From tiny Vatican City to the vast
Russian Federation, from the deserted
polar wastes to bustling Hong Kong,
the DK Geography of the World maps
every corner of the globe. But this
book is more than an atlas - it details
each country's physical geography, its
people, and its important places, explains
how the landscape or climate has shaped
the country's development, and outlines
its place in today's world.
Each region of the world is introduced
with a detailed full-color map produced
using digital imagery. Information on
physical features, climate, and flags
is included. Each map is followed by
an in-depth survey of each country in
the region, covering topics such as
agriculture and industry, ethnic groups,
everyday life, food, and recent history.
Fact boxes provide at-a-glance access
to key facts such as population, currency,
language, literacy rate, and more.
Detailed illustrations combine with
maps, photographs, and charts to bring
topics from cocoa growing to acid rain
and countries from Zaire to Canada to
life. Facts, dates, and statistics,
and a comprehensive gazetteer, glossary,
and index complete the volume.