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People and Places

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Volumes: 7 

This completely redesigned and expanded edition of World Book’s Encyclopedia of People and Places provides accurate and up-to-date information on the geography, economies, histories, and people of the world’s 194 independent nations in a colourful, lavishly illustrated new format.

The new seventh volume, People on the Move—Settling the World’s Regions, focuses on how people migrated across the globe, region by region. This volume provides a regional complement to the A – Z arrangement of the six country volumes, and also includes a cumulative index.

New in this edition:
• A major revision of the text
• A 192-page seventh volume on human settlement by region
• New layout and design
• Larger trim size
• New fact boxes
• Simplified timelines
• Many new illustrations
• Many new maps
• Volume-by-volume pagination

Key benefits

  • Thousands of full-colour illustrations that capture the reader's interest and help meet his or her educational needs.
  • A concise overview of the history, geography, politics, and economics of our fascinating world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, nations are presented with the clear text and breathtaking photography you have come to expect from World Book.
  • A-Z organisation allowing students to locate each country with ease.
  • Hundreds of full-colour maps and 600 charts and graphs.
  • Helpful time lines that list significant events, with colour bars signifying different periods of time for easy reference.
  • Fact box for each country includes flag, locator globe, and key information on terrain, government, people, economy, and technology.
  • Cumulative index at the end of volume 7.
  • Country Web site listings in volume 7.

Titles include:

  • Volume 1: A-B - Afghanistan to Burundi
  • Volume 2: C-F - Cambodia to French Polynesia
  • Volume 3: G-J - Gabon to Jordan
  • Volume 4: K-N -Kazakhstan to Norway
  • Volume 5: O-S - Oman to Syria
  • Volume 6: T-Z - Tahiti to Zimbabwe
  • Volume 7: People on the Move - Settling the World's Regions

Awards & Reviews:

Award-winning Maps

The World Book cartography staff has been honoured for excellence in cartographic design by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping in conjunction with the Cartography
and Geographic Information Society.

"A solid purchase, highly recommended for school and public libraries serving researchers in upper primary and high school."

"The photos are clear and well captioned. The well-balanced articles present information on conflict without bias. This is a good set for country projects done at upper primary and high school levels."
Library Media Connection.

“The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places is paramount for anyone interested in learning about nations of the world.”  -- American Reference Book Annual.

ISBN: 978-0-7166-3758-5

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