Presents an overview of the world's major geographical features, describing the physical, biological, and cultural regions on Earth, including information on boundaries, mapmaking, conservation, animal and plant life, agriculture, industries, economy, peoples and cultures. Three volumes.
This comprehensive, illustrated almanac is packed with fascinating information about the entire physical world and its peoples. Organized into four main parts for easy reference, it offers the latest geographic and global information.
Explores the cities of Saigon, Kampuchea, and Burma; discusses how they changed into Ho Chi Minh City, Cambodia, and Myanmar; and looks at the political and geographic histories of the Qin and Mughal Empires, the empires of the Great Kahn and Japan, and Tibet.
An immense land, China is approximately the same size as the United States. Yet it is home to more than four times as many people as live within U.S. borders-and the population is concentrated in the eastern half of the country because much of the west consists of rugged mountains and inhospitable desert.
This is a two-volume A-to-Z reference to the peoples of the Asia-Pacific region east of the Caspian Sea, not including the countries of the Middle East. More than 400 entries cover the major peoples that for a time maintained a cultural identity in the area.