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This May Help You Understand the World by Lawrence Potter
  

This May Help You Understand the World

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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?

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This May Help You Understand the World by Lawrence Potter

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.

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'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

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

2nd June 2011

Author

Lawrence Potter

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Publisher

Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

The Real World
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General & world history
Politics & government

ISBN

9781846144417

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