Atlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges

Atlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges

by World Bank

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Published in association with Harper Collins, the completely revised and updated fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development is a comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing our changing world today.

A visual guide to global issues – easy-to-read graphical presentation with every topic presented by colorful world maps, tables,
graphs, and photographs

Topics that are shaping our world – key development indicators, from poverty, population growth, and food production to climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade

The latest, authoritative statistics – from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database

The Atlas comes with an interactive companion online atlas, the new World Bank e-Atlas of Global Development, and new to this edition, a companion mobile app.

'This is an excellent, up-to-date source book which will be invaluable for students of, and staff teaching, higher levels of geography .... a clear, concise, easily-accessible and well-illustrated volume.' - Geographical Association, United Kingdom

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821397572
Publisher: Bernan Distribution
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Series: Atlas of Global Development
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Foreword 5

Guide to the online atlas 6

Classification of economies 8

The Millennium Development Goals 10

Rich and poor 14

Measuring income | Growth and opportunity

Where is the wealth of nations? | How poor is poor?

People 32

Population growth and transition

Education 38

Children at work | Education opens doors

Gender 46

Gender equality and development

Health 52

Children under 5-struggling to survive

Improving the health of mothers

Communicable diseases

Economy 66

Structure of the world economy | Governance

Infrastructure for development | Investment for growth

The integrating world | People on the move

Aid for development | External debt

Environment 104

The urban environment

Feeding a growing world | A thirsty planet gets thirstier

Protecting forests | Energy security and climate change

Statistics 128

Key indicators of development

Ranking of economies by GNI per capita

Definitions, sources, notes, and abbreviations

Index 143

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