Readers and report writers get the big picture by examining the planet continent by continent. Each volume offers a look at countries in the continent and brings to light similarities and differences in culture, language, and geography. Readers explore each region and gain an understanding of geography, history, and natural resources. Quotes from inhabitants of each continent offer a personal view on life around the world.
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