|Title:||The state of the world atlas|
|Edition statement:||6th ed|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Penguin Books, 1999|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-14-051446-9|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
"The state of the world atlas" provides a unique visual survey of economic, political, and social trends as the world enters the twenty first century. By translating key indicators into full-color maps and graphics, it presents in easily understandable form the new challenges posed to nations around the world by powerful security alliances; a global economy fueled by international finance and multinational corporations; popular pressures for decentralization and greater democracy; and an upsurge of nationalism.
Praise for previous editions:
"The state of the world atlas" is something else -an occasion of wit and an act of subversion. These are the bad dreams of the modern world, given color and shape and submitted to a grid that can be grasped instantaneously."
The New York Times
"To call this book an atlas is like calling Calvados applejack -it conveys nothing of the richness and flavour of the thing"