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Gareth Stevens Atlas of the World

Gareth Stevens Atlas of the World

by Gareth Stevens Publishing
     
 
The Gareth Stevens Atlas of the World presents detailed yet easy-to-read maps of every country, continent, U.S. state, and Canadian province. This essential resource will enlighten students about the diverse places they encounter in their studies and in the news. The latest population trends and forecasts for the United States and the world give this atlas a forward

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The Gareth Stevens Atlas of the World presents detailed yet easy-to-read maps of every country, continent, U.S. state, and Canadian province. This essential resource will enlighten students about the diverse places they encounter in their studies and in the news. The latest population trends and forecasts for the United States and the world give this atlas a forward thinking, global perspective. Updated information on U.S. population, national parks, and interstate highway systems, all unique to this edition, provide a detailed portrait of every state. In addition to the abundance of most recent facts and figures, the attractive full-color maps, completely updated to reflect the latest changes on the world scene, plus the variety of flags, legends, and charts, will entice the most hesitant young geographers.

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This useful atlas begins with a number of interesting maps about the United States, including ones showing the change in population of states and regions (according to the 2000 U.S. Census,) population distribution by region, and largest metropolitan areas. These are followed by maps displaying world population density, and then several maps that predict future population changes, world-wide. Finally, each region of the world is displayed with major city populations, along with colored regional maps showing population density, vegetation types, and gross national product levels. These maps are followed by half- or full-page maps of individual countries, each including a list of regions, cities, and towns, as well as an illustration of the flag, population information, monetary unit, largest city, languages, and area in square miles and square kilometers. This portion of the atlas is followed by a comprehensive index. The latter portion of the book provides the same treatment for the United States, first showing the country as a whole, and then state by state. Various pale colors of shading are used on the maps to add additional information. The colors would probably be indistinguishable for most color-blind students. Although the atlas is printed on nice heavy weight paper, its matte finish decreases the attractiveness of the book. Up to date atlases are always desirable, and this one seems particularly comprehensive, making it a useful addition for most libraries. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 9 to 18.
—Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836840919
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Gareth Stevens Atlas of the World Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 18 Years

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