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STUDENT ATLAS OF WORLD POLITICS, Eighth Edition, reflects current political, economic, demographic, and environmental changes in every part of the world. This edition is substantially enlarged from its predecessor and is the most comprehensive version yet of a book that has long been a standard in the field. Here, in one volume, are 100 thematic maps, 24 reference maps rich in details of physical and political geography, and 14 data tables of valuable and current data relevant to international political issues and affairs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073379722
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/5/2007
  • Series: Student Atlas Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 401,037
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
A Note to the Student_iii What's New in This Edition_v About the Authors_vi Acknowledgments_vi Introduction: How to Read an Atlas_xi

Unit I_The Contemporary World_1
Map 1__World Political Boundaries_2
Map 2__World Climate Regions_4
Map 3__Vegetation Types_5
Map 4__Soil Orders_6
Map 5__World Topography_7
Map 6__Plate Tectonics_8
Map 7__World Ecological Regions_9
Map 8__World Natural Hazards_10
Map 9__Land Use Patterns of the World_11
Map 10_Urbanization_12
Map 11_Transportation Patterns_13
Map 12_World Population Density_14
Map 13_World Religions_15
Map 14_World Languages_16
Map 15_World External Migrations in Modern Times_17
Unit II_States: The Geography of Politics and Political Systems_19
Map 16_Political Boundary Types_20
Map 17_Political Systems_22
Map 18_The Emergence of the State_23
Map 19_Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500_24
Map 20_European Colonialism, 1500Ð2000_25
Map 21_Federal and Unitary States_26
Map 22_Sovereign States: Duration of Independence_27
Map 23_The United Nations_28
Map 24_United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions_29
Map 25_Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945Ð2003_30
Map 26_European Boundaries, 1914Ð1949_31
Map 27_An Age of Bipolarity: The Cold War ca. 1970_33
Map 28_Europe: Political Changes, 1989Ð2009_34
Map 29_The European Union, 2009_35
Map 30_The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century_36
Map 31_Democracy on the Rise_37
Map 32_The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918ÐPresent_38
Map 33_Africa: Colonialism to Independence_39
Map 34_South Africa: Black Homelands and Post-Apartheid Provinces_40
Map 35_Asia: Colonialism to Independence, 1930Ð2007_41
Map 36_Global Distribution of Minority Groups_42
Map 37_Linguistic Diversity_43
Map 38_International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World_44
Map 39_World Refugees: Country of Origin, 2009_46
Map 40_World Refugees: Host Country, 2009_47
Map 41_Internally Displaced Persons, 2009_48
Map 42_PostÐCold War International Alliances_49
Map 43_Flashpoints, 2009_50
Map 44_International Terrorist Incidents, 2000Ð2006_68
Map 45_The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World_70
Map 46_Countries with Nuclear Weapons_71
Map 47_Size of Armed Forces_72
Map 48_Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product_73
Map 49_Abuse of Public Trust_74
Map 50_The Perception of Corruption_75
Map 51_Political and Civil Liberties_76
Map 52_Human Rights Abuse_77
Map 53_Women's Rights_78
Map 54_Capital Punishment_79
Unit III_Population, Health, and Human Development_81
Map 55_Population Growth Rates_82
Map 56_Infant Mortality Rate_83
Map 57_Average Life Expectancy at Birth_84
Map 58_Population by Age Group_85
Map 59_International Migrant Populations_86
Map 60_Urban Population_87
Map 61_Illiteracy Rates_88
Map 62_Primary School Education_89
Map 63_The Gender Gap: Inequalities in Education and Employment_90
Map 64_The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases_91
Map 65_Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases_93
Map 66_Adult Incidence of HIV/AIDS, 2007_94
Map 67_Undernourished Populations_95
Map 68_The Index of Human Development_96
Map 69_Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge_97
Map 70_Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth_98
Map 71_Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland_99
Map 72_Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water_100
Map 73_Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life_101
Map 74_Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors_102
Unit IV_The Global Economy_103
Map 75_Membership in the World Trade Organization_104
Map 76_Regional Trade Organizations_105
Map 77_Relative Wealth of Nations: Purchasing Power Parity_106
Map 78_Inequality of Income and Consumption_107
Map 79_The World's Poorest_108
Map 80_Economic Output Per Sector_109
Map 81_Employment by Economic Activity_110
Map 82_Unemployment by Economic Activity_111
Map 83_Central Government Expenditures Per Capita_112
Map 84_The Indebtedness of States_113
Map 85_Global Flows of Investment Capital_114
Map 86_Inflation Rates_115
Map 87_Dependence on Trade_116
Map 88_Trade with Neighboring Countries_117
Map 89_Aiding Economic Development_118
Map 90_The Cost of Consumption, 2008_119
Map 91_A Wired World: Internet Users_120
Map 92_The Rise of the Personal Computer_121
Map 93_Traditional Links: The Telephone_122
Unit V_Food and Energy_123
Map 94__The Value of Agriculture_124
Map 95__Average Daily Per Capita Supply of Calories (Kilocalories)_125
Map 96__Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems_126
Map 97__Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1996Ð2007_127
Map 98__World Pastureland, 2005_128
Map 99__Fertilizer Use, 2007_129
Map 100_Energy Production Per Capita_130
Map 101_Energy Consumption Per Capita_131
Map 102_Energy Dependency_132
Map 103_Flows of Oil_133
Unit VI_Environmental Conditions_135
Map 104_Deforestation and Desertification_136
Map 105_Forest Loss and Gain, 1990Ð2005_137
Map 106_Soil Degradation_138
Map 107_Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents_139
Map 108_The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil_140
Map 109_Pollution of the Oceans_141
Map 110_Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita_142
Map 111_Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita_143
Map 112_Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density_144
Map 113_Carbon Dioxide Emissions_145
Map 114_Potential Global Temperature Change_146
Map 115_The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species_147
Map 116_The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species_148
Map 117_Global Hotspots of Biodiversity_149
Map 118_Degree of Human Disturbance_150
Map 119_The Green and Not-So-Green World_151
Unit VII_Regions of the World_153
Map 120_North America: Physical Features_154
Map 121_North America: Political Divisions_155
Map 122_North American Land Use_156
Map 123_South America: Physical Features_157
Map 124_South America: Political Divisions_158
Map 125_South American Land Use_159
Map 126_Europe: Physical Features_160
Map 127_Europe: Political Divisions_161
Map 128_European Land Use_162
Map 129_Asia: Physical Features_163
Map 130_Asia: Political Divisions_164
Map 131_Asian Land Use_165
Map 132_Africa: Physical Features_166
Map 133_Africa: Political Divisions_167
Map 134_African Land Use_168
Map 135_Australia and Oceania: Physical Features_169
Map 136_Australia and Oceania: Political Divisions_170
Map 137_Australia and Oceania: Land Use_171
Map 138_The World Ocean_172
Map 139_The Arctic_173
Map 140_Antarctica_173
Unit VIII_Country and Dependency Profiles_175
Unit IX_Geographic Index_203

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