By M Y. (Ed.) Sachs
A significant other to Worldmark Yearbook 2000, this 10th variation deals 4 volumes at the continents plus one at the United international locations and a brand new quantity on global leaders. every one continent quantity comprises alphabetically prepared chaptersDranging from ten to 30 pagesDdescribing approximately two hundred nations and dependencies. each one bankruptcy includes a good selection of data on 50 subject matters, together with inhabitants, topography, heritage, executive, media, and a bibliography. specially noteworthy: a few of these sections supply details no longer on hand in different geographical encyclopedias (e.g., judicial method, neighborhood executive, and libraries and museums). Compiled typically by means of lecturers, the succinctly written articles include a lot present details, a few of it relationship from as lately as August 2000. the quantity on leaders is principally priceless, offering hard-to-find biographical details on lesser-known heads of country. those profiles, commonly written or up-to-date in 2000, were culled from quite a few print and internet assets. the quantity at the United international locations is a wonderful prepared reference, describing the background and constitution of U.N. corporations and together with worthy comparative statistical tables. a truly minor quibble: the rustic volumes don't include signed entries. nonetheless, this set is an exceptional resource delivering trustworthy, entire, and simply obtainable info for commonly asked reference questions. the associated fee could be steep for smaller libraries, yet this is often hugely urged for better public and educational collections.