- File Size: 38604 KB
- Print Length: 4902 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse; 2017 ed. edition (November 22, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 22, 2016
- Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HDVCJMU
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For each country, data are provided on such dimensions as (a) geography, (b)nature of the government, (c) the economy, (d) energy, (e) communications, (f) transportation, and (g) military and security, among others.
I do research that calls for comparative data across countries. This volume becomes an important resource for me. A good investment, in my mind, y purchasing annual editions of this volume.
something you didn;t know about a country. Very well written as well
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As a book, it has no index. That is a very serious disadvantage for any reference book. I was particularly interested in Global World Product (GWP). The CIA use a similar measure called SGWP. I could not find it until I realized that the whole book arranged by countries, has created a chapter under W called 'World'. In there is has SGWP as $74.15 tn, followed ominously by (2015 est.). When I go to the CIA Factbook 2017 online version, that tells me that SGWP is $75.52tn (2016 est.).
I had similar results checking various other economic data items.
As a result, I come to the inevitable conclusion that the title of this book is seriously misleading, in my mind bordering on the fraudulent, because it is called a 2017 Factbook, but really contains data for a 2016 Factbook.
If you buy this book expecting 2017 data as on the CIA website, you will need to access the online website to find up to date data.
The book is not published by the CIA - it is published by some outfit called Skyhorse Publishing. I wish they would be more accurate (honest?) about the title of the book.
If you want up to date data, do not buy the book - use the online version. I think Amazon should refuse to provide the book because it has such a misleading title as to date.