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The Columbia Gazetteer of the World 3 VOLUME SET (Volumes 1, 2)

Published by Columbia University Press 2008-06-23, 2008
ISBN 10: 0231145543 / ISBN 13: 9780231145541
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Title: The Columbia Gazetteer of the World 3 VOLUME...

Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008-06-23

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Revised & enlarged.

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0231145543 Former library copy. Three hardcover books with very light overall wear to the exteriors. There are library markings through out the books. The bindings are tight. The pages are clean with no markings. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JFSHV657

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With over 170,000 entries, the Columbia Gazetteer of the World is an authoritative A to Z encyclopedia of geographical places and features. Whether you're looking for the ten highest mountain peaks in North America, the major commercial crops in Brazil's economy, all the rivers in Southeast Asia, the former name of the city of Yangon, or the natural resources available in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gazetteer is the one-stop resource for all your information needs.

First published in 1998, the Gazetteer now features new entries and extensive revisions to reflect recent administrative divisions in countries around the world. It also contains new maps, population figures, and an expanded glossary of geographical and geological terms. With its long history of accuracy and authority, there is no other encyclopedia like Gazetteer.

The Columbia Gazetteer covers:

* The political world-countries, provinces, regions, states, counties, capitals, cities, towns, villages, and neighborhoods.

* The physical world-continents, oceans, seas, lakes, lagoons, rivers, bays, inlets, channels, and streams, along with islands, archipelagos, peninsulas, atolls, mountains, mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, valleys, and volcanoes.

* And special places-national parks and monuments, historic and archaeological sites, harbors, ports, airports, nuclear plants, canals, and destinations of interest.

About the Author:

Saul B. Cohen is a specialist in political geography and University Professor Emeritus at Hunter College of the City University of New York, president emeritus of Queens College of the City of New York, former director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, and past president of the Association of American Geographers.

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