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First published in 1952, The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World has been the definitive encyclopedia of places. Unmatched in scope, authority, and usefulness, the first edition of this revered reference work continues to serve as the standard source of information about the geography of the world. Now the new edition of the Gazetteer takes the measure of our world at the end of the millennium, with 160,000 entries, 25,000 new to this edition. Entries are packed with information: * Physical descriptions * Economic, political, historical, cultural descriptions--from natural resources to landmarks and key events. * Population * Latitude, longitude, and elevation * Pronunciations * Changed or variant names and spellings There are entries on every type of place: * The physical world--continents, regions, oceans,seas, lakes, lagoons, rivers, mountain ranges, valleys, rain forests, deserts, islands, and more * The political world--countries, provinces, states, counties, regions, cities, towns, neighborhoods, historical and archaeological sites. * And all the special places--from national parks and monuments to airports, harbors, dams, shopping malls, canals, mines, nuclear plants, and much more.