Children's World Atlas

Children's World Atlas

by David Green, Sarah Phillips, Mary Atkinson, Simon Adams
     
 

Combining the latest political and cultural information with state-of-the-art cartographic techniques, the Children's World Atlas is more that just an atlas it's a complete world reference for home or school. Large maps created from enhanced satellite imagery introduce the location and geography of each country, while information about key political and social issues…  See more details below

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Combining the latest political and cultural information with state-of-the-art cartographic techniques, the Children's World Atlas is more that just an atlas it's a complete world reference for home or school. Large maps created from enhanced satellite imagery introduce the location and geography of each country, while information about key political and social issues give the reader an idea of what it's like to live in regions around the world. Carefully researched and authenticated by cartography experts and consultants, this book is the best tool for children to use to learn about the different peoples and places of the world.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-While information is presented in a visually striking way, this atlas has some shortfalls in its text. The book is arranged by continent, with spreads focusing on specific areas such as "Western Canada and Alaska," and "The Caribbean." Some individual countries are also highlighted, but none for Africa. The plentiful maps form the centerpiece of the spreads. They show some topography while emphasizing man-made elements with limited coverage of physical features. They are surrounded by visual vignettes with clear but mostly small photos and brief descriptions of a city, crop, product, holiday, sport, animal, natural resource, or a cultural attribute. While these chunks of facts may appeal to some readers, others may find them distracting. Inaccuracies are evident in a few places. Students will want to use a complementary source such as Lands and Peoples (Grolier, 2003) with this atlas.-Paul J. Bisnette, Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789492760
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/21/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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