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World Atlas of Mangroves

World Atlas of Mangroves Author Mark Spalding
ISBN-10 9781849776608
Release 2010
Pages 336
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"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.



The State of the World Atlas

The State of the World Atlas Author Dan Smith
ISBN-10 9781134038732
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 144
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Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night. The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. Wal-Mart's sales revenue exceeds the GDP of 150 countries. Climate change may put 2.7 billion at risk of armed conflict. Germany generates more tourists than anywhere else. Americans use 160 times more water than people in Rwanda. If you want to get behind the headlines and understand the world - from urbanization to globalization, terrorism to tourism, military spending to human rights - The State of the World Atlas is unmatched.



The State of the Middle East

The State of the Middle East Author Dan Smith
ISBN-10 9781134039227
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 152
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From the author of the bestselling The State of the World Atlas, here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including: imperial legacies ethnic and religious differences US presence and policies Arab-Israeli wars Israel and Palestine Iran and Iraq military spending the Kurds Libya and the USA oil and water.



The Atlas of Environmental Migration

The Atlas of Environmental Migration Author Dina Ionesco
ISBN-10 9781317693109
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 172
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As climate change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten traditional landscapes and livelihoods of entire communities the need to study its impact on human migration and population displacement has never been greater. The Atlas of Environmental Migration is the first illustrated publication mapping this complex phenomenon. It clarifies terminology and concepts, draws a typology of migration related to environment and climate change, describes the multiple factors at play, explains the challenges, and highlights the opportunities related to this phenomenon. Through elaborate maps, diagrams, illustrations, case studies from all over the world based on the most updated international research findings, the Atlas guides the reader from the roots of environmental migration through to governance. In addition to the primary audience of students and scholars of environment studies, climate change, geography and migration it will also be of interest to researchers and students in politics, economics and international relations departments.



The Atlas of Climate Change

The Atlas of Climate Change Author Kirstin Dow
ISBN-10 9780520966826
Release 2016-05-04
Pages 128
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This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world’s weather. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signs, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy, emissions reduction, personal and public action. The third edition includes new or additional coverage of a number of topics, including agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun, ocean warming and increased acidity, the economic impact of climate change, and advantages gained by communities and business from adapting to climate change. The extensive maps and graphics have been updated with new data, making this edition once again an essential resource for everyone concerned with this pressing subject.



The State of the World Atlas

The State of the World Atlas Author Dan Smith
ISBN-10 9781134038732
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 144
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Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night. The world's car population has grown five times as fast as the human population over the last 50 years. Wal-Mart's sales revenue exceeds the GDP of 150 countries. Climate change may put 2.7 billion at risk of armed conflict. Germany generates more tourists than anywhere else. Americans use 160 times more water than people in Rwanda. If you want to get behind the headlines and understand the world - from urbanization to globalization, terrorism to tourism, military spending to human rights - The State of the World Atlas is unmatched.



The Atlas of Food

The Atlas of Food Author Erik Millstone
ISBN-10 1844074994
Release 2008
Pages 128
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Now completely updated, this award-winning atlas maps every link of the food chain, from farming, production and retail to the food on our plates. It also investigates how, in an era of new technologies, globalized food trade and even plentiful supply, millions remain hungry. Topics include: Prices and Shortages Malnutrition Dietary Changes and Increasing Obesity Climate Change Impacts Industrial Farming Live Animal Trade GM Crops Fertilizers and Pesticides Organic Farming Land Rights Trade Justice Fast Food and Additives



The Atlas of Water

The Atlas of Water Author Maggie Black
ISBN-10 0520259343
Release 2009
Pages 128
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Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world’s supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world’s water supply.



The State of the World s Water

The State of the World s Water Author Maggie Black
ISBN-10 9781780263755
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 128
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Completely updated, the new edition of this groundbreaking atlas maps the competing claims on limited water supplies – made by farmers, industrialists and householders – and investigates the uses and abuses of the resource, as well as the vexed question of how it can be equitably managed.



The New Atlas of Planet Management

The New Atlas of Planet Management Author Norman Myers
ISBN-10 9780520238794
Release 2005
Pages 304
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The groundbreaking survey of the state of our planet that was first published in 1984 has been brought up-to-date to provide a further generation of readers with information to face the environmental challenges of the new millennium.



The State of the American Empire

The State of the American Empire Author Stephen Burman
ISBN-10 9781134037612
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 136
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As the USA's domination of world affairs meets ever-widening international resentment, this revealing interrogation of America's global footprint explores the complexities of its impact on the world. Covering a wide range of topics - from Wall Street to the War on Terror - The State of the American Empire traces the USA's attempts to balance national interest and global responsibility. It measures America's true effect on world trade and security, locates sites of resistance and levels of antagonism, and, looking ahead, considers the sustainability of its imperial role. With full-colour maps and graphics, this is an essential resource for understanding America's power around the world.



The New State of the World Atlas

The New State of the World Atlas Author Michael Kidron
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106007086686
Release 1984
Pages 184
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The New State of the World Atlas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New State of the World Atlas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New State of the World Atlas book for free.



The State of the World s Water

The State of the World s Water Author Maggie Black
ISBN-10 1780263732
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 128
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Water is our most vital resource. The growing demands made by an increasing number of people adopting urban lifestyles, coupled with a changing climate, are putting pressure on the planet's freshwater supply. By 2025, four billion people may be living in conditions of water stress. Even where water is plentiful, the poor are unlikely to have ready access. Completely updated, the third edition of this groundbreaking atlas maps the competing claims on water and investigates uses and abuses, as well as the question of how it can be managed.



The Atlas of Religion

The Atlas of Religion Author Joanne O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780520966796
Release 2016-05-04
Pages 128
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The world's religions have emerged as one of the greatest geopolitical forces now shaping our lives. Now available in an updated edition, this authoritative atlas is an essential resource for understanding the powerful role of religion around the globe. In an accessible text packed with information, it maps the current nature, extent, and influence of each of the major religions and shows, country by country, how religions are spread through broadcasting, missionary work, schooling, and banking; how they relate to government, laws, and world hunger; and the role they play in wars. It traces the emergence of new religious movements, the survival of traditional beliefs, and the presence of atheism and agnosticism. The Atlas of Religion also locates the origin, the heartland, and the sacred places of each of the major religions and provides essential background with a valuable table showing the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism. Copub: Myriad Editions Limited



World Atlas of Seagrasses

World Atlas of Seagrasses Author Edmund Peter Green
ISBN-10 0520240472
Release 2003
Pages 298
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Seagrasses are a vital and widespread but often overlooked coastal marine habitat. This volume provides a global survey of their distribution and conservation status.



The Atlas of Human Rights

The Atlas of Human Rights Author Andrew Fagan
ISBN-10 0520261232
Release 2010
Pages 128
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This timely atlas reveals human rights inequities from nation to nation and the consequences of these violations worldwide.



The Atlas of Women in the World

The Atlas of Women in the World Author Joni Seager
ISBN-10 1844076083
Release 2009
Pages 128
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'When is an atlas a page-turner? When it makes the female half of the world visible in reliable statistics and glorious graphics. Nobody should be without this book.' Gloria Steinem 'A wonderfully illuminating and clear sighted book. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality of women's lives worldwide.' Melissa Benn 'A fascinating atlas. It is not only an invaluable reference book, but also throws up questions about why a woman's lot is not as good as a man's.' The Independent To improve the state of women is to improve the state of the world. Global events continue to reveal the importance of understanding how women live across continents and cultures. Using maps and graphics in this new revision of her eye-opening book, Joni Seager uses up-to-the-minute research and data to show what shifts have occurred in the ten years since the first edition was published - the strides made by women and the distance still to be travelled. She explores the current status of women in relation to such key issues as: Equality Government IT literacy Feminism Women's health Motherhood Women at work Household trends The global economy Domestic violence Refugees Lesbian rights.