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Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic

Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · 39-43 in the country names, much less demonstrate RR 2017/148 any knowledge of the background, physical Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First features, ethnic populations, religions or health care access. A first perusal of NationMaster was Encounters with the Exotic exciting. It is possible to compare countries, get Clare Cock-Starkey profiles of individual countries or categories such British Library as agriculture, crime, social issues, education London and many more. The devil is in the details, though, and with closer scrutiny, it is disappointing. Too often the information and 191 pp. statistics are out of date in a time when changes ISBN 978 0 7123 5636 7 are unfolding at a dizzying pace. In addition, it £12.99 is difficult to discern where the exact data comes Keywords Discovery and exploration, Natural world from, making it difficult to look for newer statistics from the issuing agency. Two requests Review DOI 10.1108/RR-03-2017-0049 for further source information and updating While perhaps less of a “reference” in the frequency went unanswered. more traditional sense of the word, as this is Using the example of the United Kingdom, not a book one http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic

Reference Reviews , Volume 31 (5): 2 – Jun 19, 2017

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Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · 39-43 in the country names, much less demonstrate RR 2017/148 any knowledge of the background, physical Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First features, ethnic populations, religions or health care access. A first perusal of NationMaster was Encounters with the Exotic exciting. It is possible to compare countries, get Clare Cock-Starkey profiles of individual countries or categories such British Library as agriculture, crime, social issues, education London and many more. The devil is in the details, though, and with closer scrutiny, it is disappointing. Too often the information and 191 pp. statistics are out of date in a time when changes ISBN 978 0 7123 5636 7 are unfolding at a dizzying pace. In addition, it £12.99 is difficult to discern where the exact data comes Keywords Discovery and exploration, Natural world from, making it difficult to look for newer statistics from the issuing agency. Two requests Review DOI 10.1108/RR-03-2017-0049 for further source information and updating While perhaps less of a “reference” in the frequency went unanswered. more traditional sense of the word, as this is Using the example of the United Kingdom, not a book one

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Reference ReviewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 19, 2017

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