This volume aims to be a quick-reference source on current political events, and is suitable for office, home, or school. It is relatively small, with about 70 pages of essays on current hot spots and how they came to be that way, and about 120 pages called "World gazetteer: profiles of nations and places," which is much like the nations portion of world almanacs, with the addition of a location map and some brief text on history, land, and people. The writing is clear, with a minimum of editorializing. Though the information presented is by definition quickly dated, the publisher plans to issue this annually (the 1990 edition is scheduled to be released later this summer to coincide with school's reopening). Appropriate for ready-reference, especially in the first few months after publication.
- Mary L. Larsgaard, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara Map & Imagery Lib.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Rand Mcnally, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0528838814