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Overview

The Student Atlas series combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073527604
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Series: Student Atlas Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student_iii

Introduction: How to Read an Atlas_xi

Unit I_Global Physical Patterns_1

Map 1 _World Political Divisions_2

Map 2 _World Physical Features_4

Map 3a _Average Annual Precipitation_6

Map 3b _Seasonal Average Precipitation, November through April_7

Map 3c _Seasonal Average Precipitation, May through October_7

Map 3d _Variation in Average Annual Precipitation_8

Map 4a _Temperature Regions and Ocean Currents_9

Map 4b _Average January Temperature_10

Map 4c _Average July Temperature_10

Map 5a _Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, January_11

Map 5b _Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, July_12

Map 6 _Climate Regions_13

Map 7 _Vegetation Types_14

Map 8 _Soil Orders_15

Map 9 _Ecological Regions_16

Map 10 _Plate Tectonics_18

Map 11 _Topography_19

Map 12a _Resources: Mineral Fuels_20

Map 12b_Resources: Critical Metals_21

Map 13 _Natural Hazards_22

Unit II_Global Human Patterns_23

Map 14 _Past Population Distributions and Densities_24

Map 15 _Population Density_26

Map 16 _Land Use, A.D. 1500_27

Map 17 _Economic Activities_28

Map 18 _Urbanization_29

Map 19 _Transportation Patterns_30

Map 20 _Religions_31

Map 21 _Religious Adherence_32

Map 22 _Languages_33

Map 23 _Linguistic Diversity_34

Map 24 _Dying Languages: A Loss of Cultural Wealth_35

Map 25 _External Migrations in Modern Times_36

Unit III_Global Demographic Patterns_37

Map 26 _Population Growth Rates_38

Map 27 _Europe's Population Bust: A Fizzle in the Population Bomb_39

Map 28a _Total Fertility Rates_40

Map 28b_Total Fertility Rates_41

Map 29 _Infant Mortality Rate_42

Map 30 _Child Mortality Rate_43

Map 31 _Child Malnutrition_44

Map 32 _Primary School Enrollment_45

Map 33 _Average Life Expectancy at Birth_46

Map 34 _Population by Age Group_47

Map 35 _International Migrant Populations 2005_48

Map 36 _World Daily Per Capita Food Supply (Kilocalories)_49

Map 37 _The Earth's Hungry Millions_50

Map 38 _Proportion of Daily Food Intake from Animal Products_51

Map 39 _Illiteracy Rates_52

Map 40 _Female/Male Inequality in Education and Employment_53

Map 41 _The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases _54

Map 42 _Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases _56

Map 43 _Adult HIV Prevalence 2005_57

Map 44 _The Index of Human Development_58

Map 45 _Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge_59

Map 46 _Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth_60

Map 47 _Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland_61

Map 48 _Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water_62

Map 49 _Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life_63

Map 50 _Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors_64

Unit IV_Global Economic Patterns_65

Map 51 _Rich and Poor Countries: Gross National Income_66

Map 52 _Gross National Income Per Capita_67

Map 53 _Economic Growth: GDP Change Per Capita_68

Map 54 _Total Labor Force_69

Map 55 _Employment by Economic Activity_70

Map 56 _Economic Output Per Sector_71

Map 57 _Agricultural Production Per Capita_72

Map 58 _Exports of Primary Products_73

Map 59 _Dependence on Trade_74

Map 60 _The Indebtedness of States_75

Map 61 _Global Flows of Investment Capital_76

Map 62 _Central Government Expenditures Per Capita_77

Map 63 _Purchasing Power Parity Per Capita_78

Map 64 _Private Per Capita Consumption 2008_79

Map 65 _Energy Production Per Capita_80

Map 66 _Energy Consumption Per Capita_81

Map 67 _Energy Dependency_82

Map 68 _Flows of Oil_83

Map 69 _The Cost of Consumption 2008_84

Map 70 _A Wired World: Internet Users_85

Map 71 _The Rise of the Personal Computer_86

Map 72 _Traditional Links: The Telephone_87

Unit V_Global Patterns of Environmental Disturbance_89

Map 73 _Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents_91

Map 74 _The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil_92

Map 75 _Major Polluters and Common Pollutants_93

Map 76 _Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions_94

Map 77 _The Earth Warms: 1976-2006_95

Map 78 _Global Precipitation Changes: 1976-2006_96

Map 79 _Potential Global Temperature Change_97

Map 80 _Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita_98

Map 81 _Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita_99

Map 82 _Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density_100

Map 83 _A New Environmental Stress? Consumption of Bottled Water_101

Map 84 _Pollution of the Oceans_102

Map 85 _Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems_103

Map 86 _Cropland Per Capita: Changes 1996-2007_104

Map 87 _Food Staples Under Stress: The Fight Against Genetic Simplicity_105

Map 88 _The Rise in Organic Farming_106

Map 89 _World Pastureland 2005_107

Map 90 _Fertilizer Use 2007_108

Map 91 _Annual Deforestation Rates 2000-2005_109

Map 92 _World Timber Production 2005_110

Map 93 _The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species 2007_111

Map 94 _Disappearing Giants: The Reduction in "Conservative" Species_112

Map 95 _The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species 2007_114

Map 96 _The Areas of Greatest Loss and Hotspots of Biodiversity_115

Map 97 _Nationally Protected Areas: Parks and Preserves_116

Map 98 _The Risks of Desertification_117

Map 99 _Global Soil Degradation_118

Map 100 _The Degree of Human Disturbance_119

Map 101 _The Green and Not So Green World_120

Unit VI_Global Political Patterns_121

Map 102 _Political Systems_122

Map 103 _Sovereign States: Duration of Independence_123

Map 104 _The Emergence of the State_124

Map 105 _Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500_126

Map 106 _European Colonialism 1500-2000_128

Map 107 _Post-Cold War International Alliances_129

Map 108 _International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World_130

Map 109 _Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945-2003_132

Map 110 _The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century_133

Map 111 _Democracy on the Rise_134

Map 112 _Flashpoints, 2008_135

Map 113 _Nations with Nuclear Weapons_150

Map 114 _Military Power_151

Map 115 _International Terrorist Incidents, 2000-2006_152

Map 116 _Distribution of Minority Populations_154

Map 117 _Marginalized Minorities: Declining Indigenous Populations_155

Map 118 _The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World_156

Map 119 _World Refugee Population_157

Map 120 _Women's Rights_158

Map 121 _Political and Civil Liberties, 2008_159

Map 122 _Abuse of Public Trust_160

Map 123 _The Perception of Corruption_161

Map 124 _A Decade of Risk of Civil Conflict, 2005-2015_162

Unit VII_World Regions_163

Map 125 _North America: Political Divisions_165

Map 126 _North America: Physical Features_166

Map 127 _North America: Thematic

Map 127a _Environment and Economy: The Use of Land_167

Map 127b _Population Density_168

Map 127c _Population Distribution: Clustering_168

Map 127d _Deforestation in North and Middle America_169

Map 128 _Canada_170

Map 129 _United States_171

Map 130 _Middle America_172

Map 131 _The Caribbean_173

Map 132 _South America: Political Divisions_174

Map 133 _South America: Physical Features_175

Map 134 _South America: Thematic

Map 134a _Environment and Economy_176

Map 134b _Population Density_177

Map 134c _Environmental Problems_177

Map 134d _Protection of Natural Areas_178

Map 135 _Northern South America_179

Map 136 _Southern South America_180

Map 137 _Europe: Political Divisions_181

Map 138 _Europe: Physical Features_182

Map 139 _Europe: Thematic

Map 139a _Environment and Economy: The Use of Land_183

Map 139b _Population Density_184

Map 139c _European Political Boundaries, 1914-1948_185

Map 139d _Political Changes, 1989-2008_187

Map 140 _Western Europe_188

Map 141 _Eastern Europe_189

Map 142 _Northern Europe_190

Map 143 _Africa: Political Divisions_191

Map 144 _Africa: Physical Features_192

Map 145 _Africa: Thematic

Map 145a _Environment and Economy_193

Map 145b _Population Density_193

Map 145c _Colonial Patterns_194

Map 145d _African Cropland and Dryland Degradation_195

Map 146 _Northern Africa_196

Map 147 _Southern Africa_197

Map 148 _Asia: Political Divisions_198

Map 149 _Asia: Physical Features_199

Map 150 _Asia: Thematic

Map 150a _Environment and Economy_200

Map 150b _Population Density_201

Map 150c _Industrialization: Manufacturing and Resources_201

Map 150d _South, Southeast, and East Asian Deforestation_202

Map 151 _Northern Asia_203

Map 152 _Southwestern Asia_204

Map 152a _The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918-2004_205

Map 152b _South-Central Eurasia: An Ethnolinguistic Crazy Quilt_206

Map 153 _East Asia_207

Map 154 _Southeast Asia_208

Map 155 _Australasia and Oceania: Political Divisions_209

Map 156 _Australasia and Oceania: Physical Features_210

Map 157 _Australasia: Thematic

Map 157a _Environment and Economy_211

Map 157b _Population Density_212

Map 157c _Climatic Patterns_212

Map 158 _The Pacific Rim_213

Map 159 _The Atlantic Ocean_214

Map 160 _The Indian Ocean_215

Map 161 _The Arctic_216

Map 162 _Antarctica_216

Unit VIII_Tables_217

Table A _World Countries: Area, Population, and Population Density, 2008_218

Table B _World Countries: Form of Government, Capital City, Major Languages_223

Table C _World Countries: Basic Economic Indicators_228

Table D _World Countries: Population Growth, 1950-2025_233

Table E _World Countries: Basic Demographic Data, 1990-2006_237

Table F _World Countries: Mortality, Health, and Nutrition, 1990-2006_243

Table G _World Countries: Education and Literacy, 2003-2007_250

Table H _World Countries: Agricultural Operations, 2003-2006_260

Table I _World Countries: Deforestation and Biodiversity, 1990-2007_266

Table J _World Countries: Energy Production and Use, 1990-2005_271

Table K _World Countries: Energy Efficiency and Emission, 1990-2005_275

Table L _World Countries: Power and Transportation, 1990-2006_281

Table M _World Countries: Communication, Information, and Science and Technology, 2004-2006_286

Table N _World Countries: Freshwater Resources_296

Unit IX_Geographic Index_301Sources_317

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