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Pocket World in Figures 2009

Pocket World in Figures 2009
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This is a new edition of this annual bestseller of fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in.The 2009 edition has been completely updated, revised, refreshed and expanded. As regulars will know, "Pocket World in Figures" contains rankings on more than 200 topics in subject areas as wide-ranging as geography, population, business, the economy, trade, transport, finance, industry, demographics, the environment, society, culture and crime.If you want to know: the highest mountain or longest river; where economic growth is fastest or inflation is highest; who consumes the most energy; where innovation is highest; where computer and mobile phone ownership is highest; which countries have the most asylum seekers; who spends most, and who the least, on healthcare; the heaviest drinkers and smokers; who recycles most; and, facts about obesity - this annual bestseller has the answers to all these questions and more. Now, contains facts on more than 200 topics, data on 182 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies, together with special profiles on the Euro Zone and the World. No well-informed person can afford to be without it.
Economist Books; September 2008
257 pages; ISBN 9781847650405
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