So I'm not looking at an Atlas or a Compendium or a Travel Guide - I'm picturing those children's books (though doesn't need to be children's) just titled things like "Nigeria" or "Learning About Fiji", etc.
Basically a non-fiction book that contains a basic outline of a country, its people, languages, maps, history, celebrities and interesting trivia, etc.
My efforts on google for "biography of a country", "alternative to atlas", etc have not been fruitful. Thesaurus just offers things like "directory" (too vague without a qualifier), "guide" (same), "annals" (would be fun to use but not the correct meaning here). Wanting specifically a word that means "book of a country".
The specific reason is that I have a small library with a collection of these books for both adults and children from various publishers and we need a name for it - not just "exploring the world" or something, but a succinct one-word name for the type of book we're referencing whether for children or adults...because frankly if there's some archaic or underused word for these types of books...we want to give it exposure. "Oh, have you checked the section with all the ethnobiblios?" or whatever.