The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison. Statistics of particular use to students, such as tallest mountain and world size ranking, are highlighted in each entry. In addition, Geo-Data features a special rankings section, outlining statistics such as the ten longest rivers on each continent, largest deserts in the world and others. Includes a comprehensive index.
"The third edition of this wide-ranging resource to the physical geography of every country in the world features notable improvements in both format and coverage. Not only is it longer than the first,..but it has a markedly longer, more comprehensive index (by geographic name as well as thematic subject) and a special rankings section that lists highest mountains, longest rivers, largest deserts, and other statistics of particular use to students. ..Featuring a standized format to facilitate comparisons, the new edition is awash with physical maps and tables and various other statistics pertaining to climate and vegetation Definitely recommended for general reference collections in public libraries and undergraduate-college libraries."
-- Library Journal (April 2003)
Price: US $342.00