Item description for Penguin State of the World Atlas, Seventh Edition by Dan Smith...
The completely up-to-date edition of this invaluable classic reference allows the reader a global overview of the elements that define the opening of the twenty-first century.
* The World at War * The Rise of Globalization * Control of the Seas * Control of Space * Superpowers * Population Growth * Urbanization * Traffic * Energy Use * Global Warming * Biodiversity * Stock Markets * Human Rights * Children's Rights * The Internet and Digital Media * Investment * Health and Disease
Using a mainly visual analysis of data in full-color maps and graphics, Dan Smith gives shape and meaning to the statistics.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Penguin State of the World Atlas, Seventh Edition?
A Must for all Human Geography students Oct 29, 2006
This book is a must for all Geography students. The contents are well organized and allow for easy comparison of related topics. I use it in my class constantly and is a required text.
It's good for what it is Mar 23, 2006
It's an atlas-that's as good as it's going to get. It's not meant to conjure any feelings within the reader, it just presents cold hard facts. You take what you want from it; it's not a narrative. You just have to look at the numbers and figures and from there make an interpretation based on what is being given to you. I think it does a good job at presenting facts and figures in an easy to read and at a glance fashion. It's good for what it is.
Really Cool Book Sep 22, 2005
This is the latest edition of an atlas that's been out for awhile. With colorful world maps and all sorts of fascinating graphs and charts this book unlocks cultural statistics--from quality of life to where in the world U.S. troops are to who has the most satellites in space. My middle school students love this atlas and will (no kidding!) pick it up and browse through it on their own. I've bought a classroom set and it was money very well spent. If you cover geography, or anything having to do with the world in middle school or high school check out this book.
Mr. Smith and publishers: We need an atlas like this one that covers just the USA.