School Library Journal - School Library JournalThe Hammond Citation has a unique format. Most of the maps portray individual countries or states along with small topographical and economic maps, brief fact tables, the country flag, and a map indexall on the same or adjacent pages. There is no comprehensive index. While Hammond intends this "to make the retrieval of information as simple and quick as possible," it is telling that none of the company's large reference atlases are arranged this way. While the political maps of the states contain a lot of detail, overall this title lacks both the depth of content and ease of access essential to a reference atlas.
BooknewsThumb-indexed, with some 400 updated color maps and charts and a great deal of related factual information, the Citation now opens with a quite remarkable 24-page collection of physical maps of the world produced through a sculptured model mapping technique which gives a striking three-dimensional effect to mountain ranges and peaks on land as well as canyons, deep trenches, ridges, and seamounts on the sea floor. 91/2x121/2". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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