| By Laura Avery |
In 2020, the entire world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has brought many activities to a halt: enjoying a meal at a restaurant, attending school, and traveling—to name a few.
Gale can help with at least one of those: You can see the world without leaving the safety of your own home with Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2021! This publication offers detailed information about every country in the world. Two volumes compile government reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and television, climate, and other characteristics of countries worldwide. Plus, there are travel alerts, passport and visa information, and world health information for travelers; and customs and duty tips for returning residents—all handy to use once travel restrictions are lifted.
Countries of the World is comprised of approximately 230 chapters, totaling more than 3,000 pages on the subject of countries and their leadership profiles. Data in country essays has been updated, with particular attention paid to changes in governmental leadership since the last edition.
Use Countries of the World to help make this big world seem more familiar and perhaps show how similar we all are.