McGraw-Hill’s Atlas of World Events gives readers an in-depth picture of the world today by examining the key political, economic, demographic, and environmental changes that continue to shape every world region. This collection of maps and data tables goes beyond many other atlases giving readers a meaningful analysis and deeper understanding of our world today.
In addition to four-color reference maps, this book includes thematic maps that are organized by the key areas that shape our world today: politics and conflict; economic development; environment; and human development.
Some of the thematic maps included are:
These thematic maps include annotations by expert author John Allen, which further guide the reader in cultivating an in-depth picture of the world. Truly user-friendly for a trade audience, John Allen provides an introduction to the book that includes ample tips on how the reader can best use the maps and interpret the data to form his/her own informed opinion of world events.
A “Flashpoints” section, which features maps and text, highlights the world’s current hotspots such as Iraq, Chechnya, Israel, and Kashmir, and explores the forces behind the volatility in those regions. Four world country data tables feature in-depth information for the world’s nations such as population density and growth; languages spoken; capital cities; forms of government; basic economic indicators; and demographic data.
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From biodiversity to the politics of oil--a compelling bird's-eye view of the trends shaping today's world
Ethnic conflicts in Central Asia influence the cost of heating a home in Boise. Western Europe employment rates affect India's GNP. Increased use of genetic engineering by American agribusiness has a direct bearing on the spread of famine in Africa. There are no isolated events in a global village, so making sense of today's headlines means having timely information about the broad trends shaping our world.
In that spirit, McGraw-Hill's Atlas of World Events goes beyond the "where" of today's world to offer you a vivid, in-depth picture of the current state of the planet and human civilization. An indispensable reference for everyone with a keen interest in current affairs, this unique atlas features:
In addition to many stunning four-color reference maps, McGraw-Hill's Atlas of World Events contains an array of thematic maps that help you reach a deeper understanding of important global trends. Maps cover a range of key sociopolitical indices and are organized according to the categories of politics and conflict; economic development; environmental issues; and human patterns and demographics. Examples of thematic maps include:
John Allen, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming. He is also professor emeritus of geography at the University of Connecticut.
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