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Terra Incognita

100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years

Ian Goldin Robert Muggah

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09 October 2020
From the spread of the Coronavirus to the rampaging Australian bushfires - 'A riveting account of humanity s most pressing challenges and innovative solutions, fusing mesmerizing maps and compelling analysis to help navigate our complex future' Steven Pinker 'Amazing. It would be my desert island choice' Martin Rees 'Fascinating, beautiful, alarming and revelatory use of mapping and infographics' Stephen Fry on EarthTime maps 'An indispensable read' Arianna Huffington From the global impact of the Coronavirus to exploring the vast spread of the Australian bushfires, join authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah as they trace the ways in which our world has changed and the ways in which it will continue to change over the next hundred years.

Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, 'you can't use old maps to explore a new world.' And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old maps are no longer fit for purpose.

Welcome to Terra Incognita. Based on decades of research, and combining mesmerising, state-of-the-art satellite maps with enlightening and passionately argued analysis, Ian and Robert chart humanity's impact on the planet, and the ways in which we can make a real impact to save it, and to thrive as a species.

Learn about- fires in the arctic; the impact of sea level rise on cities around the world; the truth about immigration - and why fears in the West are a myth; the counter-intuitive future of population rise; the miracles of health and education that are waiting around the corner, and the reality about inequality, and how we end it. The book traces the paths of peoples, cities, wars, climates and technologies, all on a global scale. Full of facts that will confound you, inform you, and ultimately empower you, Terra Incognita guides readers to a new place of understanding, rather than to a physical location.
By:   Ian Goldin, Robert Muggah
Imprint:   Century
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 201mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   1.858kg
ISBN:   9781529124194
ISBN 10:   1529124190
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   09 October 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Goldin (Author) Ian Goldin (Author) Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School, a world-leading group of over 300 experts from across Oxford University tackling the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Previously Ian was economic advisor to President Mandela and then Vice President and Policy Head for the World Bank. He has been a keynote speaker at successive Davos and TED events, presented the BBC Series After the Crash and is the author of 22 books. Robert Muggah (Author) Robert Muggah is a globally recognized scholar and practitioner of political economy. He co-founded the Igarape Institute - a leading think and do tank devoted to promoting data-driven and evidenced-based safety and justice across Latin America, Africa and Asia. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the BBC. He has delivered several TED talks and is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum Davos summit.

Reviews for Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years

A riveting account of humanitys most pressing challenges and innovative solutions, fusing mesmerizing maps and compelling analysis to help navigate our complex future. An indispensable read. Ian Goldin and Robert Muggahs hypnotic maps surprise and amaze. This book offers a future-looking guide to navigate our uncertain times. Offering an unflinching account of our challenges and ways to fix them, it willleave you optimistic about the future. Fascinating, beautiful, alarming and revelatory use of mapping and infographics Terra Incognita draws readers into multiple worlds and provides the tools to navigate between them. Goldin and Muggah use powerfully-engaging maps to help understand and confront our biggest challenges - from climate change to inequality. By inviting readers to traverse a vast range of disciplines and ideas, their volume helps each of us better appreciate how our problems are interconnected. This is a must read for everyone striving to make a better world. -- Saskia Sassen, Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, author of Expulsions and The Global City Every young person must read this book. Full of mesmerizing maps and powerful story-telling, Terra Incognita is an indispensable guide to change our futures for the better. -- Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol


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