The Social Atlas of Europe

The Social Atlas of Europe

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Many of us think of European countries as discreet entities--their own languages, cultures, food, and economies squarely contained within their national boundaries. But in fact Europe is at once a unified place and a sophisticatedly fragmented one, and national boundaries rarely reflect its social and economic realities. The Social Atlas of Europe is the first atlas to map Europe according to these realities, from the perspective of human geography rather than simply a political one. Using innovative full-color visualization methods, it reconsiders European identity through its many different facets: economy, culture, history, and human and physical geography, visualizing Europe and its people in a more fluid way, without artificial national boundaries. It utilizes the latest available demographic, social, and economic data through state-of-the-art geographical information systems and new cartography techniques that were invented specifically for this work. Through these new visualizations, this highly illustrated book offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics, including social values, culture, education, employment, environmental footprints, health and well-being, and social inequalities and cohesions. It is a bold rethinking of Europe as we know it and will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the continent in its truest form.This social atlas highlights the notion of Europe as a single entity by looking at its physical and population geography simultaneously in new ways, using state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and new human cartography ...

Title:The Social Atlas of Europe
Author:Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, Benjamin Hennig
Publisher:Policy Press - 2014-06-11


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