National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World

National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World

by National Geographic
     
 

For more than 40 years, National Geographic atlases have set the standard against which all other atlases are measured. The National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World is no exception. At the heart of this spectacular volume are more than 450 four-color political, physical, and thematic maps, illustrations, and photographs that present the most

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For more than 40 years, National Geographic atlases have set the standard against which all other atlases are measured. The National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World is no exception. At the heart of this spectacular volume are more than 450 four-color political, physical, and thematic maps, illustrations, and photographs that present the most complete, up-to-date portrait of our world. In addition, this authoritative reference will enlighten and empower readers with coverage of thematic topics—from space, climate, weather, and biodiversity to world religions, economies, and technological development—plus a wealth of statistical data and informational charts.


Whether it's a location of a place somewhere on the globe or in our local galaxy group, an average daily high or low temperature in March in Santo Domingo, the hottest or coldest place on Earth, the population of Brunei, a metric conversion factor, learning about landforms, the biosphere, world energy, environmental stresses, the changing world population, continental drift, the ice age, gold and precious gemstones, or why and where we experience seasons, it's all in this cutting-edge collection of maps and reference information.


Superbly designed and fully indexed for unmatched readability and ease-of-use, the National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World is a perfect centerpiece for every family library.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Among purveyors of childlike wonderment and educational advancement, the name National Geographic is one of our most beloved and durable brands. Whether introducing readers to the leaping gazelles of the African veldt or the cosmic nebulae of space, National Geographic-whether in book or magazine form-has always offered glossy, perfect photographs and clean, authoritative captions. With this giant atlas of world geography, National Geographic introduces learners young and old to broad issues of population density, biodiversity, energy consumption and culture. Including more than 450 maps, illustrations and photographs, as well as brief reports on the biggest historical and geological movements of our planet's history, the atlas does what an atlas should do: it gives a big picture of land masses and meteorological patterns, provides an overview of each continents' characteristics, and offers a resource to turn to for science reports, sheer curiosity and even the answers to questions that flummox folks around the dinner table. (Nov. 5) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792269304
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
National Geographic Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
10.42(w) x 13.52(h) x 1.30(d)

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