[I'm not sure if this is the right StackExchange site for this question, but it was the closest I could find to general geography.]

I love learning about the countries of the world, and my favorite book has been "World Reference Atlas: A-Z factfile and detailed mapping of all the world's nations," published by DK. It has 2-4 pages on each country in the world, with their map, history, and info about economy, population, etc. However, my version is the 1998 edition, and they haven't revised it since (I think). Is there a comparable book out there?

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I cannot advise a specific book but there are a ton of great online ressources for the scope you outlined. Some popular examples:


Actually I can advise a specific book. The CIA World Factbook is available in print format as well. ISBN: 978-1634503280 for the 2016 edition.

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