08/30/2005: In Case You Wanted To Know More...
...The World Fact Book is now available:
"The World Factbook, a popular Central Intelligence Agency reference manual, provides a wealth of information on over 260 separate nations and other entities, listed alphabetically, in over 700 pages. There are also 12 terrain maps and three world maps included. The official government release of the 2005 World Factbook is now available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
Each entry includes a map of the nation or entity, full color picture of its flag, and information in the following categories:
-- Transnational issues
In addition, there are six appendices that provide cross- referencing information lists, international environmental agreements and information organizations and groups.
The World Factbook 2005 is available from NTIS, call 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000, for $99 plus $5 handling fee, no additional charge for shipping; quote order number PB2005-928005KTI. Most major credit cards accepted. Fax orders to 703-605-6900. For more information or go to order online.
Access information on more than 600,000 government information products on the NTIS Web site:
The National Technical Information Service is the federal government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. government and complementary material from international sources. NTIS also offers thousands of multimedia, training, and educational programs produced by federal agencies. Approximately 3 million products are available from NTIS in a variety of formats: electronic download, online access, computer products, multimedia, microfiche and paper."
Courtesy of US News Wire.
Karen on 08.30.05 @ 02:33 PM CST