Dan Smith

The State of the World Atlas

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'Unique and uniquely beautiful... A single map here tells us more about the world today than a dozen abstracts or scholarly tomes.’— Los Angeles Times 'These are the bad dreams of the modern world submitted to a grid that can be grasped instantaneously.’— New York Times A groundbreaking atlas and milestone of graphic reporting, this statistically meticulous presentation of trends in maps and charts explains the most challenging issues facing the world today. Authored by leading international peace researcher Dan Smith OBE, it has sold over 800,000 copies in different languages around the world. With the economic, global health and geopolitical reverberations of Covid-19 referenced throughout, other topics for this new 10th edition include: health – education and gender inequalities – human rights abuses – financial corruption – military might – chemical warfare – plastic waste – climate change.