• Trends in national mortality rates •  

Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

New Zealand appears as a smudge on the spine of Nicholas Ostler's book about the history of languages, Empires of the Word, but when viewed under a magnifying glass, the cartographical splodge resolves into the refrain of a satirical New Zealand pop song from the 1970s, 'We Don't Know How Lucky We Are'.

Who was the cheeky cover artist who did this? Whoever you are, kudos!

Empires of the Word, Nicholas Ostler, New Zealand