The Economist Pocket World in Figures 2008 ed.

eBook of the Month
The Economist Pocket World in Figures 2008 ed.
Profile Books, 2007
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New Edition: completely updated, revised, refreshed and expanded for 2008.

Where is economic growth fastest or inflation highest? Who consumes the most energy? Which industrialized country has the most asylum seekers? Who are the heaviest drinkers and smokers? If you want to know the answers to these, and thousands of other questions, you’ll find them in the September eBook of the Month.

Completely updated, revised, refreshed and expanded for 2008, The Economist Pocket World in Figures is compiled by the research department of The Economist and 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.

The Economist Pocket World in Figures helps you discover: the highest mountain or longest river; where innovation is highest; where computer and mobile phone ownership is highest; who spends most on health, and who the least; where emissions of carbon dioxide are highest; and much more. This annual bestseller now contains data on 183 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world’s major economies, together with special profiles on the Euro area and the World. No well-informed person can afford to be without it.

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