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Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Reference Books

 check it out CIA World Fact Book

The World Factbook, produced annually by the CIA, has become the ultimate, authoritative source of information on all the nations of the world. It provides current data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Topics addressed include the political climate, natural resources, environment, population, ethnic groups, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, literacy rate, religion, legal system, and much more. Key data are grouped under the headings of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
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National Geographic Atlas of the World


Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology and information with dynamic and diverse physiographic and cultural content, this edition is NG's most accurate and interesting record of the world yet. The opening section, Ninety Years of Mapping at National Geographic, traces the founding of Geographic cartography to the present advances in technology and the practice of compiling and organizing geographic information. The atlas truly begins with three stunning new, full-spread world maps, that drape Earth's surface seamlessly with satellite imagery, then physical and natural features, and finally today's political world of countries and growing cities.
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State of the World 2005


Since September 11, 2001, many governments have reasserted the centrality of traditional, military-focused security. Yet the aftermath of the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq underlines once more that lasting security is not found in soldiers, bullets, and tanks. "Security" concerns are only in part about violent conflict, a worst-case outcome that results from a broad range of underlying vulnerabilities: the complex interactions between environmental degradation, poverty, and inequity; growing human populations; and the international proliferation of deadly weapons.
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The Statesman's Yearbook 2005


For one hundred and forty-one years The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current, political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The 2005 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. A foldout color section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives you all of the information you need in one easily digestible single volume.
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Vital Signs 2005


The award-winning Worldwatch Institute reveals the often overlooked key trends that define the true health of our planet. It tracks the major indicators that show social, economic, and environmental progress, or the lack thereof. Vital Signs 2005 presents up-to-the-minute information on environmental and sustainable development topics, such as climate change, world population, energy, transgenic crops, HIV/AIDS, trade, and Internet use. Each trend is presented in text and graphics, providing a thorough, well-documented, and accessible overview. Vital Signs is an excellent companion to Worldwatch's acclaimed State of the World series.


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