Synopses & Reviews
Ten years ago, the first edition of Oxford's Atlas of the World was met with praise for the incredible beauty and accuracy of its maps as well as for its wealth of geographic data, and it only collects more accolades with each edition. The New York Times Book Review called it a "veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated with multicolored maps and graphs," and Library Journal exclaimed that the newest edition was "a splendid achievement in geographical reference." The additions and improvements continue with an 11th Edition that boasts several new features. A Glossary of Geographical Terms will be an enormous asset to those unfamiliar with geographical jargon, and still more of the latest statistics will be collected in the colorful Introduction to World Geography section-providing abundant information on global issues such as climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. Reflecting our turbulent and ever-changing planet, the 11th Edition will also highlight several key Regions in the News, keeping the atlas in step with current events. National Parks and Game Reserves have been added worldwide, and the overall precision and clarity of the entire book has been enhanced with redesigned map spreads. Laden with outstanding cartography, a revised Gazetteer of Countries, and nearly 70 sharp maps of the major cities on each continent, the Atlas also bears the distinction of being the only one of its kind that is updated annually to reflect the changing world around us. The recent dissolution of Yugoslavia, changes to provinces in Indonesia, refined name forms in Africa, alterations toadministrative areas in Russia and Ethiopia, and dozens of other upgrades make this the most reliable atlas on the market. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World sets the standard for international atlases, living up to its reputation as an "indispensable reference," granted by NBC's Weekend Today Show.
Laden with outstanding cartography, a revised Gazetteer of Countries, and nearly 70 sharp maps of the major cities on each continent, this Atlas bears the distinction of being the only one of its kind that is updated annually to reflect the changing world.
Presently in its Tenth Edition, the Atlas of the World continues to remain the finest top-of-the-line geographic reference available, with hundreds of dramatic full-color, large-format maps and a host of gorgeous satellite photography. As in past editions, the atlas has been fully updated to reflect the changing world around us incorporating new nations (East Timor), new flags (Afghanistan), new statistics from the 2000 Census in the United States, and dozens of other significant revisions. At the core of the book however, is still the 176-page section of outstanding world maps, providing detailed political and topographical information about every nation on Earth, enhanced by relief shading and layer-colored contours. The tenth edition of the atlas offers a completely redesigned interior layout allowing for the highest level of factual and visual detail within an easy-to-read, accessible format. Moreover, the comprehensive and expanding 75,000-entry index makes locating specific places easy and convenient, and a separate index for the section of city maps from 67 major metropolitan areas only enhances the volumes usefulness. A colorful 48-page Introduction to World Geography section beautifully illustrated with color maps, charts, and graphs provides a wealth of information on such topics as the climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts.