Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World

Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World

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by Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Owen Weldon
     
 

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Here is an atlas created specifically to meet the needs of children living in today's information-rich world. More than 50 full-color, detailed maps; over 3,000 illustrations of the world's places, people, landscapes, and wildlife; an easy-to-follow introduction to mapmaking and map reading; a World Fact File covering every country and major territory -- plus dozens

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Here is an atlas created specifically to meet the needs of children living in today's information-rich world. More than 50 full-color, detailed maps; over 3,000 illustrations of the world's places, people, landscapes, and wildlife; an easy-to-follow introduction to mapmaking and map reading; a World Fact File covering every country and major territory -- plus dozens of fun projects, activities, and quizzes -- make this the most comprehensive and exciting children's atlas available today.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This gorgeous book is a must for any children's library. Its impressive, large format promises and delivers a wealth of visual and textual information about the world. Appropriately, the first spread explains how to use this atlas. Each of the 50 highly detailed, physical, political and regional maps contains brief narratives about the locations on the map and a list of the countries and their capitals. The maps are colorful and beautifully illustrated with numerous objects/building/natural resources noted. A border grid motif is included on every page of the atlas. Sidebars include amazing facts, sets of questions that require map-reading skills, and a project/activity or experiment pertinent to each map. The activities are imaginative and cover a wide range of subject matter. To illustrate, the project on the map of France contains a very brief description of how to create a cave painting that looks thousands of years old. Thirty pages of introductory material precede the maps themselves, with information about maps and mapmaking, the earth, weather and climate, and natural resources. The United States is broken into regions, and each is illustrated in such detail that it begs for closer inspection. Many of the accompanying illustrations are less than 1/2-inch square, but are very detailed. Worthy of many hours of perusing, the atlas is well organized and also lends itself to the retrieval of lots of facts quickly. A World Fact File with essential information about every country and a glossary plus gazetteer conclude this excellent reference.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-6-While superficially attractive, this is not suitable for reference use and is inferior to the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers. The explanatory material is not as clearly presented and the maps are cluttered with small illustrations of people in ethnic costume, wildlife, natural resources, points of interest, industry, etc. These pictures obscure the maps and interfere with the clear labeling of features and places.-SD
Kirkus Reviews
Emphasizing human works and wildlife over physical features, the maps in this mid-sized reference tool will serve nicely as anodynes for the more impersonal look of standard atlases, although detail is sacrificed in the name of uncluttered design. Each continent is seen in a full-page physical map, and then split into a series of spread-sized regional views (over half of which display areas of North America and Europe) showing political boundaries, major cities and rivers, and a scattering of small labeled images depicting famous structures, familiar animals, or characteristic economic activities. Small blocks of descriptive text, fact boxes, and review questions supplement the visual presentation, as do opening spreads on map reading, geology, climate, populations, environmental issues, and other subjects, plus occasional ideas for demonstrations or craft projects. Individual capsule country profiles in an appended section are inconveniently arranged by region rather than alphabetically, and their contents, as true of all the numbers and facts here, are unsourced. Still, backed up by a current almanac, this will answer elementary inquiries to the satisfaction of both verbally-oriented and visually-oriented children. (index) (Reference. 9-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575842080
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Rd Children's Atlas Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 13.50(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

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Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has all the countries, continents and states. It shows you a lot of nice things. Almost every single page has a project. It is a nice book. It also talks about space and other cool things. It's good for first graders and up. You should buy this book.