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    DescriptionThe 2014 edition of this perennial favourite has been completely updated, revised and expanded with many new features. Full of facts and figures about the world today - on subjects as diverse as geography, population and demographics, business, finance and the economy, transport, tourism and the environment, society, culture and crime - it is a mine of fascinating data that will both inform and entertain. Where else would you discover that: - The G7 economies account for nearly 50% of the world's GDP but only 11% of its population - National income per head in Luxembourg is over $105,000; in Somalia it is $110 - Four of the world's five most livable cities are in Australa; three of the top ten are in Canada - Between them overseas Indians and Chinese send close to $110 billion home a year - More than 48% of American women are obese - Honduras and El Salvador have the highest mortality rates - America is the biggest arms exporter, India the biggest arms importer - Switzerland and Latvia come highest in the Environmental Performance Index - Estonians buy more alcoholic drinks than anyone else With rankings on more than 200 topics, data on more than 190 countries, detailed profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies and special profiles on the Euro zone and the world. The Pocket World in Figures is always eagerly awaited by its many thousands of fans. No-one who wants to be well-informed can afford to be without this new edition.


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    Title
    The Economist: Pocket World in Figures 2014
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) The Economist
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 98 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 265 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781251041
    ISBN 10: 1781251045
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    LC classification: HF
    B&T General Subject: 180
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Libri: ENGM3700, WELS3014
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14110
    BIC subject category V2: KCHS
    BISAC V2.8: BUS061000, SOC023000, SOC024000, SOC027000, REF027000
    Abridged Dewey: 310
    DC23: 310.5
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    09 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "'The book is an intriguing snapshot of the world today, giving rankings on everything from boozing to banking, travel and TV habits, politics, population and Nobel Peace Prize winners.' (Daily Mirror) 'Informative, entertaining and insightful... the fact-lovers Bible' (Reuters) 'Everything the armchair globetrotter needs to know about the world' (Daily Telegraph)"