Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, 8th Edition, presents easy-to-understand information on all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. dependencies in 2 volumes. State articles are organized into the following 50 standardized rubrics that allow for easy comparisons across states: Location, size, and extent; Topography; Climate; Flora and Fauna; Environmental protection; Population; Ethnic Groups; Languages; Religions; Transportation; History; State government; Political parties; Local government; State services; Judicial system; Armed forces; Migration; Intergovernmental cooperation; Economy; Income; Labor; Agriculture; Animal husbandry; Fishing; Forestry; Mining; Energy and power; Industry; Commerce; Consumer protection; Banking; Insurance; Securities; Public finance; Taxation; Economic policy; Health; Social Welfare; Housing; Education; Arts; Libraries and museums; Communications; Press; Organizations; Tourism, travel, and recreation; Sports; Famous persons; and Bibliography. Each state entry also contains a detailed map, flag, seal, and statistical tables.
Features & Benefits
- More than 320 tables, charts and graphs provide statistical information in a way that's easy for the reader to grasp.
- Each entry is organized into 50 standardized rubrics, facilitating quick comparison across entries and making information easy to find.
- Each entry includes a state flag, seal, and map, along with a fact box that lists key information about that state (such as the state motto, song, holidays, state bird, flower, tree, etc.
Entries have been fully updated with the latest U.S. census and state government data.