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4.0 out of 5 stars Packed with facts about our world, 1 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The CIA World Factbook 2014 (Paperback)
For the past four years I've bought The Economist's excellent 'Pocket World in Figures'. This year I've also treated myself to The CIA World Factbook 2014.
The CIA book is completely different, with detailed sections for each country rather than league tables.
Some of the statistics are new (marked 'estimated July 2013'), most are fairly recent and a few are much older (as old as 'estimated 2003').
The type is small so you'll need good eyesight and/or a spotlight above the book. The country and regional maps are in greyscale, sometimes blurred and generally very poor.
I've spotted a couple of typos but so far haven't seen any glaring statistical errors.
This book is a great achievement, easy to dip into and a bargain. For around £6.36 (or let's say the price of three High Street coffees), Amazon will deliver this almost 1,000-page book to your door.
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Initial post: 15 Dec 2013 20:55:51 GMT
Well done Mr Carter. I'm going to treat myself to this year's edition. I know there are a few errors and will point them out in my review. The online version is excellent as it enables you to list many entries in tables. The CIA World Factbook will correct online errors of which you can notify them by email(I have done this in the past, as you know, I value accuracy).

Posted on 13 Sep 2014 19:15:44 BDT
Mr C, The online version is showing U.K exports as $813.2 which is ludicrous. I have tried to email a correction but site rejects it. And these people are paid!
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