Concise World Atlas

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Following the success of the DK World Atlas, this new Concise Edition meets the challenge of providing a truly encyclopedic treatment of the world in an accessible and affordable format. The latest digital mapping techniques have been used to create exceptional maps and an integrated presentation of the geography of the world and its regions. Regional Surveys: Integrated regional mapping, supported by illustrations, photographs, and detailed text provides an in-depth examination of the world. Land Use: Detailed ...
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Overview

Following the success of the DK World Atlas, this new Concise Edition meets the challenge of providing a truly encyclopedic treatment of the world in an accessible and affordable format. The latest digital mapping techniques have been used to create exceptional maps and an integrated presentation of the geography of the world and its regions. Regional Surveys: Integrated regional mapping, supported by illustrations, photographs, and detailed text provides an in-depth examination of the world. Land Use: Detailed maps show each region's land use and its principal agricultural activities. Industry: "At-a-glance" maps provide an instant picture of each region's industrial activities, communications infrastructure, and mineral resources. Regional Maps: There are more than 75 full-color, large-scale regional maps with vivid terrain relief. Terrain Models: Computer-generated, 3D terrain models explain the physical geography of each region. Diagrams: Includes graphic representations of key features such as transportation infrastructure and population distribution. Global and Continental Overviews: The physical, political, economic, and demographic geography of the world is fully presented on introductory pages. Global Map: Global thematic maps give an overview of the state of the world today.
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This detailed yet affordable edition draws on the same digital mapping techniques as the DK World Atlas. This concise edition contains more than 75,000 place names, 400 maps, and a complete index.
Library Journal
These well-organized atlases offer clear transitions from more general global information and maps to sections on continents, each of which contains continental and regional close-ups with maps and information. From the most basic Compact, the price increases according to the quantity of additional maps and other materials. Each atlas carries an identical core of maps. The Concise provides the most comprehensive coverage, including over 400 maps, many photos, geographical comparisons, thumbnail information on each country, and a range of topics from the solar system to international disputes. The Essential, including over 60 maps, offers a nifty, easy-to-use ready-reference resource full of geographical and political information. The well-priced paperback Compact contains 60 maps and less additional information. Despite the brilliant map colors and digitally achieved definition, none of these atlases contains detailed maps for each state in the United States, as does the Rand McNally Premier World Atlas (Rand McNally, 2001). Although the measurements of each atlas differ (Concise, 131/4" x 95/8"; Essential, 81/2" x 6"; Compact, 10 7/8" x 81/2"), there is sometimes no corresponding difference among them in the detail shown for a particular area. For example, all three show only seven cities in the state of Connecticut in the U.S. Northeast regional close-up map. However, the Concise shows the Chechenskaya Respublika, while the others do not. Though only the Concise and the Essential contain glossaries, the index-gazetteer at the end of all three contains wonderful comparative and statistical information, country-by-country particulars, and an extensive index. The Compact is a good purchase for individuals, but both the Concise and the Essential are highly recommended for academic, public, and school libraries. Michelle Foyt, Russell Lib., Middletown, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This reference incorporates thousands of revisions and updates to the first edition of the published in 1997. It defines where places are, describes their main characteristics, and locates them in relation to other places. Together with introductory texts and captions, the color photographs, diagrams, and thematic maps build a portrait of the cultural, political, economic, and geomorphological features that make each region unique. Contains about 75,000 place names and 400 maps. Oversize: 9.75x13.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756671464
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,394,376
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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    Great book

    My daughter wanted a book she could have to show the places she has travelled with information about the locations...this book fit the bill perfectly because it is an attractive book with good photos and gives enough basic information to give someone not familiar with the place an idea of it. She loved it!

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