National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, Third Edition

National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, Third Edition

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by National Geographic Society
     
 

A modern atlas demands not just state-of-the-art cartography but a vast array of information organized clearly, efficiently, and above all, usefully—and that’s what the Family Reference Atlas provides: more than 1,000 maps, illustrations, and photographs; more than 400 charts and tables; and 30 global thematic spreads displaying key facts and

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A modern atlas demands not just state-of-the-art cartography but a vast array of information organized clearly, efficiently, and above all, usefully—and that’s what the Family Reference Atlas provides: more than 1,000 maps, illustrations, and photographs; more than 400 charts and tables; and 30 global thematic spreads displaying key facts and figures on everything from biodiversity and the distribution of natural resources to world health and education, global Internet connectivity, and conflict and terror hot spots.

A comprehensive index makes it easy to pinpoint more than 40,000 locations all over the globe. Need to know the population of Brunei, what the weather’s like in San Juan in March, or how to use metric conversions? These answers and thousands more are at your fingertips. Readers learn about the planet itself—landforms, the biosphere, continental drift, environmental change—and the human world’s many dimensions, from political, religious, and economic data to population trends and the effect of globalization. The atlas even reaches beyond Earth to explore the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Universe.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Unlike the atlases of my childhood, it provides maps of political ‘hotspots,’ so that you can easily find Abkazia or Chechnya."—21st Century Science & Technology

"Whether you’re looking for someplace on Earth or in the galaxy, the daily high temperature in October in Timbuktu, the world’s tallest office or why we experience seasons, the answers can be found [here]."—Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426205439
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 13.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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This Atlas covers the entire World- just as the title says. Coverage of the United States and Europe is better then the rest of thw world- as most of the users of this book are most likely in the United States and Europe. Lots of people from the United States travel to other areas of the United States and travel to Europe. Considerating this is a medium price atlas- the coverage is very good. The coverage of Asia and Africa is actually very good- for a medium price atlas. I also like all the detailed information for each individual country and each state of the United States! Very good coverage for the money! Coverage includes the newest independent country in the world- Kosovo! Most up to date atlas on the market today- for a medium price atlas!