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Atlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World's Greatest Challenges

3rd Edition

by:  World Bank
Price: $29.95   *Geographic discounts available!


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World Bank Atlas
English; Paperback; 144 pages; 7.5x9.75
Published April 16, 2011 by World Bank; Collins
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8583-8; SKU: 18583

The Atlas of Global Development — a comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing our changing world

Co-published with HarperCollins, the new edition has been completely revised and updated, presenting a comprehensive overview of the world and its people at the start of the 21st century. Every topic is presented through easy-to-read graphical presentations including colorful world maps, charts, tables, graphs, photographs and web addresses of additional data sources.

  • A visual guide to global issues - easy-to-read graphical presentation with every topic presented by colorful world maps, tables, graphs, and photographs
  • Topics that are shaping our world - key development indicators, from poverty, population growth, and food production to climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade
  • The latest, authoritative statistics - from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database

'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

'....The third edition of this powerful work includes a wonderful, free, online atlas companion titled World Bank eAtlas of Global Development....This Trsource should be shared with students and explored by most academic libraries. Highly recommended.'

— CHOICE magazine, September 2011

New! Interactive Companion Online Atlas. For the first time, the Atlas comes with the new World Bank e-Atlas of Global Development. Map and graph 179 indicators from the World Bank’s development database. Features include worldwide mapping, timeline graphing, ranking tables, easy navigation, comparative mode, and exporting and sharing of graphics. Visit


Rich and poor
Measuring income | Growth and opportunity | How poor is poor?

Population growth and transition

Children at work | Education opens doors Gender and development-the role of infrastructure

Children under 5-struggling to survive
Improving the health of mothers
Communicable diseases

Structure of the world’s economy | Governance
Infrastructure for development | Investment for growth
The integrating world | People on the move
Aid for development | External debt

The urban environment
Feeding a growing world | A thirsty planet gets thirstier
Protecting the environment | Energy security and climate change | Where is the wealth of nations?

Key indicators of development
Ranking of economies by GNI per capita
Definitions, sources, notes, and abbreviations

  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 lbs (0.42 kgs)

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