Third edition (2011) is subtitled A Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges, covering "key development indicators, from poverty, population growth, and food production to climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade." You can preview the table of contents.
A companion resource is the interactive e-Atlas of Global Development.
2007 volume brings together GIS literature that is spread widely across the academic spectrum, offering details about the key foundations, and explore the developing vocabulary that is an amalgam of all of these fields.
Detailed articles on the physical geography on 192 countries of the world, plus a number of islands and dependencies. Each article includes the following components: basic geography and geology; mountains and hills; inland waterways; cartoast and islands; climate and vegetation; human population; natural resources; further readings.
Multifaceted tool enables you to search through telephone white pages, yellow pages, images, and generate maps and aerial photographs. And more. See the options "Businesses," "People," and "Maps" at the top of the screen.