Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414490860
  • ISBN-13: 9781414490861
  • DDC: 910.3
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 3266 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This full-color title provides comprehensive, consistent coverage of nearly 200 countries plus 8 dependencies, maps of each country, flags and seals on color end sheets, and more than 600 photographs. All entries are fully updated with a special emphasis given to prominent topics such as climate change (including sustainability and renewable energy projects) and the Arab spring. This edition includes new, full country profiles for Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Palestinian Territories. Each entry breaks the country's information into 35 numbered headings allowing users to compare countries in a variety of ways.

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Features and Benefits

  • Educational, student-friendly features include: Consistent coverage of 193 countries; Maps of every country; Flags and seals on color end sheets; More than 600 photos of people and places; Each entry is fully updated to ensure coverage of current events and demographic changes; and a Guide to country articles, general index and glossary in the backmatter.
  • "Association Copies" Appendix lists books by significant people who have owned them.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414463138 | ISBN-13: 9781414463131


"Highly recommended for student use." -- ARBA (1997)


"This is an exemplary set for all school public libraries. Because it is up-to-date, and relatively inexpensive, it should replace earlier editions." -- Booklist (December 2004)

— Booklist

"This set includes 192 country entries arranged alphabetically. Each entry is broken down into 35 important headings, and includes a map, the flag and seal, profiles and data insets, and b & w photos. Each volume includes a glossary. Volume 10 includes a set index. The arrangement and thorough coverage will appeal to students and teachers." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

"Libraries owning early editions should seriously consider purchasing the fourth." --School Library Journal, April 2005

— School Library Journal

"Young researchers in particular will appreciate the short, accessible paragraphs with consistent headings, fact boxes, contextual pronunciations and definitions, maps, and simple charts." -- Book Links (January 2004)

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"Organization makes it easy to access an abundance of useful facts and to draw comparisons among nations. A wealth of up-to-date statistical information is presented in the clearly written text and through a useful array of charts and graphs. Easy subject access and clearly presented statistical information make Junior Worldmark a valuable addition to reference collections for young people." -- School Library Journal (August 1996)

— School Library Journal

"Considering its reasonable price and inclusive content, this junior encyclopedia is a great value for any elementary or middle school library or classroom. It is a fresh alternative to using lengthy, unwieldy Internet resources!" -- Catholic Library World (March 2005)

— Catholic Library World

"The double-column page layout is open, clear, and approachable, and entries are enhanced by a judicious use of black-and-white photographs as well as ... maps. The large, sturdily bound volumes lie open satisfactorily, facilitating note taking. The expository writing is very dry but entirely lucid, making for a text that is easy for high-school and college users to comprehend. Will be useful in high-school, public, and academic libraries, especially where its sister sets, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life and Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations are popular." --RBB/Booklist (03/15/00)

— Booklist

"This beautifully produced set will be heavily used because it has most of the important information that teachers request for reports and much more. It is highly recommended for elementary and middle school and public libraries." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (May 1996)

— Booklist

"This resource incorporates a wealth of information into its chapters and is well suited for elementary and secondary school media centers and large public libraries." --ARBA, 2008


"This set will be a good addition to school and public libraries." -- ARBA (2002)


"These reference titles will be good resources for quick, detailed information about a state, province, or country." -- Library Media Connection (March 2005)

— Library Media Connection