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.
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