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The State of the World Atlas

By Dan Smith

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages, 9th Revised edition Edition
Other Information: over 100 full colour world maps and graphics
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2013
This unique book, a milestone of graphic reporting, has become a trade reference classic since its first publication in the 1970s. Completely revised and updated, the new 9th edition of this groundbreaking 'atlas with attitude' keeps pace with the speed of change, using over 100 thematic world maps and vivid graphics to break down hardcore statistics into accessible, compelling form. Widely praised for its ingenious design and statistically meticulous presentation of trends, The State of the World Atlas graphically analyses every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment. Authored by leading international peace researcher Dan Smith OBE, it has sold over 700,000 copies in different languages around the world, offering its sharp analysis and informed comment on the most challenging issues facing the world today.

Table of Contents

Part one. Who We Are Part two. Wealth & Poverty Part three. War & Peace Part four. Rights & Respect Part five. Health of the People Part six. Health of the Planet

About the Author

DAN SMITH is Secretary General of the London-based international peacebuilding organization International Alert, and former Director of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo. He has also held fellowships at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Hellenic Foundation for Foreign and European Policy and was, for over a decade, the Chair of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He is the author of The State of the Middle East, as well as successive editions of The State of the World Atlas and The Atlas of War and Peace. At International Alert he produced the path-breaking A Climate of Conflict report on the links between climate change, peace, and war. He is regularly invited to advise governments and international organizations on policies and structures for peacebuilding, including through his membership of the Advisory Group for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, of which he was Chair until 2011. He was awarded the OBE in 2002, and blogs on international politics at


"The State of the World Atlas is something else - an occasion of wit and an act of subversion." New York Times "No-one wishing to keep a grip on the reality of the world should be without these books." International Herald Tribune

EAN: 9781780261218
ISBN: 1780261217
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Age Range: 15+ years
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