- The book presents national statistics that yield socio–economic and environmental data for more than 140 countries.
- Each chapter introduces and explains a specific group of statistical techniques such as primary or secondary magnitudes, ratios, percentages, life expectancy, arithmetic mean, time series, percentiles, indices, forecasting, regression and correlation, frequency distribution and confidence intervals.
- Statistical methods are applied in a real–world context ? in the spheres of population, production, pollution, depletion and climate change. Readers are encouraged to apply these methods using self–selected data into areas which they would like to research.
Primary and Secondary Magnitudes.
The Arithmetic Mean.
The Distribution of World Product.
The Population Explosion.
Regression and Correlation.
Bringing It All Together.
Stephen Battersby is an Associate of the International Public and Environmental Health Centre at the Robens Institute, University of Surrey and an environmental health consultant. He has worked for a number of local authorities as an environmental health officer and was Assistant Secretary at the Institution of Environmental Health Officers (now the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) where he was involved in the development of policies which resulted in the legislative changes introduced by the Environmental Protection Act 1990. From 1989 until 1996, he was Editor of Environmental Law Brief and has lectured widely on aspects of environmental law and policy.