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The Student Atlas of World Politics, 6/E is an attractive atlas of current affairs that reflects recent developments in political geography and international relations. The sixth edition has an expanded format and includes enlarged and detailed thematic maps. This collection of maps and data, with its emphasis on currency, is particularly useful for exploring the concept of geopolitics and the crucial relationships between geography and world politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072873030
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Student Atlas
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student iii
Part I The Contemporary World 1
Map 1 World Political Boundaries 2
Map 2 World Climate 4
Map 3 World Topography 6
Map 4 World Ecological Regions 8
Map 5 Natural Hazards 10
Map 6 World Land Use 12
Map 7 World Population Density 14
Map 8 World Religions 16
Map 9 World Languages 18
Map 10 World External Migrations in Modern Times 20
Part II States: The Geography of Politics and Political Systems 21
Map 11 Political Boundary Types 22
Map 12 Political Systems 24
Map 13 Federal and Unitary States 25
Map 14 Sovereign States: Duration of Independence 26
Map 15 Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945-2003 27
Map 16 European Boundaries, 1914-1948 28
Map 17 An Age of Bipolarity: The Cold War ca. 1970 30
Map 18 Europe: Political Changes, 1989-2003 31
Map 19 The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century 32
Map 20 The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918-Present 33
Map 21 Africa: Colonialism to Independence, 1910-2002 34
Map 22 South Africa: Black Homelands and Post-Apartheid Provinces 35
Map 23 Asia: Colonialism to Independence, 1930-2002 36
Map 24 Global Distribution of Minority Groups 37
Map 25 Linguistic Diversity 38
Map 26 World Refugee Population, 2002 39
Map 27 International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World 40
Map 28 Post-Cold War International Alliances 42
Map 29 Flashpoints, 2003 43
Map 30 International Terrorism Incidents, 2000-2002 50
Map 31 The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World 52
Map 32 Nations with Nuclear Weapons 53
Map 33 Size of Armed Forces 54
Map 34 Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product 56
Part III The Global Economy 57
Map 35 Membership in the World Trade Organization 58
Map 36 Regional Trade Organizations 59
Map 37 Gross National Income Per Capita 60
Map 38 Relative Wealth of Nations: Purchasing Power Parity 61
Map 39 International Flows of Capital 62
Map 40 Economic Output per Sector 63
Map 41 Employment by Economic Activity 64
Map 42 Central Governmental Expenditures Per Capita 65
Map 43 The Indebtedness of States 66
Map 44 Exports of Primary Products 67
Map 45 Dependence on Trade 68
Part IV Population and Human Development 69
Map 46 Population Growth Rate 70
Map 47 Infant Mortality Rate 71
Map 48 Average Life Expectancy at Birth 72
Map 49 Population by Age Group 73
Map 50 Urban Population 74
Map 51 Illiteracy Rates 75
Map 52 Unemployment in the Labor Force 76
Map 53 The Gender Gap: Inequalities in Education and Employment 77
Map 54 Human Rights: Political Rights and Civil Liberties 78
Map 55 Capital Punishment 79
Map 56 Deployment of Peace Corps Volunteers 80
Map 57 The Index of Human Development 81
Part V Food, Energy, and Materials 83
Map 58 Production of Staples--Cereals, Roots, and Tubers 84
Map 59 Agricultural Production Per Capita 85
Map 60 Average Daily Per Capita Supply of Calories (Kilocalories) 86
Map 61 Energy Production Per Capita 87
Map 62 Energy Consumption Per Capita 88
Map 63 Energy Dependency 89
Map 64 Flows of Oil 90
Map 65 Production of Crucial Materials 91
Map 66 Consumption of Crucial Materials 92
Part VI Environmental Conditions 93
Map 67 Deforestation and Desertification 94
Map 68 Soil Degradation 95
Map 69 Air and Water Quality 96
Map 70 Per Capita Carbon Dioxide (CO[subscript 2]) Emissions 97
Map 71 Potential Global Temperature Change 98
Map 72 Global Hotspots of Biodiversity 99
Map 73 Degree of Human Disturbance 100
Part VII Regions of the World 101
Map 74 North America: Physical Features 102
Map 75 North America: Political Divisions 103
Map 76 South America: Physical Features 104
Map 77 South America: Political Divisions 105
Map 78 Europe: Physical Features 106
Map 79 Europe: Political Divisions 107
Map 80 Asia: Physical Features 108
Map 81 Asia: Political Divisions 109
Map 82 Southwest and Central Asia: Physical Features 110
Map 83 Southwest and Central Asia: Political Divisions 111
Map 84 South and Southeast Asia: Physical Features 112
Map 85 South and Southeast Asia: Political Divisions 113
Map 86 North and East Asia: Physical Features 114
Map 87 North and East Asia: Political Divisions 115
Map 88 Africa: Physical Features 116
Map 89 Africa: Political Divisions 117
Map 90 Australia and Oceania: Physical Features 118
Map 91 Australia and Oceania: Political Divisions 119
Part VIII World Countries: Data Tables 121
Table A World Countries: Area, Population, and Population Density, 2003 122
Table B World Countries: Form of Government, Capital City, Major Languages 127
Table C Defense Expenditures, Armed Forces, Refugees, and the Arms Trade 132
Table D World Countries: Major Armed Conflicts, 1990-2003 136
Table E World Countries: Basic Economic Indicators, 2002 141
Table F World Countries: Population Growth, 1950-2025 145
Table G World Countries: Basic Demographic Data, 1975-2002 149
Table H World Countries: Mortality, Health, and Nutrition 153
Table I World Countries: Education and Literacy, 1990-2002 157
Table J World Countries: Agricultural Operations, 1996-2002 161
Table K Land Use and Deforestation, 1980-2000 165
Table L World Countries: Energy Production and Use, 1980-2000 169
Table M World Countries: Water Resources 173
Table N World Countries: Energy Efficiency and Emissions, 1980-1999 177
Part IX Geographic Index 181
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