The Penguin State of the World Atlas by Dan Smith depicts the planet in which we live in. The atlas is divided into seven categories: Who we are, Wealth and Poverty, War and Peace, Rights and Respect, Health of the People, Health of the Planet, and Vital Statistics¹. Each category is able to sum up our world through enlightening and fascinating maps. Examples of some of the maps subjects are Casualties of War, Energy Use and Income². The maps in The Penguin State of the World Atlas are very successful in portraying the subject matter through the use of color and images.
¹Dan Smith, The State of the World Atlas (New York:Penguin Books, 2012).