Kingfisher Young People's Atlas of the World

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Climb aboard for an exciting and educational journey around the world with this information-packed atlas! Journey from continent to continent with the help of state-of-the art maps that depict in extraordinary detail each country's topography, cities, borders, and other features. Locator maps for each continent and country provide a clear global perspective. Succinct text, hundreds of photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-read charts of facts and figures help curious young geographers understand what life is...

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Overview

Climb aboard for an exciting and educational journey around the world with this information-packed atlas! Journey from continent to continent with the help of state-of-the art maps that depict in extraordinary detail each country's topography, cities, borders, and other features. Locator maps for each continent and country provide a clear global perspective. Succinct text, hundreds of photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-read charts of facts and figures help curious young geographers understand what life is like in these faraway places, and explore everything from customs and cultures to economic systems and climates. Includes country flags and a section on mapmaking and usage.

Three reference books from Kingfisher combine photography and illustration with hearty amounts of information about geography and science. Each spread of The Kingfisher Young People's Atlas of the World by Philip Steele includes a map, flags, many pictures (more than 275 in all) and information about economics, wildlife, architecture, food and traditional dress. Much of the text takes the form of captions for these small pictures.

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Gr 4-6--This inviting, profusely illustrated atlas partners high-quality maps with vibrant text in a solid introduction to the geography of today's world, providing a cultural, historical, and political perspective. Organized by continent and then by country, the book presents a plethora of factual information in a logical, user-friendly fashion. Busy yet serviceable double-page spreads with lucid text address topics such as landscape, climate, economy, history, peoples and languages, government, culture, architecture, and religion; locator globes and flags are also included. High-quality color photos and illustrations are accompanied by informative captions. Distracting black-and-white borders frame each spread. The introductory chapters are augmented by fact boxes comprised of up-to-date statistics about geographic points of interest ("The Earth") and tidbits such as the "Most crowded country" or "Largest city" ("The Continents"). The highlight of this resource is the stellar array of meticulously detailed, computer-generated relief maps that show capital cities, borders, mountains, etc. A well-composed supplementary section of charts, arranged by continent, provides a current statistical overview of the area, population, capital city, and major products of each country. The table of contents and comprehensive index are superb. With its less cluttered format, The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our World (National Geographic, 1994) is also a fascinating and informative introduction to the continents and countries.--Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753450864
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.82 (w) x 11.79 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.

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