Firefly Guide to the State of the WorldBook - 2005
A concise, all-in-one reference on economic, political, social and environmental issues.
More than 250 maps and 250 diagrams, tables, and charts combined with photographs clarify complex and often confusing issues. This detailed, easy-to-find information is organized in the following general categories:Agriculture Resources Children and Education The Human Family Communications and Leisure Conflict (war, terrorism, etc.) Country Data Environment Crime and Punishment Government and Organizations Health Population Trade and Industry Wealth
Guide to the State of the World provides a wealth of the latest statistics and other data for readers of all ages looking for insights in analyzing current affairs and for responding to current events across the world. Some of the subjects covered are:Biodiversity Employment Energy Production Fishing/Forestry Food and Famine Gender Equality Global Warming Globalization Healthcare Languages Literacy and Education Life Expectancy Mineral Resources Migration Pollution Poverty Refugees Religions Standards of Living Tourism Transportation Urbanization
Though the extent of information included in Guide to the State of the World seems limitless, its organization enables easy access to specific and often difficult-to-find data, especially when it's needed in a hurry