- 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.