Incredibly in-depth information with numerous clarifying charts, graphs, and maps, gives researchers "the big picture" at a glance. Consular officials of the featured nations served as content reviewers. Each title profiles a major nation in terms of geography, climate, terrain, natural resources, urban environment, history, governmental structure, economy, transportation systems, arts, lifestyles, and leisure activities.
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