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This is definitely one of the best and most informative and useful non-fiction books I've read this year. It is a life raft for anyone who finds themselves floundering amidst a sea of ten-second soundbites, wishing they had a better grasp of complexities of world politics and global issues. Clear, concise language sets the record straight on a diverse range of topics as Lawrence Potter presents answers to fifty-seven questions about the world we live in, stretching from What is jihad? to is fair trade a good thing? and Is there still a war in Chechnya?
Important information including the latest research on environmental issues and the history behind current events worldwide is presented in enough detail to be useful without overwhelming readers with too much making for a balanced, informed reference guide.
Also covering...What is the problem with plastic bags? What did Sadaam do to the Kurds? What is the difference between a sunni and a shia and is it possible that global warming is not taking place in a thoroughly updated new edition complete with a new chapter explaining the problem of Afghanistan.
'Written with disarming honesty and a wonderful sense of humour, explaining quite difficult problems with just the right level of detail and analysis, this book is a pleasure to read and worth buying.' Morning Star
Publication date: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd June 2011|
|Publisher:||Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
Lawrence Potter studied Classics at Oxford and has since travelled to Central America, taught English in Romania and Maths in Rwanda. He now teaches Maths in London. He is also the author of Mathematics Without Fear.More About Lawrence Potter