The CIA World Factbook 2012
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2012.
For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 includes:
Detailed maps with new geopolitical data
Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
New data on military expenditures and capabilities
Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards
Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation
Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure
And much more!
Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.
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The CIA World Factbook 2008 (Cia World Factbook)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
First issued as a classified document in 1962, this public, annually published resource profiles over 270 recognized countries, oceanic regions, and wildlife refuges. When applicable, A-to-Z entries ... Read full review
Review: The CIA World Fact Book 2008User Review - Louis - Goodreads
Not much has changed in this one, no countries have fell yet (since 2006),but easier to read version. Read full review