(back cover) Our world is a fascinating and complex place, with politics, religion, tradition, and revolution constantly affecting the fabric of nations. Here are facts and figures on borders and boundaries, nationalities and nations, customs and beliefs, war and peace, politics and royalty, transport systems, education, language, technology, flags, national dress, and more. This book tells you what you need to know about the nations and cultures of the world.
Which is the world’s smallest country? What is the world’s most widespread language? Here are answers to often-asked questions, and comparative facts about big cities, remote countries, wars, politics, religious traditions, transportation systems and more. Each title in Barron’s Pocket Factbooks seroes focuses on one of the natural or social sciences. It presents fascinating, sometimes little-known facts about its subject, as well as answers to frequently-asked questions. These books make handy reference sources for students, freelance writers, and general readers who are interested in finding out the how, where, when, and why—the specific facts and details relating to science, technology, natural history, and social history. All titles in this series are filled with attractive color photos and illustrations.