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Map of the Month 02/2014: Collins World Watch

At the 26th International Cartography Conference in Dresden, Germany, “Collins World Watch: a visual guide to the current state of the world” won the second jury prize in the category Educational cartographic products. The jury stated:

Clarifies complex geodata by a variety of (carto-)graphical means.

Publisher’s Description: Collins World Watch is a visual guide to the current state of the world’s demographic, economic and environmental situation, with additional coverage on current trends and future predictions, aimed at secondary school students aged 14-16. Colourful, informative and fun to us, it helps understand all the major issues from around the globe at a glance, without the need to read through long texts or analysing statistics.

Topics include:

  • Climate change
  • Natural resources
  • Population growth
  • Health and education
  • Poverty
  • Energy
  • Food and agriculture
  • Megacities
  • Migration
Each topic is presented using maps, tables, graphs and photography which illustrate the stories behind the statistics.

  • Type: Book
  • Authors: Collins Bartholomew
  • Published by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Date of Edition: September 2012
  • Language: English
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