Snapshot: The Visual Almanac for Our World Today – Book Review & Giveaway

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If you’re a visual learner, or if you’re looking for a way for you and your family to gain some global perspective, you might consider the book Snapshot: The Visual Almanac for Our World Today by Circa (Cambridge International Reference on Current Affairs).  Snapshot provides an exciting and completely captivating look into today’s big global issues.

This 352-page 11 x 9.7″ book is loaded with colorful photos, graphs, and charts that make grasping social issues easy.  The world maps which depict such things as population, consumption, and biodiversity are impactful.  With every turn of the page, a new view on our planet and its people is revealed in a way that no amount of internet surfing will give your kids, and a level of interest teachers strive to get from their students.  (If you are a teacher, I’d recommend getting a copy for your class!)

I’m looking forward to flipping through this book 10 or 20 years from now to compare things like today’s oil consumption or natural disasters to the world as it will be then.  Will things improve or only get worse?  How about the graphs that suggest such things as India having a larger population than all of China by 2050?  Will it be so?  Only time will tell, but for now, Snapshot has much food for thought for any hungry mind.

Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:

1.) Just visit Circa’s fascinating website and tell me something you learned there! (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Blog about, Twitter, Subscribe and/or Become a Fan on FacebookGet an extra entry for each of these activities.  This time just leave a separate comment for each (only one time for each extra activity completed), giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re an FB Fan and/or subscriber.  SUBSCRIBE HERE!  

(Psst!  My Twitter name is dkMommy.)

Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Friday, February 19, 2010, to enter.

82 thoughts on “Snapshot: The Visual Almanac for Our World Today – Book Review & Giveaway

  1. I learned that CIRCA provides information via “‘People in Power’ which is the complete source on the political structure and leadership of all the sovereign countries of the world.”

  2. I learned that Circa specializes in the delivery of global current affairs content, supplying up-to-date information to individual clients and to other publishers.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway…Circa publishes the world-renowned People in Power service, in print and electronic form, providing a comprehensive and frequently updated set of details of every member of government of every country in the world, including information on how to contact them. It has become one of the standard reference works for journalists, publishers and governments around the world.

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  5. I found out that Laura Chinchilla of the National Liberation Party (PLN) won the presidential election, securing 47% of the vote in the first round (thereby exceeding the 40% limit required to avoid a run-off). She is scheduled to take office as Costa Rica’s first woman president on 8 May 2010. Thanks for the great giveaway

  6. I learned that the “The Global Statistics service contains easily comparable sets of data covering a wide variety of topics and providing information from every corner of the world”.

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  7. Learned that “Roger founded CIRCA in 1988 and has written widely on international politics. He also co-edits Green Futures, the UK’s leading sustainable development magazine.”

  8. I learned People in Power has all the key posts, personnel and contact details for every government in the world.

  9. Since 1988, Circa has established a reputation as one of the UK’s most reliable and accurate suppliers of global political, economic and geographical statistics and information. We can provide our clients with anything from a straightforward database to a full service editorial commission.

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