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National Geographic Student Atlas of the World Third Edition

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The third edition of the award-winning National Geographic Student Atlas of the World has everything for today?s globally-minded student: new photographs and graphics of our changing planet, maps that reflect modern borders, and fully updated essays and statistics.

Specially designed for middle- and high-school students, this compact, fact-filled atlas will put the world at your fingertips. The third edition of this perennial favorite is chockfull of maps, charts, and graphs, ...

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Overview

The third edition of the award-winning National Geographic Student Atlas of the World has everything for today’s globally-minded student: new photographs and graphics of our changing planet, maps that reflect modern borders, and fully updated essays and statistics.

Specially designed for middle- and high-school students, this compact, fact-filled atlas will put the world at your fingertips. The third edition of this perennial favorite is chockfull of maps, charts, and graphs, photographs, flags and facts—everything you need to help understand the world.

You’ll begin by learning about maps and how to read them. Then you’ll explore the world’s physical and human systems, including Earth’s geologic history, natural vegetation, and world cultures. A stunning view from space introduces each continent, and full-page, full-color maps represent its physical and political make-up, its climate and precipitation, and its population and predominant economies. A vivid photo essay highlights an issue relevant to each continent, such as the European Union, or deforestation in the Amazon. Continuity of map sizes and scales encourages data comparison, which helps geography students to develop higher-level thinking skills.

The National Geographic Student Atlas of the World is much more than maps. Weblink icons direct you to Internet sites to expand your knowledge and keep statistics up to date. The third edition of the award-winning National Geographic Student Atlas of the World is an invaluable resource and a must-have reference tool for libraries and homes everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
An atlas may seem anachronistic in a world where massive amounts of information are only a mouse click away. But this fourth edition of National Geographic’s pictorial representation of the world is well packaged for easy use and ready access to information. It is also as portable as any laptop. An introductory section, “Reading Maps,” explains latitude, longitude and the symbols found in a map legend. The text begins with an overview of the earth as seen from space and each successive section telescopes in to a tighter view of earth’s physical systems (geology, climates, water, vegetation, etc.) and human systems (politics, languages, religions, energy and mineral resources, etc.) followed by sections on each continent. Customized maps, color photographs and related charts accompany each section, making for a visually rich and immersive reading experience. An interesting sidebar is the presentation of “Geography Careers NG Explorer” which describes persons working in areas that support and sustain earth’s systems and resources. At the back of the book is a list of country flags with brief statistics about each country followed by a glossary, a list of related web sites and a thematic index. The Student World Atlas, which promises “all the tools needed to prepare for any standardized geography test,” would be a valuable addition to a variety of classes in upper elementary and middle school on topics such as geography, culture, social studies and economics. Reviewer: Hazel Buys; Ages 12 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426304460
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 77,320
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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