Germany has close links with its neighbours and is a leading member of the European Union. As a result of its history, culture and politics, no other country has had such a profound impact on Europe. This comprehensive book covers Germany's history, landscape and climate, population and settlements, government and politics, energy and resources, economy and income, global connections, transport and communications, education and health, culture and religion, leisure and tourism, environment and conservation, and future challenges. It also includes a full colour map, tables and diagrams of important statistics, and numerous boxes with interesting 'Did you know ...?' fact boxes. There are also special focus panels which go into detail on specific aspects of the country. Stunning and informative photos, many specially taken for this book, enhance this attractive and highly useful introduction to an important country in today's world.
David Flint is Head of Primary Teacher Training at University College, Worcester, UK. He has written many educational books for children, including Continents: Europe (Wayland).