Annotation The new 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features one or more maps depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison. Statistics of particular use to students, such as "tallest mountain" and "world size ranking," are highlighted in each entry. Includes a comprehensive index.