The diversity of the human beings that populate our planet is matched by the vast variety of geography and geological formations on Earth. An international team of geographers and cartographers gathered and compiled unimaginable amounts of information in order to create this atlas. Divided into three sections Planet Earth, People and Society, and Regions of the World this volume provides information about forms of government, official languages, population density, religions, currency and climate. Thematic maps devoted to vegetation, climate, energy and population as well as earthquakes and volcanoes are complemented by introductory texts about the origins of the universe, the structure of the solar system, as well as the origins of the Earth and its continents. This work is intended for all those who want to discover the secrets of the universe, understand the beginnings of our planet Earth, or more deeply understand the history of humankind.