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Kaplan, Irving 1923-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 10,681 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Redactor, Adapter
Classifications: DT963, 967.62
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irving Kaplan
Tanzania, a country study by D.C.) American University (Washington( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zambia, a country study by D.C.) American University (Washington( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area handbook for Sierra Leone by Irving Kaplan( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During its fifteen years of independence since 1961, Sierra Leone has had some difficulty in maintaining political stability and in generating economic development. Political turnover has often involved the intervention of elements of the military, usually in alliance with or support of civilian political forces. It has not involved attempts at revolutionary change. Despite agricultural potential and mineral resources, the country's economic performance has been comparatively weak. By the mid-1970s, however, there were indications that it might improve. The Area Handbook for Sierra Leone seeks to provide a compact and objective exposition of the dominant social, political, economic, and national security aspects of Sierra Leonean society and to give the reader some idea of the forces at work there in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The authors have relied chiefly on published and unpublished documents and secondary sources, but knowledgeable individuals have been consulted on some points
Area handbook for Jamaica by Irving Kaplan( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume is one of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies (FAS) of The American University, designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and the kinds of possible or probable changes that might be expected in the future
Area handbook for Somalia by Irving Kaplan( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social, political, economic and governmental aspects of Somali Republic
Ethiopia, a country study by D.C.) American University (Washington( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area handbook for Zambia by Irving Kaplan( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social, political, economic and governmental aspects of Zambia
Area handbook for Kenya by Irving Kaplan( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographic, historical, political information on Kenya
Zaïre : a country study by D.C.) American University (Washington( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area handbook for Ghana by Irving Kaplan( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dominant social, political, and economic aspects of Ghanaian society are described in this handbook. Changes and developments in Ghana in the past 10 years, highlighted by the 1966 overthrough and widespread repudiation of Kwame Nkrumah and his policies and practices, have created a need for this revision of the 1962 edition. The purpose of this and other area handbooks in the series is to provide objective information on the present society and possible future changes. Chapters titles are: General Character of the Society; Physical Environment and Population; Historical Setting; Ethnic Groups and Languages; Social System; Living Conditions; Education, Information, and the Arts and Sciences; The Governmental System; Political Dynamics and Values; Foreign Political and Economic Relations; Character and Structure of the Economy; and, National Security. Additional features are: statistical tables, charts, and maps; a data summary; glossary, index, and bibliographies for this and the 1962 editions. Related documents are: so 002 053 through so 002 058, so 002 248, and so 002 249. (Author/DJB)
Angola : a country study by D.C.) American University (Washington( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of "Angola--a Country study," published by the U.S. Library of Congress. Discusses the country's geography, society, economy, transportation, government and politics, national security, and gives historical background
Area handbook for the Republic of South Africa by Irving Kaplan( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is one of a series of handbooks designed to be useful to military, and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and the kinds of possible or probable changes that might be expected in the future. This book is based on a sampling of many published sources, cited in a 40 page bibliography. Also appended is a glossary of Afrikaans and English terms. Another appendix, on South West Africa (Namibia), is included because the Republic of South Africa continues to treat it as a province although its League of Nations mandate was terminated by the United Nations. (Author/DJB)
Area handbook for Mozambique by Irving Kaplan( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area handbook for Ethiopia by Irving Kaplan( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social, political, economic and governmental aspects of Ethiopia
Area handbook on British Borneo by University of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopia, a country study( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa, a country study by Irving Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenya, a country study by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of : Area handbook for Kenya / coauthors, Irving Kaplan [with] Margarita K. Dobert ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. 1976
U.S. Army area handbook for Senegal by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Area handbook for Sierra Leone( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kaplan Irving

Languages
English (318)