Scholastic Pocket World Atlas

Scholastic Pocket World Atlas

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From the creators of the Scholastic Atlas of the World comes a colorful, easy-to-use pocket atlas for ages 9 and up.

This essential paperback reference offers kids all of the information they need, while offering parents and teachers the value they insist upon.

The Scholastic Pocket World Atlas features more than 80 easy-to-use maps of regions of the world.

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From the creators of the Scholastic Atlas of the World comes a colorful, easy-to-use pocket atlas for ages 9 and up.

This essential paperback reference offers kids all of the information they need, while offering parents and teachers the value they insist upon.

The Scholastic Pocket World Atlas features more than 80 easy-to-use maps of regions of the world. There is a spread dedicated to each region. Each left-hand page offers a brief paragraph describing the area's most important features, a photo, a country fact box, a Discover More fact, and a Search and Find that tells students where to locate cities and capitals on the map. The right-hand page shows the map itself. Maps do not cross the gutter.

Editorial Reviews

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This useful tool is arranged logically and is easy to use. The atlas begins with an overview of Earth as a planet in the Solar System, and then moves onto details about the oceans and the continents. Each continent is broken down into sections. The pages give demographics of the population and countries of the region, with a brief description of some of the physical or cultural features of the area. Occasional pictures highlight archeological sites, architecture, or a people. The book ends with a section on flags and a comprehensive index. Even though the maps are small, most of them are very readable. Some, like the map of the United States, are confusing. The political lines add too much to the physical map, and it is difficult to read. Others could have been bigger on the page, as the scale is not consistent in any case. The weakest section is on oceans. They are framed by portions of the continents and are not immediately recognizable. Labeling of the islands is small, as well, and hard to read. However, the consistent organization of the information helps the reader navigate. For example, each section is color coded with soft colors. The strip of color on the edge of the pages also doubles as the grid for finding countries on the map. This is a book that middle-grade students could use profitably. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.
—Diane Carver Sekeres

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439681933
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Scholastic Reference Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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