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Student Atlas of World Politics

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ISBN-10: 007340148X

ISBN-13: 9780073401485

Edition: 9th 2011

Authors: John Allen, Christopher Sutton

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TheStudent Atlasseries combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

John Allen is a wordsmith who is comfortable writing in several diverse styles. He produces precise technical documents, effective advertising copy and poetry. Allen has lived in Nashville, Salt Lake City and Sweden. He is married and has four daughters.

A Note to the Student_iii
What's New in This Edition_v
About the Authors_vi
Introduction: How to Read an Atlas_xi
The Contemporary World
World Political Boundaries
World Climate Regions
Vegetation Types
Soil Orders
World Topography
Plate Tectonics
World Ecological Regions
World Natural Hazards
Land Use Patterns of the World
Transportation Patterns
World Population Density
World Religions
World Languages
World External Migrations in Modern Times
States: The Geography of Politics and Political Systems
Political Boundary Types
Political Systems
The Emergence of the State
Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500
European Colonialism, 1500�2000
Federal and Unitary States
Sovereign States: Duration of Independence
The United Nations
United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions
Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945�2003
European Boundaries, 1914�1949
An Age of Bipolarity: The Cold War ca. 1970
Europe: Political Changes, 1989�2009
The European Union, 2009
The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Democracy on the Rise
The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918�Present
Africa: Colonialism to Independence
South Africa: Black Homelands and Post-Apartheid Provinces
Asia: Colonialism to Independence, 1930�2007
Global Distribution of Minority Groups
Linguistic Diversity
International Conflicts in the Post�World War II World
World Refugees: Country of Origin, 2009
World Refugees: Host Country, 2009
Internally Displaced Persons, 2009
Post�Cold War International Alliances
Flashpoints, 2009
International Terrorist Incidents, 2000�2006
The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World
Countries with Nuclear Weapons
Size of Armed Forces
Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product
Abuse of Public Trust
The Perception of Corruption
Political and Civil Liberties
Human Rights Abuse
Women's Rights
Capital Punishment
Population, Health, and Human Development
Population Growth Rates
Infant Mortality Rate
Average Life Expectancy at Birth
Population by Age Group
International Migrant Populations
Urban Population
Illiteracy Rates
Primary School Education
The Gender Gap: Inequalities in Education and Employment
The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases
Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases
Adult Incidence of HIV/AIDS, 2007
Undernourished Populations
The Index of Human Development
Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge
Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth
Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland
Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water
Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life
Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors
The Global Economy
Membership in the World Trade Organization
Regional Trade Organizations
Relative Wealth of Nations: Purchasing Power Parity
Inequality of Income and Consumption
The World's Poorest
Economic Output Per Sector
Employment by Economic Activity
Unemployment by Economic Activity
Central Government Expenditures Per Capita
The Indebtedness of States
Global Flows of Investment Capital
Inflation Rates
Dependence on Trade
Trade with Neighboring Countries
Aiding Economic Development
The Cost of Consumption, 2008
A Wired World: Internet Users
The Rise of the Personal Computer
Traditional Links: The Telephone
Food and Energy
The Value of Agriculture
Average Daily Per Capita Supply of Calories (Kilocalories)
Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems
Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1996�2007
World Pastureland, 2005
Fertilizer Use, 2007
Energy Production Per Capita
Energy Consumption Per Capita
Energy Dependency
Flows of Oil
Environmental Conditions
Deforestation and Desertification
Forest Loss and Gain, 1990�2005
Soil Degradation
Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents
The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil
Pollution of the Oceans
Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita
Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita
Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Potential Global Temperature Change
The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species
The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species
Global Hotspots of Biodiversity
Degree of Human Disturbance
The Green and Not-So-Green World
Regions of the World
North America: Physical Features
North America: Political Divisions
North American Land Use
South America: Physical Features
South America: Political Divisions
South American Land Use
Europe: Physical Features
Europe: Political Divisions
European Land Use
Asia: Physical Features
Asia: Political Divisions
Asian Land Use
Africa: Physical Features
Africa: Political Divisions
African Land Use
Australia and Oceania: Physical Features
Australia and Oceania: Political Divisions
Australia and Oceania: Land Use
The World Ocean
The Arctic
Country and Dependency Profiles
Geographic Index