Atlas of the World

Atlas of the World

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Baker & Taylor
The latest edition of the indispensable reference book offers up-to-date information that reflects an ever-changing world, including maps of sixty-nine cities worldwide and the key urban centers of each continent, along with a wealth of information on climate, plate tectonics, agriculture, population, global conflicts, and the latest political, economic, and demographic statistics.

Blackwell North Amer
Filled with cartography, satellite images, and a wealth of information on changing conditions around the planet, the Atlas of the World, Fifteenth Edition maps nearly 100 different regions to give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with comparative statistics and an illustrated 48-page introduction to World Geography, this resource provides details on such topics as continental drift, biodiversity, urban expansion, international trade, standards of living, and climate change - newly adjusted to show the consequences of global warming. A revised city map section follows, including enlarged downtown plans of 69 urban areas altogether. The Fifteenth Edition includes new geographic information, including new Kosovo and Iraq flags, new maps of Torres Strait and the Panama Canal, expanded coverage of national parks, additional rail links and international airports, and the opening of the world's longest tunnel underneath the Swiss Alps. Other features of the Atlas include Images of Earth, a section of 17 full-page, captioned satellite images; and the Gazetteer of Nations, offering 32 pages of A-Z facts and figures for every sovereign state.

& Taylor

Provides maps and satellite photography that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities of the world.

Oxford University Press
The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative resource on the market. The Fifteenth Edition remains the finest international reference source of its kind available. Including a free world wall map in every volume, updated census information, dozens of city maps, a gazetteer of nations, gorgeous satellite images of Earth, and a geographical glossary, this atlas offers exceptional value at a reasonable price.

Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas has maps of 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with world statistics and then a colorful, instructive 48-page Introduction to World Geography--beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs--this acclaimed resource provides details on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. As in years past, this edition includes the latest geographic information: a new flag for Iraq, the addition of the Republic of Kosovo to the map of Europe, a new region in Senegal and two provinces in the Philippines, plus the appearance of the world's newest landmass, Warming Island, revealed by the melting Greenland ice sheet. Current census statistics also help to illustrate tables showing the population of world countries and cities and the popular satellite image section has been refreshed with stunning new images of different regions and urban areas.

Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.

*Promotional world wall map included with every copy

*Interior pages designed for heightened accuracy and ease of use

*Detailed city plans and country profiles make it the ultimate geographic reference

"An indispensable reference."
--The Today Show

"A veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated. Extraordinary."
--The New York Times

"This authoritative volume is the standard by which others will be measured."
--Boston Herald

"You can't do better than the Atlas of the World."
--Chicago Tribune

Publisher: London : George Philip Ltd., Octopus Pub. Group ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008
Edition: 15th ed
ISBN: 9780195374513
Branch Call Number: 912 L986a 2008
Characteristics: 1 atlas (448 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 37 cm. + 1 folded col. map
Alternative Title: Oxford atlas of the world


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