The Penguin State of the World Atlas

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Penguin Books, 2008 - History - 144 pages
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Now in it?s eighth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains a unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this 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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User Review  - Nadxieli Mannello - Goodreads

I've perused other editions, which are chock full of info stats, so can't wait to see how, erm, the Internet isn't fixing all the world's problems, etc. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Obviously, I can't vouch for all the information in this book, and you have to approach such huge simplifications with skepticism. That said, this is quite a unique book. Read full review

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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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