The World Today
2000: Essential Facts in an Ever Changing World
By Barry Turner
(Palgrave Macmillan, Paperback, Abridged, 9780312227142, 800pp.)
Publication Date: February 2000
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Now in its 136th year of publication, The Statesman's Yearbook has always been the standard library reference book for world politics and economics. The World Today: 2000 offers the same up-to-date country facts in a concise, skillfully abridged, affordable paperback edition. Covering every country in the world, entries include historical background, information on government, defense, international relations, economy and social institutions. The book also covers international organizations and has fold-out geographical maps and flags for all 192 countries. The World Today: 2000 is indispensable for business people, students, journalists, and anyone who needs essential world facts at their fingertips in a small, accessible volume.
Barry Turner is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has been a full-time writer for twenty years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel, and education. He holds a Ph.D. in political history.