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The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live

Author: Daniel Dorling; M E J Newman; Anna Barford
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is one of the most significant works of reference ever published. Here is our planet as you've never seen it before: 366 digitally modified maps - known as cartograms - depict the areas and countries of the world not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance on a vast range of topics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorling, Daniel.
Atlas of the real world.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2008
(OCoLC)657162280
Material Type: Atlas, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dorling; M E J Newman; Anna Barford
ISBN: 9780500514252 0500514259
OCLC Number: 227016101
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 x 28 cm
Contents: The resourceful world : Land area and population ; Travel and transport ; Natural resources and energy --
The trading world : Globalization and internationalism ; Food and consumables ; Minerals, natural products and petrochemicals --
The economic world : Manufactured goods and services ; Wealth and poverty ; Employment and productivity --
The social world : Housing and education ; Communication and media ; Health and illness --
The perilous world : Death and disaster ; War and crime --
The environmental world : Pollution and depletion ; Extinction and endangerment.
Responsibility: Daniel Dorling, Mark Newman and Anna Barford.

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Anyone with a yen for maps and statistics will be fascinated...enough unusual maps and mind-boggling data to appeal to a wider readership.

 
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