People and Places, 2nd Edition

Jump-start social studies research with The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places! The seven hard-cover volumes are filled with reliable details about all the world’s independent nations through information about geography, economy, history, and culture. Volumes 1 through 6 contain alphabetically-arranged entries describing the world's countries and overseas territories illustrated with maps and pictures. Each entry contains up-to-date facts about the country and its people, such as government type, geographical details, and citizen life expectancy. Volume 7, "People on the Move," describes how humans settled the world through waves of migration many thousands of years ago and also includes a comprehensive index. Which country has a mixed member proportional system of electing lawmakers? What percentage of Brazil's population lives in cities? How many islands make up the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia? The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places is the first stop for students interested in geography, world history, and social studies.

SKU: 20291
ISBN: 978-0-7166-3758-5
Pages: 1696
Volumes: 7
Price: $399.00
    • Thousands of full-color illustrations
    • Concise overview of each country
    • Hundreds of colorful maps, charts, and graphs
    • Fact boxes highlight quick facts of each country

    “A solid purchase, highly recommended for school and public libraries serving researchers in upper- elementary and middle school.” -Booklist, September 2011

    “The photos are clear and well captioned. The well-balanced articles present information on conflict without bias….This is a good set for country reports done at upper elementary and middle school levels.” -Library Media Connection, Aug. / Sept. 2011

    “The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places is paramount for anyone interested in learning about nations of the world.” -American Reference Book Annual 2011