This is a dynamic reference to the world and its people, presenting key facts and figures in an accessible and exciting way. It features physical and human geo information and its extremes such as the largest and smallest, longest and shortest, hottest and coldest. It includes: landscapes and the world's physical features (e.g. continents, mountains, lakes and islands); natural disasters, climatic extremes and the environment (e.g. volcanic eruptions, rainfall and forested areas); globalization, economy and conflict (e.g. trade, wealth and debt, military spending and terrorist incidents); social indicators, communications and population (e.g. mortality, fertility, access to telecommunications, projected populations); internet links. Also, there is a complete listing of the world's countries with key data such as population, currency and languages.