The Human Atlas of Europe

A Continent United In Diversity

Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hennig

The Human Atlas of Europe

Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hennig

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | illustrated in maps throughout | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447313540 Published July 2017 For sale in North and South America only

What does Brexit actually mean for the United Kingdom and what are the wider implications for Europe? Was the UK “leave” vote actually symptomatic of broader issues within Europe such as population mobility and the rise of non-traditional parties?
Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics, and environment using state of the art mapping techniques. With maps covering over eighty topics ranging from life expectancy to greenhouse gas emissions, gross domestic product, and Eurovision voting, The Human Atlas of Europe addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the United Kingdom’s exit while continuing through the economic crisis.
This concise, accessible atlas is packed with exciting features, including:

  • short introductions to each topic
  • maps using the very latest data
  • infographics bringing this all to life
  • summaries of key information including league tables
  • core statistics on Europe

Taken as a whole, the atlas shows how geographical and state boundaries only tell a partial story. The people of Europe still live in a far more cohesive continent than they realize.

Review Quotes
Living Geography
"This atlas will be an essential catalyst for teacher-pupil discussions, and an authoritative source of information as we move towards a post-Brexit world."
Society of Cartographers Bulletin
"An effective and engaging atlas of Europe."
Rachel S. Franklin, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University
"A visually stunning atlas, the best of art and information combined. Although worthy of standing on its own, it also provides an indispensable companion to the social, economic, and political changes sweeping Europe."
Dawn Foster, Guardian columnist
"A fascinating, accessible, and timely guide to modern Europe, providing an essential toolkit for understanding the continent post-Brexit."
Roger Casale, founder and CEO of New Europeans
“An exceptional contribution to our understanding of who we are as Europeans. When we look at Europe from the outside, we find much more in common than divides us. This book traces the contours of those commonalities and brings them to life."
Kevin Featherstone, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Think you know Europe? Think again: this is a captivating window on the deeper realities of the Europe we share."
Sergiu Miscoiu, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napocam, Romania
"Both scientifically extremely valuable and ethically intriguing and challenging, as it tackles our representation of the territory from a human and social perspective.''
Susan Millns, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex
"A truly fascinating book which explores in a state-of-the-art, visual way a whole series of topics about European life, societies, and populations. The book combines clear text and infographics to present an innovative way of thinking about, and seeing, Europe in all its rich diversity and surprising cohesion. Packed with information about an array of key challenges currently facing Europe."
Pierre Vercauteren, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“A stimulating and unique perspective to the understanding of Europe as a political entity facing identity and culture challenges at a time of great crisis.”
Gazmend Kapllani, author of "A Short Border Handbook"
“Post Berlin-Wall Europe is a continent united by its common geography and the European Union. This outstanding work gives answers to the economic challenges and inequalities between its different regions to help forge a common destiny. Committed Europeans will read it as a work of self-knowledge.”
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