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'An impressive reference source.' - The Times, London.

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‘This is the best and most accessible general reference resource available on the Third World.’ - The Australian.

‘A necessary working tool for anyone interested in contemporary issues.’ - Le Monde Diplomatique, Paris.

‘Good news for anyone looking for a handy overview of the world, the countries and the places of our planet.’ - Financial and Economic Times, Brussels.

'_The World Guide_ is absolutely crammed with information. Its presentation is clear and the book is compact and user friendly. Sociology, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Travel & Tourism and Business Studies students will all find this book useful to dip into. In comparison to similar titles, it is good value for money and has so much to offer it would be a shame not to make space for it.' - School Librarian, UK.

'A highly recommended reference book that gives readers a unique opportunity to see what the world looks like ‘from the South.’' - Worldviews Resource Center, Michigan.

Drawing on United Nations’ and other mainstream data, The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political and economic analysis you would find in a conventional reference work. But it is unique in also offering information on the issues central to the lives of people in the Southern Hemisphere, like child health, literacy, maternal mortality, and land use.

The World Guide is written by the Third World Institute in Uruguay, using research from across the countries of the South. With a clear, country-by-country format it is the most accessible work of reference for specific country studies, comparative studies and travel research.

Key features include:
- Up-to-date information on all countries of the world, including East Timor, Palestine, Somaliland, West Papua and Western Sahara.
- Clear, easy-to-use two-color layout
- In Focus box giving at-a-glance information on each country’s human rights, indigenous peoples, health, education and HIV/AIDS prevalence.
- 25 new reports on topical global issues, such as the arms trade, HIV/AIDS, forced labour, climate change, and human rights.
- The World in Figures – a comprehensive section of data and statistics on child health, literacy, maternal mortality, land use, public expenditure and other issues.
- More than 20 tables of factual information on food, education, arms, population, women in government, corruption, debt, employment and the environment.

About the Editors: Chris Brazier has been a co-editor of New Internationalist magazine since 1984. His previous publications include Vietnam: The Price of Peace and (as editor) Raging Against the Machine. Since 2001 he has also been principal writer for UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children report. Amir Hamed is co-editor of the World Guide and works for the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute), a non-profit institution dedicated to information, communication and education, based in Uruguay.

Format: Paperback edition
Dimensions: 280 x 195mm
Page extent: 624 pages
Publication date: March 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-56-8
Format: Hardback edition
Dimensions: 280 x 195mm
Page extent: 624 pages
Publication date: March 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-57-5

Date added: February 23, 2007

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  1. #1 Kirsty Gilbert 18 Apr 13

    Please can anyone advise as to whether a 12th edition of the World Guide is planned for publication? Up to 2007 this used to be a biennial title, but things have been quite over the past few years.


    Kirsty Gilbert

  2. #2 Robbie Spence 26 Sep 14

    I have the 2003 edition. I’d like an up to date one and I missed hearing about the 2007 edition. Now that will be a bit out of date too. Please could you let me know when the next one is due so I don’t miss it?
    Robbie Spence

  3. #3 David Ransom 29 Sep 14

    Dear Robbie, Sadly, we are no longer publishing the World Guide, due to economic reasons. That means that the 2011 edition was the last one. Many thanks,NI team.

  4. #4 kimberley Reeve 16 May 16

    I wondered if there was an up to date version of this book as it is a great resource when teaching year 11 and 12 global geography?

    I am based in Australia.

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