THE ATLAS OF THE REAL WORLD
Mapping the Way We Live

DANIEL DORLING and MARK NEWMAN
400pp 366 COLOUR MAPS 2008 OUT OF PRINT R262

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Description
This collection of more than 300 digitally modified maps - known as cartograms - depicts the areas and countries of the world not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance on a vast range of subjects ranging from population, health, wealth and occupation to how many toys we import and who’s eating their vegetables. Open this book at almost any page and you learn something you never knew - for example, in an analysis of water resources, the rainforests of South America, with 30 per cent of the world’s fresh water, make the continent balloon whereas Kuwait - dependent on desalinated sea water - completely disappears from the map. The reader can also glean historical, current and future trends in areas such as population, biodiversity and trade. Each map is accompanied by graphs, charts, tables and full commentary.