Pocket World in Figures 2008

Pocket World in Figures 2008

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This is the new edition of this annual bestseller of fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in. The 2008 edition has been completely updated, revised, refreshed and expanded. As regulars will know, "Pocket World in Figures" contains rankings on more than 200 topics in subject areas as wide-ranging as geography, population, business, the economy, trade, transport, finance, industry, demographics, the environment, society, culture and crime. This work helps you discover: the highest mountain or longest river; where economic growth is fastest or inflation is highest; who consumes the most energy; where innovation is highest; where computer and mobile phone ownership is highest; which countries have the most asylum seekers; who spends most, and who the least, on healthcare; the heaviest drinkers and smokers; who recycles most; and, facts about obesity. This annual bestseller has the answers to all these questions and more. It, now, contains facts on more than 200 topics, data on 182 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies, together with special profiles on the Euro Zone and the World. No well-informed person can afford to be without it.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 96 x 192 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Economist Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861978448
  • 9781861978448
  • 876,251

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Daily Telegraph - 'Pocket World in Figures 2008, published by The Economist, takes an annual look at 200 economic markers as diverse as contraception use, children's well-being and murders and executions...'Daily Express - 'The fascinating snapshot of life in the UK is revealed in the annual Pocket World in Figures which measures the economic strength of countries and their workers...'Daily Mail - 'an annual look into 200 categories covering 183 countries.'show more

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