This is a new edition of this annual bestseller of fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in. The 2011 edition of this perennial favourite has been completely updated and revised, and expanded with many new features. Full of facts and figures about the world today - on subjects as diverse as geography, population and demographics, business, finance and the economy, transport, tourism and the environment, society, culture and crime - it is a mine of fascinating data that will both inform and entertain. Where else would you discover that: the British and Australians spend around 41 per cent of their leisure time watching TV and between 85 and 90 minutes a day eating and drinking; more than 30 per cent of men and women in America are obese; in Bangladesh there is 1 car per 1,000 people; in New Zealand the figure is over 600; Myanmar spends one-third of its GDP on defence, more than four times the level of Israel and eight times the level of the United States; America emits nearly 6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, China more than 5 billion tonnes and Russia more than 1.5 billion tonnes. This title comes with: rankings on more than 200 topics; data on more than 180 countries; detailed profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies; and special profiles on the Euro area and the World. The "Economist Pocket World in Figures" is always eagerly awaited by its many thousands of fans. No-one who wants to be well-informed can afford to be without this new edition.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 197 x 96 x 20 mm
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