This set presents easy-to-understand information on 193 countries and dependencies from around the world in 5 volumes. Its 4 country volumes are arranged by global region (Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe) while a United Nations volume focuses on that organization's purposes, principles, and agencies, including the Security Council and Human Rights Commission. Country articles range from 6 to 42 pages and are organized into the following 50 standardized rubrics that allow for easy comparisons across countries. All 193 entries will be fully updated to ensure coverage of recent current events and demographic changes.
"Though the changes in this edition are relatively few, this resource is an essential to reference collections that lack sufficient access to online country resources.Gr 6-9."
-School Library Journal, February 2013
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