This gazetteer has been revised and updated to provide a complete A-Z reference source for anyone seeking information about the places of the world. It covers the political world, the physical world and special places such as national parks and monuments. The 165,000 entries are packed with information including: physical geography descriptions; political boundaries; historical, political, cultural and economic descriptions; natural, agricultural and other resources; principal trade, business and industrial activities; highways, railroads, canals and pipelines; points of interest, including cultural, educational, religious and other institutions; population from recent censuses; latitude, longitude and elevation; official local government place names; changed or variant names and spelling; and pronunciations.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 3578
Weight: 9730 g
Dimensions: 285 x 222 x 242 mm
Edition: second edition
"A fully updated and expanded edition of every reference librarian's prized geographic tool." -- "Library Journal"
"Relatively speaking, covering the entire world for $750 doesn't seem quite so expensive." -- Bill Warren, "Mercator's World"