About this book
Everything you need to know about every country in the world, beautifully designed an and highly illustrated with over 2,000 stories and facts on every nation from Afghanistan to Zaire. Whether you are interested in man-eating catfishes, the use of wizards to influence archery contests or the location of the Land of Hum, this is the book for you. Like Michael Palin meets Ben Schott.
Covering history, travel, politics, wildlife, language, this title is a celebration of everything which makes this planet so fascinating. With an entry for every country, from the impenetrably immense (China) to the most completely marginal (San Marino), it covers surprising information.