A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave.
Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.
For anyone who has pondered the vastness of our universe, the rich variety of our planet, and the endlessly fascinating world of knowledge that surrounds us, National Geographic presents this timely volume. Exploring a full spectrum of topics, from the universe to climate and weather, from the human world to science and technology, this meticulously written and extravagantly illustrated book is the ultimate family reference.
- Profiles of all 194 countries in the world
- Key facts, statistics, superlatives, timelines on every page
- Biographies of 55 people whose lives and ideas have shaped our world
- More than 100 detailed modern and archival maps bursting with more than 500 color photographs and illustrations
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