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Brilliant statistical snapshot of the world
on 6 September 2012
This is the third year I've bought the Pocket World in Figures.
It's as good as ever - but still not quite perfect. Of the one typo and three errors I've spotted this time, one error is repeated year after year (reporting that the UK rail network is almost as large as France's).
This book is clearly laid out and packed with fascinating and relevant facts and figures. As with The Economist magazine itself, there's no padding or fluff.
It's great for armchair economists and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in country comparisons and our world.
Hardback, 256 pages, £6.59 and post free - it's also a bargain!