eBook Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 13th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414490909
  • ISBN-13: 9781414490908
  • DDC: 910.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 3601 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 197 countries and 7 dependencies from around the world in 5 volumes. Its 4 country volumes are arranged by global region (Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe) while a United Nations volume focuses on that organization's purposes, principles, and agencies, including the Security Council and Human Rights Commission. Country articles range from 6 to 42 pages and are organized into 50 standardized rubrics that allow for easy comparisons across countries. All 204 entries have been fully updated to ensure coverage of recent events and demographic changes, with special emphasis given to prominent topics such as climate change (including sustainability and renewable energy projects) and the Arab spring.

Features and Benefits

  • Readers Guide.
  • Conversion Table.
  • Glossary of Religious Holidays.
  • Glossary of Special Terms.
  • Index to countries and Territories.
  • Index to United Nations and Related Agencies.
  • General bibliography.
  • Includes comprehensive indexes, extensive bibliographies, chronologies and organizations to contact.
  • Regional maps and country flags are presented on color endsheets.
  • Includes a Readers Guide; Conversion Table; Glossary of Religious Holidays; and General Bibliography.
  • Contains two indexes: one for countries and territories, and another on the United Nations and related agencies.
  • Country articles are organized into 50 standardized rubrics that allow for easy comparisons across countries.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414433905 | ISBN-13: 9781414433905

Reviews

"This set continues to be a very valuable and often-consulted source of information on the physical, historical, social, economic, governmental, and political environments of each country profiled. Summing it up: Essential. All academic and public libraries supporting lower-/upper-division undergraduates, graduates, and general readers." --CHOICE, May 2007

— Choice

"The Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations is extremely well exectued, with plenty of detail. The information is up to date as of mid-2006. The information is presented without obvious bias, and each entry includes a bibliography of the works cited in its preparation. The level of detail and of the writing makes it useful for high school level and up. Its price is high, but this is an outstanding reference resource that will be an asset to any media center, public library, or academic library that needs up-to-date and authoritative information about countries." --ARBA, March 2007

— ARBA

"Differs from other encyclopedias. A detailed and authoritative picture of the nations of the world." -- John Barkham Reviews

— John Barham Reviews

"First published in a single volume in 1960, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations went through several publishers before it landed under Gale's big tent with the eighth edition in 1995. Since then, this reliable staple of library collections has arrived consistently every few years. All of the bibliographies have been updated and now include a great many titles published since 2000. All facts, figures, and other information have been checked and verified or updated as well." --Booklist, March 1, 2007

— Booklist

"An exceptionally useful encyclopedia. Carefully edited and well-conceived. Recommended for all general-reference collections." -- Library Journal

— Library Journal

"...this set is an outstanding source providing reliable, comprehensive, and easily accesible information for frequently asked reference questions...highly recommended for larger public and academic collections." -- Library Journal (January 2001)

— Library Journal

"Useful for all undergraduate libraries." -- CHOICE (June 1995)

— Choice

"...this work presents current data concerning 229 nations, territories, and dependencies plus brief entries for nearly 1,600 national, regional, and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Each entry presents basic background on government, economics, social welfare programs, education, and cultural affairs...Good outline maps appear with the entries, and each volume has regional maps in color and plates of national flags and government seals...Recommended for larger libraries." -- Choice (December 2000)

— Choice

"...factual, up-to-date, and useful,.." -- Choice (April 2001)

— Choice

"The first edition of this standard title contained 119 articles in one volume. The new edition has entries for 194 countries (including East Timor) and six dependencies. Volume six provides profiles of 193 world leaders." -- Booklist (Febraury/March 2001)

— Booklist

"...the classic and comprehensive family of encyclopedias."-- The Social Studies Educator (http://edla.aum.edu) (March 2000)

— Social Studies Educator

"This new five-volume set covers the world like a blanket! Beautifully and sturdily bound to withstand the rigors of frequent use in schools and libraries. An outstanding resource that should be available for social studies pupils in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, and in college, university and public libraries."-- The Social Studies Educator (http://edla.aum.edu) (March 2000)

— Social Studies Educator

"A useful reference tool in school, academic, public, and home libraries." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

— Booklist

"Fresh portraits of countries useful for high-school and adult collections. The essays cover a wide range of information." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (August 1996)

— Booklist

"Standard source of brief statistical and background information on the countries of the world and on the United Nations." -- Wilson Library Bulletin

— Wilson Library Bulletin

"Nations, provides comprehensive information on the world's nation states. Each set has four volumes: Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe."

— Resource

"Many articles have inset charts and tables. With students needing an awareness of the global community in which they live and so lacking in knowledge about geography, this is a high-priority purchase." --Reference for Students, February 2007

— Blanche Woolls

"This fine resource gives essential information about all the counties of the world; brief information including capital, flag, anthem, monetary unit, and holidays; and in-depth text on geographic features, languages, religions, government, economy, educatin, and famous people...This set of biographies illuminates the political process in different countries of the world. It is an interesting view of how power is managed amid competing factions both within and between countries." -- Seekonk Star (January 2001)

— Seekonk Star (East Providence, RI)

Table of Contents

Reader''s Guide.
Preface to the Seventh Edition.
Foreword to the First Edition.
Foreword.
Introduction to the First Edition.
Conversion Tables.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Glossary of Religious Holidays.
Glossary of Special Terms.
Editorial Staff.
Contributors.
Acknowledgments.
THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM.
The United Nations Family of Organizations.
Structure of the United Nations System.
Comparison with the League of Nations.
The Making of the United Nations.
Purposes and Principles.
Membership.
United Nations Headquarters.
The United Nations Budget.
The General Assembly.
The Security Council.
The Economic and Social Council.
The Trusteeship Council.
The International Court of Justice
The Secretariat.
The Secretary-General.
International Peace and Security.
Arms Regulation and Disarmament.
Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Law of the Sea.
Economic and Social Development.
Technical Cooperation Programs.
Social and Humanitarian Assistance.
Human Rights.
Independence of Colonial Peoples.
International Law.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Addresses of the Principal United Nations Organizations.
United Nations Online Databases.
United Nations Depository Libraries.
Employment at the UN.
THE UNITED NATIONS RELATED AGENCIES.
Agencies of the United Nations System.
The International Atomic Energy Agency.
The International Labour Organization (ILO).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The World Health Organization (WHO).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The World Trade Organization (WTO).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The World Bank Group.
Africa.
Algeria.
Angola.
Benin.
Botswana.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cameroon.
Cape Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Comoros.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DROC).
Congo, Republic of the (ROC).
Côte d''ivoire.
Djibouti.
Egypt.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Ethiopia.
French African Dependencies.
Gabon.
The Gambia.
Ghana.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Kenya.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Mali.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Morocco.
Mozambique.
Namibia.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Rwanda.
São Tomé and Príncipe.
Senegal.
Seychelles.
Sierra Leone.
Somalia.
South Africa.
Americas.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Argentina.
The Bahamas.
Barbados.
Belize.
Bolivia.
Brazil.
Canada.
Chile.
Colombia.
Costa Rica.
Cuba.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
Ecuador.
El Salvador.
French American Dependencies.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Jamaica.
Mexico.
Netherlands American Dependencies.
Nicaragua.
Panama.
Paraguay.
Peru.
St. Kitts and Nevis.
St. Lucia.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Suriname.
Trinidad and Tobago.
United Kingdom American Dependencies.
United States.
Uruguay.
Venezuela.
South Sudan.
Sudan.
Swaziland.
Tanzania.
Togo.
Tunisia.
Uganda.
United Kingdom African Dependencies.
Zambia.
Zimbabwe.
Asia and Oceania.
Afghanistan.
Australia.
Azerbaijan.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Bhutan.
Brunei Darussalam.
Cambodia.
China.
Cyprus.
East Timor.
Fiji.
French Pacific Dependencies.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Israel.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kiribati.
Korea, Democratic People''s Republic of (DPRK).
Korea, Republic of (ROK).
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Lebanon.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Marshall Islands.
Micronesia, Federated States of.
Mongolia.
Myanmar.
Nauru.
Nepal.
New Zealand.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Palestinian Territories.
Papua New Guinea.
Philippines.
Qatar.
Samoa.
Saudi Arabia.
Singapore.
Solomon Islands.
Sri Lanka.
Syria.
Taiwan.
Tajikistan.
Thailand.
Tonga.
Turkey.
Turkmenistan.
Tuvalu.
United Arab Emirates.
United States Pacific Dependencies.
Uzbekistan.
Vanuatu.
Vietnam.
Yemen.
Europe.
Albania.
Andorra.
Armenia.
Austria.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bulgaria.
Croatia.
Czech Republic.
Denmark.
Estonia.
Finland.
France.
Georgia.
Germany.
Greece.
Hungary.
Iceland.
Ireland.
Italy.
Kosovo.
Latvia.
Liechtenstein.
Lithuania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Malta.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Montenegro.
Netherlands.
Norway.
Poland.
Portugal.
Romania.
Russia.
San Marino.
Serbia.
Slovakia.
Slovenia.
Spain.
Sweden.
Switzerland.
Ukraine.
United Kingdom.
Vatican City.