March 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
When it comes to immigration, the population explosion, the collapse of the family, the north-south divide, devolution, or the death of the countryside, common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble; however, this is far from the truth. In his brilliant anatomy of contemporary Britain, leading geographer Daniel Dorling dissects the nation and reveals unexpected truths about the way we live today, contrary to what you might read in the news.
So You Think You Know About Britain? is a fascinating insight into the current state of Britain that constantly surprises and overturns much received wisdom of today's society. When it comes to immigration, the population explosion, the collapse of family, the north/south divide, devolution and the death of the countryside, common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble. However this is far from the truth. In his brilliant anatomy, leading geographer Dorling dissects the nation and reveals unexpected truths about the way we live today, contrary to what you might read in the news. Such truths include Muslims are more likely to marry non-Muslims in Britain than Christians are to marry non-Christians; most people in Britain never live long enough to experience being burgled; and the greatest threat to life in Britain of those aged under 40 is the car. Responding to common assumptions and headlines, through a series of fascinating and insightful case studies, he will change the way we think about our country.
Reviews for Injustice:
'A geographer maps the injustices of Selfish Capitalism with scholarly detachment' - Oliver James.
'Dorling provides the brain-cleaning software we need to begin creating a happier society' - Richard Wilkinson author of The Spirit Level.
Publication date: 17/03/2011
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||17th March 2011|
|Publisher:||Constable an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Human geography, Politics & government,|
Danny Dorling is the Professor of Geography at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has appeared on the recent Story of Now series and will appear with Andrew Marr on a BBC 2 programme to coincide with the census in March 2011. He advises government and the office for national statistics on matters relating to the census. Click here to view some additional books by this author.More About Danny Dorling