Compact Peters World Atlas: The Earth in True Proportion

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Available for the first time in the US, the Hammond Compact Peters World Atlas is a distinct alternative and enhancement to all other atlases. It is the first atlas ever to depict countries, continents, regions and their relationships to each other according to true land mass. Information reflects current United Nations statistics. Excellent for geography and global studies classes. Features: 43 True Scale topographic country maps that accurately depict relative area. 246 fascinating world thematic maps ...
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Overview

Available for the first time in the US, the Hammond Compact Peters World Atlas is a distinct alternative and enhancement to all other atlases. It is the first atlas ever to depict countries, continents, regions and their relationships to each other according to true land mass. Information reflects current United Nations statistics. Excellent for geography and global studies classes. Features: 43 True Scale topographic country maps that accurately depict relative area. 246 fascinating world thematic maps containing 40,000 individual pieces of factual information on nature, man and society that give a comprehensive overview of the world's physical features, resources and challenges, as well as the cultures and economies of its residents. Comprehensive index with unique, easy-to-use single reference grid system.
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The philosophy behind this unique atlas is clearly stated in the introduction: "We have come to accept as `natural' a representation of the world that devotes disproportionate space to large-scale maps of areas perceived as important, while consigning other areas to small-scale general maps. There is nothing `natural' about such a view of the world.... Yet, until now, no atlas has existed that provided a picture of the world undistorted by varying scales." As a remedy, this publication offers 43 full-color topographical maps using a scale based on Arno Peters's projection. Each double-page map depicts 1/60 of the earth's surface. Detail maps of more densely populated regions have been deliberately omitted as contrary to the intent of the atlas. Another innovation is to use shades of green and brown to represent vegetation or its lack rather than elevation. The maps are fully indexed using a page number and letter code for location rather than the usual grid references. The second half of the atlas explores "nature, man and society" through 45 subjects displayed in 246 thematic world maps that vary in size by topic from double-page spreads to eight per page. The text on these smaller maps is minute, so a magnifying glass may come in handy. Topics range from population to religion, agriculture, human rights, and the natural environment, using statistics obtained from the UN and other international organizations. In the spirit of rethinking traditional geography, Peters's proposed new decimal grid is shown on the endpaper, dividing the earth into 100 decimal degrees east-west and north-south, a system that would replace the Greenwich system of 360 adopted in 1884 at the zenith of Britain's power. Recommended for all reference collections as an informative and thought-provoking alternative to other compact atlases.-Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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All maps in this atlas were created on the Peters Projection, which preserves area accuracy, thus giving an impression of the world quite different from the commonly used Mercator projection maps. Some fine features: land forms are clearly shown with 3-D effects; digital vegetation data (from satellite imaging) shows the current state of world deforestation and desert encroachment; and 246 thematic maps visualize the world in terms of a variety of demographic and economic conditions, e.g. the status of women, staple foodstuffs, soil cultivation, life expectancy, and urbanization, among many others. Certainly, this atlas sets a standard for schools and homes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780843718324
  • Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Atlas Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 12.56 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2003

    A novelty

    It should be noted that there is considerable controversy surrounding the so-called 'Peters' projection/atlas. Arno Peters announced his 'new' projection in 1973, but it was actually first published in 1855 by James Gall and is referred to by cartographers as the Gall Orthographic Equal-Area Projection, or now occasionally as the Gall-Peters Projection. Gall considered this projection to be a novelty with no practical value. What this projection does is show area accurately, but it distorts shapes, directions, and distances. The real strength in the 'Peters' atlas has been in its PR. It has received great marketing that stresses its comparison to the inaccuracies of the essentially defunct Mercator projection (which is accurate for direction but not for area, shape, and distance). So basically Peters' supporters are promoting a map that is overall no better than the one they seek to replace, even though the Mercator is not used anymore. The truth is that neither the Gall-Peters nor the Mercator is ideal or very useful in today¿s day and age. The Mercator was at least ideally suited for maps used in exploration, but modern technology has consigned it to the history books. The Gall-Peters only provides interesting looking maps, but like Gall said it is merely a novelty. There are far better projections available for atlases, for example the Robinson's projection that the National Geographic Society and others have adopted. As for this particular book the text gives the typical marketing hype promoting the Peters projection, but it is visually a well-done book that does a very good job at displaying Gall-Peters maps if you have an interest in them. As a college geography instructor I find this book useful as a teaching tool and utilize it in a map lab by having students compare the maps in it to those of other projections to try to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each projection. It is for the visual quality of the maps in the book and that this book is a useful tool for showing the inadequacy of the Gall-Peters projection that I give this book 3 stars.

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