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Developing World: Indonesia and Jakarta

Louise Spilsbury

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Developing World, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 10 years, Prose: non-fiction, People & places (Children's / Teenage)

An important, high-end geography series that takes an in-depth look at some of fastest-developing countries and cities in the world.

A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and the outlook for the future. Each title also features a closer look at an individual city within the country.

Indonesia has developed rapidly in recent times to become the biggest economic power in Southeast Asia, with a booming export trade and an expanding middle class. These changes are magnified in Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta. If this impressive growth is to continue, Indonesia must tackle pressing challenges, including protecting its prized natural environment and taking action to help lift its poor out of poverty.

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Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.

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