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The Atlas of the real World, Mapping the way we live

Art.nr: 9780500288535
Tillgänglighet: I lager
Pris: 395,00kr
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Thames & Hudson, Revised and expanded edition 2010.

Now in revised and expanded form and featuring 16 additional new maps on the world's religious beliefs, this new edition of the award-winning and innovative atlas provides further insight into our world, in all its complexity, in an easily understood way.
Winner of the Geographical Association's 2009 Gold Award for a significant contribution to geographical education, 'The Atlas of the Real World' uses sophisticated software and comprehensive analysis of every aspect of life to represent the world as it really is.

382 digitally modified maps - known as cartograms - depict the areas and countries of the world not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance. They cover a vast range of subjects organized into 17 topics, ranging from basic data on population,
health, wealth and occupations to how many toys we import and who's eating their vegetables. 0pen this book at almost any page and you will learn something you never knew about the world.

The sizing of the territories according to their significance gives an instant and graphic insight into the statistics and reveals some eye-opening facts: for example, in an analysis of water resources, the rainforests of South America, with 30 per cent of the world's
resh water, make the continent balloon whereas Kuwait - dependent on desalinated sea water - completely disappears from the map.

The reader can also glean historical, current and future trends in areas such as population, biodiversity and trade. Each map is accompanied by a graph or chart, a table of rankings and a full text commentary, to explain the data and provide an extra level of understanding.

Mesmerizing, compelling, thought-provoking and informative, 'The Atlas of the Real World' is the ultimate volume for everyone who wants to understand how their country or region fits into the new world order.