Encyclopaedia of World Geography is a publication which, since it was originally published, marked a significant step forward in academic, geographic, literary and anthropological research and exploration. Essentially geographical in content and description, the publication however has become a standard reference encyclopaedia whose value as an original source work on the continents of the world, the thousands of communities and peoples therein, their diverse cultures and manifestations in custom and ethnic distinctiveness, remains undiminished even today. Thus, this monumental work combines in itself and at once, all the elements of meaningful knowledge: the academics of observation and conclusion; the geographical enchantment of little known places, peoples and their lives; historical romance of explorations, discoveries and events that change the course of lives; the fascination of ethnography, and the anthropological delight of cultural and collective evolution all over the world.
Structured meticulously into six volumes comprising twelve parts, the Encyclopaedia describes in detail the continents in terms of both physical and human geography and practical anthropology. The land masses covered include Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, West Indies and South America, Australasia, and Europe. It attempts to make each volume complete and self-sufficient by itself.
Illustrated with original woodcuts, etchings, sketches and maps, the Encyclopaedia of World Geography is a publication of enduring value, significance and reading interest. It appeals not only to the geographer and anthropologist but also to the traveller, adventurer and explorer. It constitutes a valuable addition to any social science library in terms of original source material and sociological information bank.