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"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
Maps & Music
An audio archive of recorded music from around the world – the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa. Locate music by country, genre, language or cultural group.
Use How Stuff Works to find interactive maps, articles and videos about all of the major continents, the world's oceans and other physical features.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations
Articles on countries that provide information in 50 categories including population, topography, history, government and media.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture
"The writing of the encyclopedia is straightforward and consistent. Despite so many topics and places to cover, the writing flows very well and is informative....Useful in a public or academic setting for high school age and up and is a good launching point to further research." --American Reference Books Annual
Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America
"This volume will be extremely useful to those dealing with border studies, urban studies, urban planning, cultural diversity, geography of the United States, ethnic gateway communities, transnational communities, cultural networks, and conflict immigrants."--Sarah Osgood Brooks 2008