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Author Williams, Jessica, 1970- author

Title 50 facts that should change the world / Jessica Williams
Published Cambridge : Icon Books, 2004

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Description 346 pages ; 20 cm
Summary From the inadequalities and absurdities of the so-called developed West to the vast scale of suffering wreaked by war, famine and AIDS in developing countries, this book paints a picture of shocking contrasts. Hunger, poverty and all kinds of material and emotional deprivation are recurring themes, alongside human rights abuses we may have hoped had been left behind in the 20th century. Read about unimaginable wealth, the decline of religion and the unstoppable rise of consumerism, mental illness, the drugs trade, corruption, gun culture, the abuse or our environment and much more. Each fact is followed by explanation and lively analysis. Some will make you rethink things you thought you knew. Some illustrate long-term, gradual changes in our society. Others concern local issues that people face in their everyday lives
Analysis Social conditions
Popular culture
Statistics
Overseas item
Miscellanea
Trivia
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Questions and answers.
Social problems.
Social action.
World politics -- 1995-2005 -- Miscellanea.
Social history -- 21st century -- Miscellanea.
Social history -- 21st century.
Social problems -- 21st century.
International relations -- Miscellanea.
International economic relations -- Social aspects.
Information
Questions and answers.
Curiosities and wonders.
Developed countries -- Economic conditions.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
ISBN 1840465476 (paperback)
Other Titles Fifty facts that should change the world
Fifty facts that should change the world