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The state of the world / Reuters.

Contributor(s): Reuters Limited.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2006Description: 384 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500543208(hbk); 9780500543207(hbk).Other title: Reuters : the state of the world.Subject(s): Photojournalism | History, Modern -- 21st century -- Pictorial works | World politics -- 21st century -- Pictorial worksDDC classification:
Contents:
Big issues -- Science and technology -- Patterns of belief -- Power politics -- War and conflict -- The global economy -- Culture in the digital age -- Ways of living -- Looking forward, looking back -- World timeline of the twenty-first century.
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A visually enthralling and informative documentation of the world today from Reuters, the largest multimedia news agency.

No century was more trumpeted, advertised, analyzed, and anticipated before it began than the twenty-first. Five years into the new millennium, what can we say about the state of our world? Have the great issues that preoccupied people since the beginning of time taken new, distinctive forms after more than a hundred years of the fastest technological and cultural change in the history of the planet? What challenges remain intractable? What emerging solutions seem to offer the greatest promise?

Drawing on the unrivaled resources of the world's largest international text and television news agency, this book explores the questions all humans ask: What roles do religion and our deepest beliefs play in contemporary life? What lifestyles are we adopting in an increasingly technological world? What is the balance of power--and the balance of trade? What is the pattern of war and peace? What are the issues facing local and regional communities, and what issues must we confront on a global scale? What do we remember about our collective past, and how do we see the future? 537 color photographs.

Includes index.

Big issues -- Science and technology -- Patterns of belief -- Power politics -- War and conflict -- The global economy -- Culture in the digital age -- Ways of living -- Looking forward, looking back -- World timeline of the twenty-first century.

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Library Journal Review

This heavy volume was created when Reuters harvested photographs shot in the 21st century by 227 of the news agency's photographers from 70 countries, then added essays by nine Reuters writers. News can be made in an instant and shot by a photographer, then shown to many people in many places. Or, photojournalism may be a longer look at the event-before, during, and after-lingering to enhance a print or spoken story. At their best, news or background shots will have the punch to inform and even emblemize an event or situation. Though a pretentious title mars this book-which, despite its size, can only give a whiff of the world, not its state-there is enough horror, violence, celebrity, savage religion, absurdity, and the bizarre-along with enough powerful, ruthless, weak, and dead people-to build a good case for pessimism. A glorious collection of 537 well laid-out color images, joined by a sufficient amount of text, build a good book and the notion that, too often, the 21st century appears to be on fire. Recommended.-D. Bryant, New Canaan Lib., CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.