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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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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