Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas of the World

Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas of the World

by Craig Robinson
     
 
Atlas, Schmatlas is an absolutely silly, yet decidedly informative and comprehensive atlas of the world. Written and illustrated by Craig Robinson—who got a "D" on his "O" level geography exams—Schmatlas has over 250 entries covering the globe, and is filled with colorful maps, graphs, illustrations of notable figures and famous residents, and

Overview

Atlas, Schmatlas is an absolutely silly, yet decidedly informative and comprehensive atlas of the world. Written and illustrated by Craig Robinson—who got a "D" on his "O" level geography exams—Schmatlas has over 250 entries covering the globe, and is filled with colorful maps, graphs, illustrations of notable figures and famous residents, and even a quiz to test your knowledge of the nations of West Africa.

Chock full of questionable historical and geographical information, Schmatlas will nevertheless teach you quite a bit about the world around you. You'll learn that: Chad is the place you should go if you want to take photographs of sand. Central America is the region of the world where your dreams might be realized—if you want a career as a CIA-backed military dictator. And Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, the twelve little volcanic islands located between Africa and Brazil, are where the Brazilians dump all that waxed-off pubic hair.

Isn't learning fun?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

While humorist Robinson (Minipops: Famous People Drawn Really Small) opens several buttons on the heavily starched dress shirt that is the traditional atlas and approaches the spoofing humor celebrated in Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, there is a danger to this book. Its contents are undeniably farcical and employ pixilated images recalling the low-tech animation of South Park. Yet the book's expanded title, its late 1970s educational-inspired cover art, and its interior layout make it appear legitimate and destined for juvenile use. Recommended for collections including adult humor.
—Savannah Schroll-Guz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810994324
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Craig Robinson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and animator. He is the author of Minipops: Famous People Drawn Really Small and Fun Fun Fun: 30 Ways to Have Fun, and the creator of the popular Web site Flipflopflyin.com. He lives in Germany, although he is a rabid Yankees fan.

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