The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

Ramge, Thomas & . Experiment. Oct. 2018. 216p. maps. index. ISBN 9781615195176. $35. ECON
OrangeReviewStarJournalist Ramge (the Economist) and graphic designer Schwochow (founder, CEO, Infographics Group; Understanding Germany) have produced an incredible, atlas-like work on a topic many find daunting. Using infographics to outstanding effect, they explore the global economy and discuss how economics connect everyone around the globe. The volume is divided into seven sections: "The Individual," "The Company," "The National Economy," "The Global Economy," "Theory," "Environment & Resources," and "The Future." Almost 100 vibrant visuals on 49 topics are accompanied by accurate text. The section on the future is especially compelling, covering megatrends, innovation, digitization, automation, and more. The appendix of websites, organizations, reports, bureaus, and other sources the creators used for their data is meticulous. The comprehensive index is more helpful than most for finding terms and topics in the richly detailed contents.
VERDICT Patrons of all levels, particularly students doing reports, could spend hours browsing this superb title.—Rob Tench, Old Dominion Univ. Libs., Norfolk, VA

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