Atlas of the World

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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 ...
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Overview


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

Providing the finest global coverage available, Atlas of the World is the benchmark by which all other international atlases are measured.

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Oxford University Press is one of the finest and most authoritative publishers of reference books in the world. This oversize, beautifully designed atlas is a great value and makes an impressive gift.
Library Journal
An extraordinary value.
Rosemary Herbert
There has never been a better time to own or give an up-to-date atlas...This authoratative volume is the standard by which others will be measured.
Boston Herald
Booknews
With cartography by the venerable, meticulous George Philips Ltd., this comprehensive atlas, truly international in scope, incorporates all the changes in names and boundaries that have thus far emerged from the collapse of Communism in Europe and the USSR, as well as the latest available worldwide census and survey data. Some 160 pages of color maps provide political and topographical information, while a section of 66 city maps charts the key urban centers of each continent. A 48- page illustrated introduction takes a systematic look at world geography. 11x14.5". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195374513
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 14.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword User Guide World Statistics Images of Earth Gazetteer of Nations World Geography World Cities World Maps Geographical Glossary Index to World Maps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    Great atlast: details of the contents within

    I use this atlas just for the joy of reading about our world. No expert, but a very pleased buyer:

    1. Pages 12-27: Satellite images of selected "phenomena" on earth (ie New Orleans, LA, to give a visual of its evident vulnerability to flooding). Interesting.

    2. Pages 30-61: Gazeteer of Nations, short descriptions of specific facts about the nations of our world. Great quick look for familiarity's sake.

    3. Pages 64-109: Dedicated to the universe, the solar system, seasons/time/motion, geology of the earth, land forms, oceans, the atmosphere, climate change and global warming, water and vegetation, energy, minterals, food production, population, wealth, health, and trade, to name several topics. Great visuals accompany written information.

    4. Pages 112-143: Up-close maps of selected large cities/capitals of nations.

    The rest of the book, to page 448, is maps of the world, a glossary and a detailed index, all of which are easy to follow and apparently accurate.

    Highly recommended from my average Jane, map-loving perspective.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Comprehensive yet detailed

    This atlas creates the prefect balance in being easy to read and at the same time being as detailed as possible.
    Great Atlas!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2007

    Magnificent

    Very handsome. Large, easy to read maps. Appreciate the city maps. Before buying this one, sat on the floor at a Barnes and Noble, surrounded by atlases, comparing them. This was far and away the winner - I preferred it to the National Geographic atlas. There is a more expensive Oxford atlas in a slip case that includes a few more city maps but it was so heavy that dropping it on one's foot seemed more likely than not. I'm delighted with this one and it is my constant reading companion. Hoping the Oxford historical atlas measures up. By the way, mine didn't come with a free world map.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The World in Your Hands

    By Bill Marsano. Maps, like banknotes, represent power on paper. They seem to be drawings but actually are texts (we may look at a picture but must read a map), heavy with meaning. Centuries ago, for example, when the same region was called "British North America" on some maps and "New France" on others, the meaning was clear: War. The French and Indian War (1754-1763), to be exact, which enlarged one empire (Britain's) and crippled the Bourbons.

    Maps and atlases were important back then, and they still are today, although many of us now take them for granted if we take them at all: It's so easy, too easy, to resort to Google. Now Google does an excellent job up to a point, but it is short on context and the necessary electro-mechanical interface makes it weak on browsability. We get from Google the geographic version of a sound bite but we do not get the song. An atlas in your lap puts the world in your hands; it is food for the imaginative mind. As Joseph Conrad wrote in "Heart of Darkness": "Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration." This atlas is well-nigh perfect for that, apart from all of its more practical uses. If there is, as Emily Dickinson put it, "no frigate like a book to take us lands away," then there is no book like an atlas.

    Any reader will find this atlas a lapful of cartographic bounty. There are regional maps and more than 100 maps of major world cities, many of them accompanied by detailed city-center maps. Maps of the solar system and the universe, maps of the latest countries (has your atlas got Kosovo as an independent country?), an excellent gazetteer, and an index (trillions of entries) that lists not only page number and map square but latitude and longitude. The paper is semi-matte, so glare is minimized, and all maps are fours-sided--that is, even when a map has to span two pages, it does not run into the gutter. And I haven't mentioned the photos from space.

    But I want to stress that for all its value to adults, an atlas is a perfect food for young minds. The Oxford is very nearly the best--the 14k atlas--and its price is a bargain. (The 18k alternative is the "Times World Atlas," which costs more than four times as much. Buying the Oxford will leave you with money to spare when your young beneficiaries--or your yourself--want to delve into the "Oxford Book of Exploration." And even though the Times Atlas has the edge on size, the Oxford is more up to date: It's the only atlas I know of that is updated every year (that's why Kosovo appears here as a separate nation little more than a year after declaring independence). That's impressive. And there is, by the way, an excellent companion to this volume: The Oxford Atlas of Exploration. Lewis and Clark, Marco Polo and other familiar explorers are covered, but so are often-neglected Muslim, Egyptian, Chinese and Polynesian expeditions.--Bill Marsano is an award-winning travel writer and an addict of maps and atlases.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2000

    IT HAS A FREE MAP AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS!

    Oxford's Atlas of the World has all the little extras that the other big atlases offer--satellite images, city maps, Geography in Focus section, etc.--but for about a third of the price. And it comes with a free world wall map inside. Atlases are not cheap, and this atlas measures up both in quality and price--it's worth it.

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