Praise for the previous edition:
"An accessible and up-to-date revision of three resources combined into one."—School Library Journal
Encyclopedia of the World’s Nations and Cultures provides concise and objective descriptions of the dominant political, economic, social, and cultural systems of the countries of the world. The encyclopedia features country-by-country surveys in 40 separate categories, as well as maps, tables, charts, and lists that are linked with narrative accounts of each nation's peoples, history, government, society, and culture.
New coverage includes:
- East Timor
- Marshall Islands
- The Federated States of Micronesia.
New sections in each entry include:
- Entertainment and recreation
- Family life
- Flora and fauna
- Folklore and mythology
- A list of modern rulers
- Living conditions
- Personal appearance
- Science and technology
Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Chronologies. Tables. Charts. In four volumes.
About the Author(s)
George Thomas Kurian is a longtime packager of reference books who has published works with Facts On File, along with many other publishers. He is president of the International Encyclopedia Society.