The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Geography is a comprehensive, fully up-to-date dictionary of geographic place names that also includes the major peoples, ethnic groups, and languages of the world. Developed by the editors of the American Heritage(R) dictionaries, this handy reference work puts the world and its peoples at your fingertips with more than 10,000 entries. Definitions are concise and informative, providing capsule histories of nations, regions, empires, and cities from ancient to modern times - the perfect companion to the daily newspaper and the nightly newscast. Features include: The most current population figures available for every state and country. Convenient locator maps for all nations of the world. 8-page full-color map insert with detailed, up-to-date maps of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America; Full pronunciations and syllable divisions. Updated world currency table plus lists of the highest mountains, and longest rivers.
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