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This is not a systematic geography but it is a

useful book of reference. The countries of the world are arranged alpha- betically and under each heading will be found summary details of area, population, general physical conditions, natural resources, trade and finance, with an economic sketch- map. Thirty-two small, but well executed, coloured maps of the world are given at the begi • of the book. At the end is an index of commodities. Students of commerce will find the book helpful.