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Description - Who Owns the World by Kevin Cahill

Who Owns the World is the first ever compilation of landowners and landownership structures in every single one of the world s 191 states and 41 territories. The book is divided into two parts- the first covers the history of landownership as far as written history will allow, while the second shows the division of landownership in every region of the world. acked with revelatory information, the book- identifies the person who owns the largest proportion of the world s land and documents their landholdings; provides details of the next 50 top landowners and lists the next 1,000 thereafter; reveals the 100 most prominent aristocratic families who own over 60 per cent of Europe s land mass and who receive most of the EC s agricultural subsidy allowance; documents the vast landholdings of the four largest religious groups- the Catholic Church and the other Christian churches, the Islamic trusts and the temple possessions of the Hindus and Buddhists; details in a special individual section the lands owned by the British Commonwealth; contains a complete survey of the historic record of landownership, starting in Mesopotamia/Iraq in 8,000 BC; lists many of the world s

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845961589
ISBN-10: 1845961587
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 195mm x 38mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin Cahill

Kevin Cahill was born in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, in the Irish Republic, and now lives in Devon, in the UK, with his wife, Ros. They have three grown-up daughters. A former army officer, Kevin has worked in the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Irish Parliament and the European Parliament as an adviser and researcher. He is the author of a number of books on business, trade and landownership and was a researcher on the original Sunday Times Rich List.