Collins Discovery World Atlas

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The Collins Discovery World Atlas is published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution.

Collins world atlases present a dynamic view of today's world, bringing it to life through innovative maps, stunning images, and thou-sands of geographical facts and stats. They offer an exciting perspective on how the world is made up, how it looks, and how it works.

The new Discovery atlas allows us to explore the ...

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Overview

The Collins Discovery World Atlas is published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution.

Collins world atlases present a dynamic view of today's world, bringing it to life through innovative maps, stunning images, and thou-sands of geographical facts and stats. They offer an exciting perspective on how the world is made up, how it looks, and how it works.

The new Discovery atlas allows us to explore the world, providing a fascinating picture of how it looks today and an insight into the key global issues. Detailed, highly accurate maps cover the world in the distinctive Collins style. Thematic pages provide detailed information on, and interpretations of, major geo themes and global issues including AIDS, the drug trade, the world economy, population, telecommunications, and environmental change. Information on all the world's states and territories, and statistics on key socioeconomic indicators, complete the picture. Internet links to the most appropriate Web sites provide the opportunity to discover more.

This atlas is ideal for home and office reference, travel planning, school and college study, and for gaining new insight into how the world looks today.

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Published in association with the Smithsonian, this inexpensive, thematic, general atlas competes with Rand McNally's Goode's World Atlas (now in its 21st edition) and the Oxford New Concise World Atlas. Its four main sections consist of 13 thematic topics (e.g., climate, environment, population, urbanization, and communications), enhanced by satellite photos, web sites, maps organized by continent, statistics, and a 78-page index. There are four pages of introductory information on each continent's landscapes and countries. Except for an explanation of map symbols, there is no general information on using the atlas. Map-scale bands vary from 1: 500,000 to 1:50,000,000 and are noted along with type of projection and mile/kilometer scales. The paper quality and binding are good, but the pages extend into the gutters with no clear breaks, making map information difficult to read; some political units may be interrupted and appear only as single entities on maps covering large areas. Topography is indicated with hypsometric and bathymetric tints but no shaded relief. Unfortunately, there are no inset maps for major metropolitan areas. The statistics section covers over two dozen categories for each of the 192 countries. About 56,000 names are indexed with country, type of entry (e.g. peninsula, river), page number, and an alphanumeric reference to their location on maps. Bottom Line Intended for home use and small reference collections, this atlas is a value for the price and serves satisfactorily, but Goode's World Atlas is preferable overall.-Stanley P. Hodge, formerly with Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060818838
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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