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The Index, found at the end of Volume 2, shows the gamut of topics covered by the author.  The range encompasses  The Slave Market of Algiers to Customs (odd ones), to Mummy Pits and Punishment by the Knout (Russia).  He clearly included many details that go beyond the normal topics of geography and the like -- so deep as to give detailed accounts of specific customs and characteristics of these different nationalities.  Although he follows a general format,  he also strays from it by including many interesting details.