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Kingfisher Student Atlas
     

Kingfisher Student Atlas

by Philip Wilkinson
 

The Kingfisher Student Atlas is designed specially to meet the needs of school-age children. The clear layout and color locator maps make it exceptionally easy for them to find more than 10,000 place names, or to quickly locate countries and their associated geographic, physical, and background information.

This wide-ranging atlas begins by examining Earth's

Overview

The Kingfisher Student Atlas is designed specially to meet the needs of school-age children. The clear layout and color locator maps make it exceptionally easy for them to find more than 10,000 place names, or to quickly locate countries and their associated geographic, physical, and background information.

This wide-ranging atlas begins by examining Earth's place in the solar system and includes thematic maps showing climate, vegetation, and population. The main atlas section is organized by continent and includes world physical and political maps. Each continent is introduced by a physical relief map, followed by regional maps showing individual countries and regions in greater detail.

The accompanying Mac and PC compatible CD-ROM includes maps that can be printed and used for projects or just for fun, making this an essential modern atlas for home and school.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“All and all, it is a useful resource for report writers and a handy reference for grade school and middle school learners. 2003, Kingfisher, Ages 8 to 14.” —Children's Literature

“This is an easy-to-use resource for home and classroom use.” —School Library Journal

Children's Literature
This atlas of the physical and political maps of the world is organized by content and includes introductory material so that readers may first consider global patterns in climate, nature, and the human world. Each section is introduced with a map of the continent followed by closer-in views with enough detail for readers to search out principal and many secondary cities; lakes, rivers and bodies of water; topographical features; and bordering geography. A sidebar of three to five paragraphs suggests aspects of the area under view, such as principal products, population centers, historical facts, or other interesting but peripheral facts. A glossary and index of place names assists readers in locating places. A CD includes 40 maps that are ready to print and a map of North America is tipped in for easy removal. All and all, it is a useful resource for report writers and a handy reference for grade school and middle school learners. 2003, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 8 to 14.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This oversized volume presents maps of planet Earth, the poles, the oceans, North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. A small globe shows the location of the area under discussion. Each map shows the physical characteristics of the land and the political boundaries. Introductory material is provided on the solar system and on Earth's geological features, climate, and various habitats. Full-color photographs and maps give readers concrete examples of the facts given in the text. General information includes a short description of the land, crops, and industry for each region. Mention is made of pollution, desertification, deforestation, acid rain, and other environmental concerns. A glossary, index, and a wall map of North America are appended, and a MAC or PC compatible CD that can be used to print more than 40 maps is housed in the front cover. This is an easy-to-use resource for home and classroom use.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753455890
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Edition description:
Book and CD-Rom
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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