World Facts And Figures
A Unique, Authoritative Collection Of Comparative Information About Cities, Countries, And Geographic Features Of The WorldBook - 1979
**** The second edition (1979) of this standard geographic reference (first published in 1973 as The world in figures is cited in Sheehy. Showers gives, in tabular form, such superlatives as population, GNP, roads and rail lengths and usage, school enrollments, country area, climate, schools, bridges, rivers, mountains. Tables in most works are sedative, though useful; Showers' tables, to a geophile, are both exciting and useful. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1979.
Characteristics: xii, 757 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.