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.
Authoratative... Historically accurate, this title can be considered a reference standard. Library Journal This classic reference work will earn its keep... Essential. Choice The standard geographical reference source. -- Michael Levine-Clark American Reference Books Annual Vol 40 Highly recommended for all academic and medium-sized to large public and high-school libraries. Booklist 3/1/09
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 4424
Published: 1st July 2008
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.6 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 10.3