Cover image for The statesman's yearbook : the politics, cultures, and economies of the world, 2000
The statesman's yearbook : the politics, cultures, and economies of the world, 2000
Turner, Barry.
136th edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxxii, 2024 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Part I. International organizations -- Part II. Countries of the world A-Z. Key historical events. Territory and population. Social statistics. Climate. Constitution and government. Recent elections. Current Administration. Defence. International relations. Economy. Energy and natural resources. Industry. International Trade. Communications. Social institutions. Culture. Diplomatic representatives. Further reading.
Subject Term:
Added Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
JA1 .S83 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Local History
JA51 .S7 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

On Order



Published continuously since 1863, The Statesman's Yearbook has uniquely documented the changes of the world during its most turbulent century. Its relevance to the political and business world is as central today as it was when it was first published. To face the challenge of reporting a new century, new features include: six specially commissioned essays from major political and academic figures focusing on topical issues and countries; a foldout color section that provides a political world map for quick and easy reference and a flag illustration for the 192 countries of the world; the International Organizations section has been extended and offers a highly detailed account of every important international association. Each country's Key Historical Events section has been expanded and made comprehensive. An International Economic Relations section includes a ranking of all major trading partners.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Always the premier reference tool for political, social, and economic information about countries of the world, Statesman's Yearbook lists countries alphabetically with up-to-date statistics on territory, population, defense, economy, recent elections, energy and natural resources, and the like. Information about major provinces or states is included where applicable. Most data are presented in narrative rather than tabular form. Each country entry ends with a list of further readings. The yearbook opens with excellent information about international organizations like the UN and the European Union, and with chronological summaries of worldwide news of the past year. The 2000 edition also includes a brief summary of major events in each country during the last year and features an index of places and international organizations (earlier editions had additional indexes organized by persons and products). Those indexes should have remained in the 2000 edition. More comprehensive than World Almanac and Book of Facts or CIA World Factbook, Statesman's Yearbook is recommended for all academic libraries. M. Shores; University of Arkansas at Monticello