Essential World Atlas

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Authoritative and Compelling: This comprehensive atlas details political and state borders, main population, and administrative centers, communications, and airports. World Overview Maps: These maps illustrate everything from the political and physical world, the global economy, time zones, and population to languages, climate, religions, and international disputes. State-of-the-Art Computer-Generated Regional Maps: Contour tints have been added to demonstrate land heights and ...
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Overview

Authoritative and Compelling: This comprehensive atlas details political and state borders, main population, and administrative centers, communications, and airports. World Overview Maps: These maps illustrate everything from the political and physical world, the global economy, time zones, and population to languages, climate, religions, and international disputes. State-of-the-Art Computer-Generated Regional Maps: Contour tints have been added to demonstrate land heights and populated places graded by size.
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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
Previously published under the title , this beautiful, handy reference (6x8.5<">) is crisply printed, inviting perusal of its 60-plus maps, which, in addition to displaying political and state borders, offer visual display of the physical world, the global economy, time zones, population, languages, climate, religions, and international disputes. The index-gazetteer contains more than 20,000 names. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756672232
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 716,844
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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