The Penguin State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith
Ninth Edition

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The completely up-to-date edition of a comprehensive overview of the elements that define our world

Now in its ninth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on communications and information technology, international trade, globalization of work, aging and new health risks, food and water, energy resources and consumption, global warming and biodiversity, literacy, gender equality, wars and peacekeeping, and more. Fascinating, troubling, and surprising, this is one atlas no student of the world should be without.


About Dan Smith

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Dan Smith is Secretary General of International Alert, based in London, and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). In 2007-2011 he was Chairman of the UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group. In 2002 he was awarded an OBE. He is also author of The Atlas of War and Peace and The State of the Middle East.
Published November 28, 2012 by Penguin Books. 144 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Science & Math.

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The most engrossing atlas you're likely to read for a while. Thought the United States had the highest rate of obesity? Nope, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have us beat. Wonder what type of cancer affects women the most? Breast and cervical, in every country except for Mongolia, Vanuat

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