By M Y. (Ed.) Sachs
A spouse to Worldmark Yearbook 2000, this 10th version deals 4 volumes at the continents plus one at the United countries and a brand new quantity on international 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 wide selection of data on 50 subject matters, together with inhabitants, topography, heritage, govt, media, and a bibliography. particularly noteworthy: a few of these sections supply details now not to be had in different geographical encyclopedias (e.g., judicial method, neighborhood govt, and libraries and museums). Compiled ordinarily via lecturers, the succinctly written articles comprise a lot present info, a few of it courting from as lately as August 2000. the amount on leaders is principally worthwhile, supplying hard-to-find biographical info on lesser-known heads of nation. those profiles, quite often written or up to date in 2000, were culled from various print and internet assets. the amount at the United international locations is an excellent prepared reference, describing the background and constitution of U.N. organizations and together with invaluable comparative statistical tables. a really minor quibble: the rustic volumes don't include signed entries. nonetheless, this set is a phenomenal resource supplying trustworthy, accomplished, and simply available info for commonly asked reference questions. the fee can be steep for smaller libraries, yet this can be hugely urged for greater public and educational collections.