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Posted October 14, 2001
I've had a 1976 version of this atlas for about 25 years, and have been looking for a new atlas for the last several years, as borders and country names have changed a lot since then. I looked for an atlas this size (not incredibly heavy and huge) that had as much information in it (topography, populations, city locations, industry and agriculture) and maps as nice and legible as my old atlas--and never found one--until they updated my old friend. The 2000 model has more detail on Canada, the U.S., and The Ocean Floor, along with a little more information about governmental systems and flags than the old one, still without weighing a ton. I was SO happy to find this book. They changed the fonts on the maps; it seems so they could make the book about an inch smaller, and the new font is not quite as readable as that in my old pal. Also, some of the map detail is not printed in as high a relief as the old version, but still--it is the best little atlas in the world, and I was very happy to fWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 18, 2010
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