The CIA World Factbook 2011 (Paperback)
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|A country-by-country guide to the world--the product of 68 years of CIA intelligence.|
From the Publisher:
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2011 offers completeand up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guidehas been updated for 2011 with detailed information on politics, populations,military expenditures, economics, and much more. For every country on theglobe, you'll find detailed maps with new geopolitical data; statistics on thepopulation of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, andage structure; updated data on military expenditures and capabilities; details onprominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation;and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-haveresource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desireto know more about their world.
The CIA World FactBook 2011 by Central Intelligence Agency - Book Review
By: NancyGail Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/7/2010 3:32 PM
|The World FactBook 2011, put out by the CIA, is a dream for any trivia lover. All countries are listed, arranged neatly in alphabetical order. Although the information has changed over time, this reflects how the world has experienced a shift in parameter and objective. For example, the United Soviet Socialist Republic used to be one large country. As it broke up into smaller territories, the FactBook reflected that. The 2011 version is the first time the data has been made available to the public. Keep in mind the CIA is a covert operations group whose work generally gets reported solely to those who need the knowledge, such as the U.S. Armed Services Committee....read the full review|