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The State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith
  

The State of the World Atlas

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Now in its 9th edition and completely revised and updated, the indispensible guide to the state of the world. All the key indicators and global trends are included from War to Health to Finance and Waste. Without the use of maps, the information here would fill three volumes at least, thanks to Dan Smith we can easily see everything from the horrendous pile of disposable nappies in the USA (3,266,000 tonnes) to the fact that there are over 4 million stateless people in the world. The use of maps in every spread brings clarity and ease of reference. There really is nothing else to compare with this Atlas, its wide-ranging content and striking maps and charts makes it a must-have for any concerned citizen.

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Synopsis

The State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith

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.

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


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

19th January 2018

Author

Dan Smith

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Publisher

New Internationalist Publications Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

The Real World
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World atlases / world maps

ISBN

9781780261218

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