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by Michael kidron & dan smit

Download The State of the World Atlas ePub
  • ISBN 0671424386
  • ISBN13 978-0671424381
  • Language English
  • Author Michael kidron & dan smit
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster (March 9, 1981)
  • Pages 176
  • Formats lit rtf txt azw
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Atlases and Maps
  • Size ePub 1946 kb
  • Size Fb2 1604 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 738

Distinctive yet accessible, these full-color maps and graphics afford readers a unique view of current international affairs by translating key political, economic, and social indicators into readily grasped visual form.

"Unique and uniquely beautiful, " previous editions of this atlas have told us "more about the world today than a dozen statistical abstracts or scholarly tomes" (Los Angeles Times). In addition to the many topics covered in the previous edition -- population growth and migrations; pressures on the environment; military spending and the arms trade; racism and gender politics -- this new edition includes presentations on stock markets, state crimes, superpowerdom, ethnicity and multiculturalism, the Internet, digital media, and more. For a concise yet comprehensive survey of the world today, The State of the World Atlas is unmatched.


The State of the World Atlas (Penguin Reference Books.

The State of the World Atlas (Penguin Reference Books.

This atlas is interesting for the collection of unusual data on maps and not for the rather cartoonish rendering of the world. This book brings the world's inequities into focus. Through brightly colored maps that capture issues such as slavery, energy, and religious oppression, the authors do a superb job of making the realities of the world very apparent. I use this book in many of my classes at DePaul University with very powerful results.

Michael Kidron (20 September 1930 – 25 March 2003) was a British cartographer. He is perhaps best remembered for writing The State Of The World Atlas, jointly with Ronald Segal and Dan Smith.

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Michael Kidron, Dan Smith. Michael Kidron, Michael Kidrow. The State of the World Atlas. The New State of War and Peace: An International Atlas: A Full Color Survey of Arsenals, Armies, and Alliances Throughout the World.

Kidron, Michael; Segal, Ronald, 1932-2008, joint author.

The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human .

The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. This excellent little atlas provides a clear and current picture of the state of the world. Change Management Monitor. The atlas sets out data in a clear manner that tells us more about our world, almost instantaneously, than days spent studying the statistics on which they are based. Provides a unique visual survey of current affairs and global trends.

He has also held fellowships at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Hellenic Foundation for Foreign and European Policy and was, for over a decade, the Chair of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

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Ichalote
This atlas is interesting for the collection of unusual data on maps and not for the rather cartoonish rendering of the world.
Utchanat
I own an earlier edition that was more detailed and expansive, while this newer edition appears to be more vague. The sections of Ethnicity and Religion used to be more interesting as sections called Minority Rights (showing the various minorities of the world and their varied types of struggle), while the religion section told us the religions that were followed and their variants. This has been changed and not for the better. The sections on women are somewhat bigger and better however as we get to see Women Working and Mothers Working which would have helped the last edition. The economic indicators have also been changed, but not for the better as things are more vague. The US, UK, and Japan have a similar Stock Market value we are led to believe (as they all exceed 1 trillion dollars, but this is obvious. Shouldn't the US be in a class of its own in this regard? The book has a European perspective which I can appreciate as I am tired of the American perspective which I've grown up on, but I was actually looking for a more global perspective. Still though, this is a one of kind source for this sort of information for those of us looking for a quick look at how the world is today. I'd recommend it until something better comes along or they take some of the old and some of the new and do a better job with the next edition.
Sardleem
THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFULLY INFORMATIVE BOOK, ESPECIALLY FOR THE 'HISTORICALLY CHALLANGED' AS I AM! I ENJOYED THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT MADE LEARNING CURRENT EVENTS VERY PRACTICAL AND UNDERSTANDABLE. THE MAPS ARE GREAT. WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF EVENTS GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY, IT WOULD TAKE A COLLEGE DEGREE IN MANY SUBJECTS JUST TO UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT! BUT THIS BREAKS IT DOWN IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FORMAT. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK, AND THE OTHERS IN THIS SERIES, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND CURRENT WORLD EVENTS!
OCARO
Good information on global environmental issues was why I consulted this book. I also wanted to see if was suitable as an inexpensive book for passing to contacts in other governments. It hit the spot on both counts.
For those wishing an overview of global environmental issues, there are good maps (with helpful commentaries at the back)on Biodiversity, Forests, Global Warming, Energy, Food, Traffic and Cities ( these, working back from the end are the maps in the final section "Sustaining the World"). But other sections have maps with material important for environmental issues: Health Risks, Tourism and Life Expectancy ( see the inset map on access to safe drinking water p 17). There is a good index.
Ber
This book is very informative, yet concise. I was looking for an atlas that would provide a good amount of information to get the "big picture" of countries. This one does it for me. The only other one I was considering (from The Economist) was not in stock. In retrospect, this might be better. Well, we'll call it a tie.
godlike
This book brings the world's inequities into focus. Through brightly colored maps that capture issues such as slavery, energy, and religious oppression, the authors do a superb job of making the realities of the world very apparent. I use this book in many of my classes at DePaul University with very powerful results.
Ballardana
Every social scientist should have this book in his bookshelf. The book clearly conveys a broad array of data in a simple way (graphics), that enables you to retain the information for longer periods of time. Also, issues such as gender equality, pollution and genetically-growned food are included in this atlas.