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The state of the world atlas.

Author: Dan Smith
Publisher: Oxford : New Internationalist, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Completely rev. and updated 2012 ed.View all editions and formats
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The State of the World Atlas is a magnificently visual survey of current events and global trends. Over 100 full-color world maps and vivid graphics break down hardcore statistics into accessible, compelling form.
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Genre/Form: Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Smith
ISBN: 9781780261218 1780261217
OCLC Number: 810949790
Notes: Previous edition: London: Earthscan, 2008.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Who We Are --
The States of the World --
Population --
Life Expectancy --
Ethnicity and Diversity --
Religious Beliefs --
Literacy and Education --
Urbanization --
Diversity of Cities --
pt. 2. Wealth and Poverty --
Income --
Inequality --
Quality of Life --
Transnationals --
Banks --
Corruption --
Debt --
Tourism --
Goals for development --
pt. 3. War and Peace --
Wars in the 21st Century --
Warlords, Ganglords and Militias --
Military Muscle --
The New Front Line --
Casualities of war --
Refugees --
Peacekeeping --
Global Peacefulness --
pt. 4. Rights & Respect --
Political Systems --
Religious Rights --
Human Rights --
Children's Rights --
Women's Rights --
Gay Rights --
pt. 5. Health of the People --
Malnutrition --
Obesity --
Smoking --
Cancer --
HIV/AIDS --
Mental Health --
Living with Disease --
pt. 6. Health of the Planet --
Warning signs --
Biodiversity --
Water Resources --
Waste --
Energy Use --
Climate Change --
Planetary Boundaries --
pt. 7. Vital Statistics --
World Tables.

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