Begun in 1966, The World Today Series offers a penetrating look into every nation—its geographical setting, history, current government, politics, cultures, economy, as well as its problems and prospects. The up-to-date content is effectively supplemented with maps, photographs, original art, and comprehensive bibliographies. As events become more remote, their descriptions are condensed with each new edition. This allows room to present the important, current happenings that have occurred since publication of the previous edition, along with insightful discussion of the reasons they occurred and the implications for the future. The result is a series of well-proportioned, complete, and very up-to-date texts that focus on current events—uncluttered with unnecessary and repetitive background detail. Each new edition brings the world into today’s perspective for the reader. Revised and published each year, the books in the series provide important details and analysis for each country, with sharp focus on the realities of today’s events. Year after year, the combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with the informed projections make The World Today books are outstanding resources for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors, students, and high-school, college & public libraries. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets!