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1/22/10

GIVEAWAY -- WHO OWNS THE WORLD BY KEVIN CAHILL (Book Review 2010-10)


Who Owns the World: The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet (Paperback) by  Kevin Cahill


LOVED IT

This is one book that will remain on my shelf since I find the facts so fascinating.  Who Owns the World is full of interesting research and would be invaluable if you wanted to purchase land in another country.  I also enjoyed reading about how each state in the US is broken down by ownership. 

Product Description
You don't have to be a student of geography or cartography to have an interest in the world around you, especially with globalization making our planet seem smaller than ever. Now you can IM someone in Alaska, purchase coffee beans from Timor-Leste, and visit Dubai. But what do we really know about these lands?

WHO OWNS THE WORLD presents the results of the first-ever landownership survey of all 197 states and 66 territories of the world, and reveals facts both startling and eye-opening. You'll learn that:

--Only 15% of the world's population lays claim to landownership, and that landownership in too few hands is probably the single greatest cause of poverty.
--Queen Elizabeth II owns 1/6 of the entire land surface on earth (nearly 3 times the size of the U.S.).
--The Lichtenstein royal family is wealthier than the Grimaldis of Monaco.
--80% of the American population is crammed in urban areas.
--The least crowded state is Alaska, with 670 acres per person. The most crowded is New Jersey, with .7 acres per person.
--60% of America's population are property owners. That's behind the UK (69% homeownership).
--And much, much more!

With its relevance to contemporary issues and culture, WHO OWNS THE WORLD makes for fascinating reading. Both entertaining and educational, it provides cocktail party conversation for years to come and is guaranteed to change the way you view the U.S. and the world.

About the Author
http://www.whoownstheworld.com/
Why write Who Owns the World?
 
Product Details
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Original edition (January 29, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446581216
ISBN-13: 978-0446581219

Obtained From:  Publisher
WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK? Contest ends 2.12.10

This is for the US only and NO PO Boxes, courtesy of Hatchette Publishing!

All you have to do is leave a new comment for each entry:

+1 comment with a way to contact you
  --you can do this everyday for one entry until the contest ends on 2.12.10
+1 follow me
+2 new follower
+1 leave a comment for each link to a post on your blog, twitter or other social network
+1 visit the web site http://www.whoownstheworld.com/
+1 take the quiz and leave your score here


47 comments:

  1. this looks interesting

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  3. visited the website

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  4. took the quiz. got 100 out of 400

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  5. Hi! This would be a interesting book to read. Thanks for the great giveaway,Mary! :)

    I am a follower.

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  9. Do you consider subscribing with google reader as following? If so, then I follow.

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  10. I visited the website. I enjoyed reading the sample pages on Texas and Alaska. :0)

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  11. Took the quiz. Didn't get even one of them right. Obviously, I need to read this book. LOL!

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  13. I've been curious about this book. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review!

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  15. BookHounds follower via Google

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  16. Visited Who Owns The World site

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  17. Took the quiz 200/400.

    Pretty bad I got the question about the USA wrong.

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  21. +1 I got a score of 200.

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  22. +1 Visited the Who Owns the World website.

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  26. I am a follower.

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  27. Visited the website.

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  28. Took the quiz. Got a whopping zero. Not sure if I deserve to win this book anymore. (Or maybe I really really need to win it.) :)

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  34. I visited the website. A discussion forum sounds like a great idea.


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  35. I took the quiz. My final score was 200 out of 400. Not so good...


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  37. I visited the website.
    I scored 100 out of 400 on the quiz, so my geography is still a challenge.
    The book makes one think of the philosophical questions that may not have any real answer, but are still worthy of a conscientious debate.

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  39. This book sounds so interesting!

    *I am a follower!
    *I visited the site!
    *I took the quiz,hmmm I only got 200 out of 400, but there's always hope! :D

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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  43. I visited Who Owns The World and browsed the news.

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  46. The winner has been chosen by Random.org
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