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The Penguin State of the World Atlas: Ninth Edition
     

The Penguin State of the World Atlas: Ninth Edition

by Dan Smith
 

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The completely up-to-date edition of a comprehensive overview of the elements that define our world

Now in its ninth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on

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The completely up-to-date edition of a comprehensive overview of the elements that define our world

Now in its ninth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on communications and information technology, international trade, globalization of work, aging and new health risks, food and water, energy resources and consumption, global warming and biodiversity, literacy, gender equality, wars and peacekeeping, and more. Fascinating, troubling, and surprising, this is one atlas no student of the world should be without.

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Praise for the 8th edition of The Penguin State of the World Atlas:

"The State of the World Atlas is something else—an occasion of wit and an act of subversion . . . These are the bad dreams of the modern world, given color and shape and submitted to a grid that can be grasped instantaneously." —The New York Times

"Unique and uniquely beautiful . . . A single map here tells us more about the world today than a dozen abstracts or scholarly tomes." —Los Angeles Times

"A striking new approach to cartography . . . no-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books." International Herald Tribune

"Packed with fascinating facts and figures on everything from the international drugs industry to climate change." Evening Standard

Library Journal
The most engrossing atlas you're likely to read for a while. Thought the United States had the highest rate of obesity? Nope, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have us beat. Wonder what type of cancer affects women the most? Breast and cervical, in every country except for Mongolia, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Without exaggeration, every page is a work is to be studied and pondered. Now in its ninth edition, the work's new topics include mental health, living with disease, waste, and cyber warfare, among others. Maps are divided into seven parts: Who We Are, Wealth & Poverty, War & Peace, Rights & Respect, Health of the People, Health of the Planet, and Vital Statistics. Crammed with ready reference information, this is a book you'll want this at your fingertips. VERDICT For this price, buy for your circulating and reference sections. A winner!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143122654
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
176,919
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the 8th edition of The Penguin State of the World Atlas:

"The State of the World Atlas is something else—an occasion of wit and an act of subversion . . . These are the bad dreams of the modern world, given color and shape and submitted to a grid that can be grasped instantaneously." —The New York Times

"Unique and uniquely beautiful . . . A single map here tells us more about the world today than a dozen abstracts or scholarly tomes." —Los Angeles Times

"A striking new approach to cartography . . . no-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books." —International Herald Tribune

"Packed with fascinating facts and figures on everything from the international drugs industry to climate change." —Evening Standard

Meet the Author

Dan Smith is Secretary General of International Alert, based in London, and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). In 2007-2011 he was Chairman of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group. In 2002 he was awarded an OBE. He is also author of The Atlas of War and Peace and The State of the Middle East.

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