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  - Christina Connolly - Book Verdict

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 ... Read full review

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Dan Smith is the director of the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo, Norway. Founded in 1959, PRIO is an independent institute with an international staff and an outstanding reputation for its research as well as its efforts toward resolving armed conflicts.

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