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A brand new Social Atlas of england Daniel Dorling collage of Newcastle Upon Tyne, united kingdom This wonderful and unique atlas unearths in a unconditionally new means the advanced and unforeseen geographical styles of British society on the finish of the 20 th century. according to the 1991 census and different social information, Dan Dorling makes use of the robust presentation of the inhabitants cartogram to reveal a very clean view of ways Britain’s humans paintings and dwell. the extent of geographical element printed, drawn utilizing neighborhood govt wards, hasn't ever been tried prior to in any map undertaking. An advent advises the reader on easy methods to learn the distinct maps and explains the need of utilizing inhabitants cartograms which rework the form of the rustic in order that the styles the place most folks dwell (in towns) are made obvious nationally. Over a hundred double-page spreads comprise no less than maps made up from a mosaic of over ten thousand components each one displaying neighborhood in addition to nationwide distributions. Recurrent styles may be obvious to shape among the geographies of other topics because the social textile of a state is made obvious. a brand new Social Atlas of england is vital interpreting for college kids and researchers in social reviews, human geography, political stories and special effects, and in addition newshounds and politicians, and all these attracted to present affairs.

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6: Population Change by Land Use Classification 1971−1991 residents in wards in 1991 ('000s) in Britain 3500 urban land good arable land general farmland woodland & parkland moorland & upland 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 resident population change 1971−1991 (%) Land Use The most widely used classification by which the population of Britain is divided is “urban and rural”. It is also one of the worst defined. As these two terms are used repeatedly elsewhere in this atlas, an attempt is made here to define which areas are which.

1 the Shetland Islands are shown in their true position. On the far map opposite (and in all the other maps in this atlas) they have been moved southwards. 4: Population Resident Change 1981−1991 and 1971−1981 % change in the number of residents by ward in Britain 15 1971 to 1981 10 5 0 0 5 10 15 20 1981 to 1991 25 30 35 40 45 -5 -10 -15 ward area (km²) 40 ward area (km²) Maps are about boundaries. Many maps do not show the boundaries which are used in their creation but all maps present spatial boundaries of one form or another.

The district cartogram is used repeatedly in the atlas, partly because many of these cartograms can be placed on one page. For instance, it is used to show where people born in different parts of the world live in Britain on page 55 by drawing a cartogram for each group and to show how levels of unemployment changed over sixteen years using fifteen cartograms on page 97. Opposite the key to the district cartogram is a key to the 633 1983 British parliamentary constituencies (and the 17 constituencies in Northern Ireland).

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