Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Un libro in lingua di Not Available (NA) edito da Gale / Cengage Learning, 2006

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This five-volume encyclopedia opens with a volume dedicated to the United Nations and its various agencies. It describes the structure, history, and activities of the various UN organizations and programs, as well as other international governance bodies from the International Atomic Energy Agency to the World Bank. This volume also contains glossaries of religious holidays and special terms, a guide to abbreviations and acronyms, and conversion tables. The next four volumes, covering Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe in turn, contain 194 entries providing information on individual countries of the world. Each entry is broad in coverage, including discussion of the country's currency, weights and measures, holidays, religion, demography, transportation, political history and institutions, economy, industrial sectors, science and technology, domestic and foreign trade, balance of payments, public finance, taxes and customs, social development, health, housing, education, cultural institutions, media, tourism and recreation, and famous persons. Each entry also contains a bibliographic guide to further reading. Earlier editions have been cited in Books for College Libraries (third edition) and in Public Library Catalog. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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