What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs

What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs

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"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." Gertrude Stein

The world's a complex and bewildering place. Every day we are bombarded with far information than we can possibly hope to absorb. We don't have the time, energy or patience to process it all and select what's important, and sometimes it's tempting to drop the news section straight in the bin and curl up on the sofa with the colour supplements instead.

But there are a lot of things happening in the world that we simply can't afford to ignore. What On Earth Is Going On? fills in the background to the key issues of our times - from Climate Change to the Credit Crunch, Darfur to Devolution - taking the form of an alphabetical glossary that can be consulted at convenient moments. This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo. A rich hotchpotch of world events, current affairs, historical background and amusing trivia, it is a gentle survival guide for people of all ages who wish they knew a little bit more about what on earth is going on.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780007317936
BY (AUTHOR) Baird, Tom, BY (AUTHOR) House, Arthur
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Fourth Estate Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 209 mm x 141 mm
WEIGHT : 495 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." Gertrude Stein

The world's a complex and bewildering place. Every day we are bombarded with far information than we can possibly hope to absorb. We don't have the time, energy or patience to process it all and select what's important, and sometimes it's tempting to drop the news section straight in the bin and curl up on the sofa with the colour supplements instead.

But there are a lot of things happening in the world that we simply can't afford to ignore. What On Earth Is Going On? fills in the background to the key issues of our times - from Climate Change to the Credit Crunch, Darfur to Devolution - taking the form of an alphabetical glossary that can be consulted at convenient moments. This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo. A rich hotchpotch of world events, current affairs, historical background and amusing trivia, it is a gentle survival guide for people of all ages who wish they knew a little bit more about what on earth is going on.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780007317936
BY (AUTHOR) Baird, Tom, BY (AUTHOR) House, Arthur
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Fourth Estate Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 209 mm x 141 mm
WEIGHT : 495 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
Society & Social Sciences