When did Cuba become an independent nation? What do Cubans call 'little buzzer'? Why does Cuba have two forms of currency? This high-interest, lavishly illustrated series offers comprehensive coverage of countries around the globe. Discover a vibrant and diverse range of landscapes, peoples and cultures. Explore the landmarks and food of different regions, follow the current affairs and personalities shaping nations, and learn about the wildlife, environmental issues and work of young people to protect our planet.