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The State of the World Atlas [NOOK Book]


Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night.

  • The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 ...
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Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night.

  • The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. 

  • Wal-Mart's sales revenue exceeds the GDP of 150 countries. 

  • Climate change may put 2.7 billion at risk of armed conflict.

  • Germany generates more tourists than anywhere else. 

  • Americans use 160 times more water than people in Rwanda.

If you want to get behind the headlines and understand the world - from urbanization to globalization, terrorism to tourism, military spending to human rights - The State of the World Atlas is unmatched.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134038732
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Series: Earthscan Atlas
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,239,244
  • File size: 32 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Pt. 1 People 12
Population: Population and population growth 14
Life Expectancy: Life expectancy; drinking water; basic health care 16
Nutrition: Nutrition and malnutrition 18
The Quality of Life: Relative social development 20
Inequality: Real purchasing power inequalities 22
Age: Ageing populations and ecomically-active over-60s 24
Pt. 2 The Global Economy 26
World Markets: Inflation, stock markets, and global economic trends 28
Trade and Industry: Manufacturing; imports and exports 30
Tourism: Revenue, tourists, and destinations 32
Investment: Foreign direct investment; transnational corporations 34
Debt: Budget deficits, debt service and aid 36
National Income: Gross National Product and purchasing power 38
Pt. 3 Work 40
Jobs: Numbers in industry, agriculture, and services 42
Women Working: Proportions; management; wages; maternity provision 44
Unemployment: Numbers; trends; youth 46
Working Abroad: Numbers and flow of wages 48
Pt. 4 Politics 50
Political Systems: Democracies, dictatorships, and states in transition 52
Military Spending: Changes in and shares of world military spending 54
Armed Forces: Military personnel; women; opposition groups 56
War: Wars, death, and landmines 58
Peacekeeping: UN and other peacekeeping operations 60
Refugees: Flight, internal displacement, and host countries 62
Human Rights: Abuse of human rights and capital punishment 64
Pt. 5 Society 66
Ethnicity: Proportion of ethnic, national, or racial minorities 68
Literacy: Adult illiteracy and numbers reaching Grade 5 70
Gender Equality: Gender-related development index 72
Religion: State tolerance and intolerance 74
Sexual Freedom: Homosexuality; transsexuality 76
Reproductive Rights: Abortion; contraception; teenage pregnancies 78
Health Risks: HIV/AIDS; diabetes, major causes of death 80
Smoking: Tobacco consumption and production 82
Communications: Telephones, cellphones, and the internet 84
Media: Television, film, newspapers 86
Pt. 6 Sustaining the Earth 88
Cities: Urban populations; megacities; water use 90
Traffic: Vehicles, fuel consumption, and congestion 92
Food: Grain production and consumption 94
Energy: Energy use; importers and exporters 96
Global Warming: Carbon dioxide emissions and global temperatures 98
Forests: Deforestation and reforestation 100
Biodiversity: Protected land areas and threatened species 102
World Table 104
Commentary on the maps 112
Select Bibliography 141
Index 142
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