A Guide to Countries of the World

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Peter Stalker
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Science - 407 pages
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This invaluable global handbook contains separate entries for every country in the world. Each entry gives a succinct overview covering the contemporary social, economic, religious and political issues that shape the country. It also contains maps (including two colour world maps on the inside covers), and vital statistics such as GDP, life expectancy, income distribution, and internet use. An appendix of global data tables gives the main social and economic indicators country-by-country,including income and poverty figures, health and population figures, and education and telecommunication indicators. Packed with up-to-date facts presented in an easily accessible format, this dictionary is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as people who want a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

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Peter Stalker is a writer, based in Oxford, who works as a consultant to many UN agencies. He is a former editor of the annual Human Development Report, which is produced by the United Nations Development Programme, and has written several books on international labour migration for the International Labour Organization. His website is at www.pstalker.com.

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