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The new north : the world in 2050

Author: Laurence C Smith
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the 'four locomotives' that are changing the world - climate change, rising population, globalisation and resource depletion - and attempts to predict how they will shape the world between now and 2050. It is a book about people, and the 'push' and 'pull' factors that determine where and how they live. In particular, it examines the countries of the far north - Scandinavia, Canada, Greenland, etc. - which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence C Smith
ISBN: 9781846688768 1846688760
OCLC Number: 692284863
Awards: Winner of Walter P. Kistler Book Award 2011 (UK)
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Laurence C. Smith.

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