Complete Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition

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Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in world geography including the emerging state of South Sudan, Complete Atlas of the World features four sections: a world overview, the main atlas, fact files on all the countries of the world, and an easy-to-reference index of all 100,000 place names.

All maps in the Complete Atlas of the World enjoy a full double-page spread, with continents broken down into 330 carefully selected maps, including more than 100 city ...

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Overview

Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in world geography including the emerging state of South Sudan, Complete Atlas of the World features four sections: a world overview, the main atlas, fact files on all the countries of the world, and an easy-to-reference index of all 100,000 place names.

All maps in the Complete Atlas of the World enjoy a full double-page spread, with continents broken down into 330 carefully selected maps, including more than 100 city plans. Readers will also find a stimulating series of global thematic maps that explore Earth's place in the universe, its physical forms and processes, the living world, and the human condition.

From Antarctica to Zambia, discover the Earth continent by continent with the Complete Atlas of the World.

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Editorial Reviews

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DK has completely updated its premium world atlas to include recently independent South Sudan, as well as Montenegro and Kosovo, and the demarcation of the de-facto states of Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Somaliland. The atlas contains 185 pages of full-color political and topographical maps featuring dramatically detailed terrain modeling, along with maps of 102 major international metropolitan areas. Illustrations and text exploring topics ranging from the solar system and plate tectonics to demographics and economics accompany more than 110 world and regional thematic presentations. The world time-zone map fails to note Venezuela's half-hour shift. A "Countries of the World" gazetteer section provides ready-reference information arranged alphabetically for all 196 independent nations, with data such as official name, formation, capital, population, total area, languages, religions, ethnic mix, government, currency, literacy, and average calorie consumption. The general index contains approximately 100,000 entries with full geographic coordinates and page number/grid-square access. The official flags of all independent states are depicted on the back endpaper, including South Sudan and the new designs for Libya, Malawi, and Myanmar (Burma). VERDICT This finely crafted, current, and informative atlas is a close competitor to the superb Oxford Atlas of the World, 18th ed. (2011), and highly recommended. In fact, if DK upgraded the "Countries of the World" gazetteer in this book to include at least the flags and data in the format of the "World Factfiles" in its compact Atlas A-Z (reviewed on p. 101), it would become a direct challenge to Oxford's publication.—Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756689728
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 596,743
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 14.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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