For each of the 195 officially recognized countries of the world, a mini essay clearly and concisely explains its key history, characteristics, and social and political structures. Alongside, an outline map shows each country's global location, main geographic features, and capital city, while a table of essential data details its population, political system, languages, major religions, currency, gross domestic product, main industries, and much more.
About the Author
Dr. Jacob F. Field is a research associate at the University of Cambridge, has a degree in history from the University of Oxford, and has taught economic and military history at Massey University and the University of Waikato. He has written and contributed to numerous books and academic papers and is the author of One Bloody Thing After Another, We Shall fight on the Beaches, and D-Day: The Facts Behind Operation Overlord.