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The State of the World Atlas

by Dan Smith

eBooks of the Month The Real World

The State of the World Atlas Synopsis

This unique book, a milestone of graphic reporting, has become a trade reference classic since its first publication in the 1970s. Widely praised for its ingenious design and statistically meticulous presentation of trends, The State of the World Atlas graphically analyses every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment. Authored by leading international peace researcher Dan Smith OBE, it has sold over 700,000 copies in different languages around the world, offering its sharp analysis and informed comment on the most challenging issues facing the world today.

The State of the World Atlas Press Reviews

'The State of the World Atlas is something else - an occasion of wit and an act of subversion.' New York Times


'No-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books.' International Herald Tribune


'A super book that will not only sit on your shelf begging to be used, but will also be a good read. Its inventive brilliance deserves enormous rewards.' New Scientist


'Unique and uniquely beautiful...A single map here tells us more about the world today than a dozen abstracts or scholarly tomes. 'Los Angeles Times

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ISBN: 9781780261218
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780261218
Publication date: 10th January 2013
Author: Dan Smith
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: World atlases / world maps,

About Dan Smith

Dan Smith's first 18 years were spent following his parents across the world to Africa, Indonesia and Brazil. He has been writing short stories for as long as he can remember and has been shortlisted for the Royal Literary Fund mentor scheme and the NORTHERN WRITER'S AWARDS. DRY SEASON is inspired by the four years he spent living in the interior of Brazil. He lives in Newcastle with his wife and two young children.

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