Atlas of Global Development

Atlas of Global Development

[a Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges]

Book - 2009 | 2nd ed
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Published in association with Harper Collins, the completely revised and updated second edition of the Atlas of Global Development vividly illustrates the key development challenges facing our world today. Keeping abreast of a changing world, new topics have been added including child employment, internet use, foreign direct investment, food production, and energy flows.Rich and poorMeasuring income | Growth and opportunity | How poor is poor?PeopleGlobal trends in populationEducationEducation opens doors | Children at workGender and developmentHealthChildren under five—struggling to surviveImproving the health of mothersCommunicable diseases—too little progressEconomyStructure of the world’s economy | GovernanceInfrastructure for development | Investment for growthThe integrating world | People on the moveAid for development | External debtEnvironmentThe urban environmentFeeding a growing world | A thirsty planet gets thirstierProtecting the environment | Energy security and climate changeStatisticsKey indicators of developmentRanking of economies by GNI per capitaThe need for statisticsMillennium Development Goals, targets and indicators'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

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 0821376039
Branch Call Number: 338.7 WOR 2009
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm


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