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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 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.



The State of the World Atlas

The State of the World Atlas Author Dan Smith
ISBN-10 9781134038664
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 Atlas of Food

The Atlas of Food Author Erik Millstone
ISBN-10 0520276426
Release 2013
Pages 128
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What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions are explored in this remarkable book, now with a new introduction contextualizing the atlas for 2013 and beyond. By providing an up-to-date and visually appealing understanding of important issues around global food and agriculture, The Atlas of Food maps out broad areas of investigation—contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade—to offer a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns. Buttressed by engaging prose and vivid graphics, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang convincingly argue that human progress depends on resolving global inequality and creating a more sustainable food production system.



The Atlas of World Hunger

The Atlas of World Hunger Author Thomas J. Bassett
ISBN-10 9780226039084
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 216
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Earlier this year, President Obama declared one of his top priorities to be “making sure that people are able to get enough to eat.” The United States spends about five billion dollars on food aid and related programs each year, but still, both domestically and internationally, millions of people are hungry. In 2006, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations counted 850 million hungry people worldwide, but as food prices soared, an additional 100 million or more who were vulnerable succumbed to food insecurity. If hunger were simply a matter of food production, no one would go without. There is more than enough food produced annually to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition every year. That’s because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger that Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson illuminate in this empowering book. The Atlas of World Hunger uses a conceptual framework informed by geography and agricultural economics to present a hunger index that combines food availability, household access, and nutritional outcomes into a single tool—one that delivers a fuller understanding of the scope of global hunger, its underlying mechanisms, and the ways in which the goals for ending hunger can be achieved. The first depiction of the geography of hunger worldwide, the Atlas will be an important resource for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding the geography and causes of hunger. This knowledge, the authors argue, is a critical first step toward eliminating unnecessary suffering in a world of plenty.



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.



World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Author Ranjeet S. Sokhi
ISBN-10 9781843318910
Release 2011
Pages 120
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Provides a revealing global overview of air pollution and its startling impact through graphical and visual representation of data.



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 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 Penguin State of the World Atlas

The Penguin State of the World Atlas Author Dan Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079256700
Release 2008
Pages 144
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Illustrates the indicators affecting international politics, economics, and society using maps and graphics.



Origins

Origins Author Russell King
ISBN-10 073331936X
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 192
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Discover the fascinating story of how peoples movement through the ages have shaped the course of history and civilisation.



The State of the American Empire

The State of the American Empire Author Stephen Burman
ISBN-10 9781134037544
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 136
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How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student today. Beginning with the classical conceptions of acting as rhetoric and oratory, as exemplified in the writing of Aristotle, Cicero and others, The Art of the Actor progresses to examine ideas of acting in Shakespeare's time right through to the present day. Along the way, Benedetti considers the contribution and theories of key figures such as Diderot, Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud and Grotowski, providing a clear and concise explanation of their work illustrated by extracts and summaries of their writings. Some source materials appear in the volume for the first time in English. The Art of the Actor will be the essential history of acting for all students and actors interested in the great tradition of performance, both as craft and as art.



The Brighton Book

The  Brighton Book Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000107642666
Release 2005
Pages 253
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Welcome to Brighton, a city of delirious invention where no-one has an excuse for living a normal life. This book captures the spirit of the seaside resort, bringing together prose, photography and cartoons all inspired by the the south coast city.