Name the country, large or small, that you want to know more about--and then turn to the pages devoted to it. From Afghanistan and Albania to Honduras and Hungary to Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, every nation in the world is here, with brightly colored maps showing its major towns, roads, and rivers, and information on its geography, economy, history and politics. Even major airports and, in most cases, the country's highest point, are included. Locator maps show the position of each country within its region; pictures display each national flag, accompanied by an explanation of its origin; and climate graphs trace weather patterns. Over 100 stamps are illustrated and ready-reference table's provide up-to-date statistics. An invaluable guide for the student, traveler, or anyone who just wants to be better informed about the world.