McGraw- Hill's Atlas of World Events

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9780071455558: McGraw- Hill's Atlas of World Events

From biodiversity to the politics of oil--a compelling bird's-eye view of the trends shaping today's world

McGraw-Hill's Atlas of World Events goes beyond the "where" of today's world to offer a vivid, in-depth picture of the current state of the planet and human civilization. Readers get a multitude of stunning, four-color reference and thematic maps organized according to the categories of politics and conflict, economic development, environmental issues, and human demographics and development. Thematic maps cover a range of sociopolitical topics, from military expenditure as a percentage of gross national product, to literacy rates, to oil production.

An indispensable reference for everyone with a keen interest in current affairs, the atlas features:

  • More than 120 maps highlighting the complex forces shaping our world
  • A Flashpoints section devoted to global hot spots such as Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, and the Congo
  • Four country data tables containing information on population density, forms of government, economic growth, and other key indicators

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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:

  • 120 maps highlighting the complex forces shaping our world
  • A Flashpoints section devoted to Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, the Congo, and other hotspots
  • Four data tables containing information on population density and growth, languages spoken, forms of government, capital cities, and basic economic indicators
  • Expert analyses and interpretations that provide a more nuanced understanding of the information

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:

  • Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GNP
  • World External Migrations in Modern Times
  • Dependence on Trade
  • European Colonialism
  • Literacy Rates
  • Child Mortality Rates
  • Oil Flows
  • Global Hotspots of Biodiversity
  • Soil Degradation
  • Female/Male Inequality in Education and Employment
  • The Indebtedness of States
  • Water Resources
  • International Terrorism Incidents
  • Average Life Expectancies
  • Energy Consumption Per Capita

About the Author:

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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