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Children's LiteratureThis atlas of the physical and political maps of the world is organized by content and includes introductory material so that readers may first consider global patterns in climate, nature, and the human world. Each section is introduced with a map of the continent followed by closer-in views with enough detail for readers to search out principal and many secondary cities; lakes, rivers and bodies of water; topographical features; and bordering geography. A sidebar of three to five paragraphs suggests aspects of the area under view, such as principal products, population centers, historical facts, or other interesting but peripheral facts. A glossary and index of place names assists readers in locating places. A CD includes 40 maps that are ready to print and a map of North America is tipped in for easy removal. All and all, it is a useful resource for report writers and a handy reference for grade school and middle school learners. 2003, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 8 to 14.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.