Books about countries including information regarding the historical and cultural aspects of countries and cultures, are scattered throughout the collection. Here are three of the main types of quick overviews:
Historical dictionaries: Definitions of places, people, and events surrounding a country/region.
Cultural reference books: Places and historical relevance put into context with the culture of the population.
Travel guides: Fodor's, Rough Guides, etc. Useful for both countries and regions.
Try it below:
Here are some more great ways to search for books on countries:
For each place (region/country/city/etc.) combine the place with one of the following using AND
Example: China AND social conditions