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Title:
Junior worldmark encyclopedia of the nations
Author:
Gall, Timothy L.
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : UXL, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
9 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Afghanistan to Brunei Darussalam -- v. 2. Bulgaria to Czech Republic -- v. 3. Denmark to Guyana -- v. 4. Haiti to Kyrgyzstan -- v. 5. Laos to Myanmar -- v. 6. Nambia to Portugal -- v. 7. Qatar to South Africa -- v. 8. Spain to Tuvalu -- v. 9. Uganda to Zimbabwe.
ISBN:
9780787653668

9780787653675

9780787653682

9780787653699

9780787653705

9780787653712

9780787653729

9780787653736

9780787653743

9780787653750
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Comprehensive - with all the information students need to compare the nations of the world - and written clearly, directly and expressly for students, the "Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations" features consistent coverage of all countries; maps of each country; flags and seals on color end sheets; more than 600 photographs; and much more.


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Booklist Review

This fourth edition of what is now a standard work for school libraries follows the format of previous editions. Articles on 193 countries are presented in alphabetical order. Each article begins with a black-and-white illustration of the nation's flag and seal and a summary list that includes capital city, title or beginning line of anthem, monetary unit, weights and measures, holidays, and time. This data is followed by 35 uniform sections of narrative covering topics such as topography, history, government, industry, and health. Each profile ends with names of famous people and a bibliography. The bibliographies list titles, intended for young readers, that will have more complete information about daily life, foods, and plants and animals. No Web sites are cited, an unfortunate omission since students increasingly use the Internet for so much of their information. The next edition should include at least the official Web site of the country. Each volume has a comprehensive glossary, and the last volume has an index to the complete set. This edition is based on the eleventh edition of the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations 0 (2004). The list of advisors to this Junior 0 version includes many school library media specialists and social studies teachers. The Junior Worldmark0 has fewer entries because it does not cover dependencies. It also has fewer sections within chapters than the adult version. However, the content is designed to be useful to students, and the maps, charts, sidebars highlighting geographic and biographical information, and photographs that accompany the text are not found in the parent set. This is an exemplary set for all school and public libraries. Because it is up-to-date, and relatively inexpensive, it should replace earlier editions. --Robin Hoelle Copyright 2005 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-Covering 193 nations, this revision maintains many of the organizational and design characteristics of previous editions. Each entry begins with a list of fast facts followed by 35 numbered sections covering a paragraph or two on such topics as "Location and Size," "Climate," "Environment," "Ethnic Groups," "Religions," "Government," and "Industry." This arrangement will be useful for students doing comparative studies. In both format and design, changes over the life of the series have added clarity and increased access to information. Maps are more clearly marked and the fonts used here are easier to read. Biographical information about the country's head of state has been highlighted in a sidebar; where possible it includes a photograph. Additional average-quality, black-and-white photos of people and sites and color illustrations of each nation's flag are found throughout the set. Statistics (each entry includes several charts and/or graphs) and facts about current events and government changes have been updated. Libraries owning early editions should seriously consider purchasing the fourth. This resource is also available as an e-book as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.-Ellen Loughran, Library Consultant, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.