This A-Z listing offers profiles of each nation of the world, as well as political and physical maps in color. The profiles are standard fare: geography, population, history, economy, languages, and the like. The overall quality, timeliness, and thoroughness does not begin to match several standard print sources. But, if one cannot get to a library, these profiles and maps are available free of charge via the Internet. Also, keyword searching allows for quick combinations of statistics and facts. In a pinch, this Australian product is an OK site for country reports up to the high school level.