The Statesman's Year-Book

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    THIS indispensable statistical Survey of the world follows its customary arrangement and once again in some fifteen hundred pages records an amazing array of facts. The British Empire and the United States fill the first two parts of the book, while the remainder—about one half in actual pages-o is occupied by other States arranged in alphabetical order. As a rule the book is revised to March in the year of publication and so two European States appear as independent which have since lost that status. The careful revision of statistics from official sources gives this volume an authoritative standing which should make it invaluable in these days when world affairs are much in discussion and factual information is most desirable. Lists of official and unofficial books dealing with each State are a most useful aspect of the volume. There are coloured maps of Central Europe and of the country traversed by the remarkable Burma-China road between Lashio and Chung-king.

    The Statesman's Year-Book

    Dr.

    M.

    Epstein

    Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1939. Edited by. Seventy-sixth annual Publication: Revised after Official Returns. Pp. xxxviii + 1508. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1939.) 20s. net.

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    The Statesman's Year-Book. Nature 143, 1048 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431048c0

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