'''A Pocket Guide to The Empire and its Environs
''' (Being a Description of the Lands and the Chief Features of their Histories) was part of the Collector's Edition package for [[Oblivion:Oblivion|Oblivion]]. It was a rewritten version of the [[Books:Pocket Guide to the Empire: 1st Edition|Pocket Guide to the Empire: 1st Edition]] that had shipped eight years earlier with [[Redguard:Redguard|Redguard]], but while the old version had been stridently pro-Imperial in its tone, the new version was much more even-handed and less propagandist.
The book opens with a history of the guide itself, before devoting sections to the universe,
[[Lore :Planes of Oblivion|Oblivion ]], [[Lore :Aetherius|Aetherius ]], [[Lore :birthsigns|birthsigns ]] and [[Lore :History|History ]]. There are then detailed sections on each of the provinces of [[Lore :Tamriel|Tamriel ]], which take up the vast majority of the book, before a final section on Other Lands, that briefly describes [[Lore :Thras|Thras ]], [[Lore :Pyandonea|Pyandonea ]], [[Lore :Akavir|Akavir ]], [[Lore :Yokuda|Yokuda ]], [[Lore :Aldmeris|Aldmeris ]], and [[Lore :Atmora|Atmora ]].
The guide can be read in full
[[Lore :Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition|here ]].