The Penguin State of the World Atlas

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Reference - 144 pages
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The completely up-to-date edition of this invaluable classic reference allows the reader a global overview of the elements that define the opening of the twenty-first century.
* The World at War
* The Rise of Globalization
* Control of the Seas
* Control of Space
* Superpowers
* Population Growth
* Urbanization
* Traffic
* Energy Use
* Global Warming
* Biodiversity
* Stock Markets
* Human Rights
* Children's Rights
* The Internet and Digital Media
* Investment
* Health and Disease
Using a mainly visual analysis of data in full-color maps and graphics, Dan Smith gives shape and meaning to the statistics.

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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 has been the director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), and chairman of the board for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, in London. He is the author of five other books on peace and security issues, several edited volumes, and more than seventy scholarly articles and chapters in anthologies.

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