Guide to the State of the World

Guide to the State of the World : Authoritative Illustrated Guide to Global Politics, Economics, Environment, and Culture

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What state is the World really in? What major issues threaten our way of life and the future of our planet? Philip's Guide to the State of the World addresses these questions in thematic spreads, providing a concise overview of the problems which urgently need to be addressed by policymakers. A highly illustrated and easily accessible guide to the major political, social, economic and environmental issues facing us today, the book will appeal not only to students, journalists and politicians but also to quiz fans and the vast constituency of avid fact-gatherers who made Schott's Original Miscellany such a runaway success. This visual survey provides an instant grasp of data provided by a wide range of international organisations including the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Subjects covered include: war, terrorism, wealth, poverty, standards of living, refugees, migration, food, famine, gender equality, education, literacy, mineral resources, energy production and consumption, trade and industry, globalisation, communications, tourism, employment, health care, life expectancy, HIV/AIDS, agriculturshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 15mm | 314g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 col maps, diagrams & charts, 50 col photos
  • 0540085782
  • 9780540085781
  • 1,735,581