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The paperback edition of the Oxford Atlas of the World
features outstanding, full-color relief maps of unsurpassed clarity and arresting beauty. With new features such as state-of-the-art digital maps of Europe, created using the latest available sources (maps, satellite imagery, and census data) to produce crisp color and seamless layouts, this comprehensive reference incorporates literally hundreds of significant changes from across the globe, including the nine new South African provinces, the reshaping of the former Soviet Republics, and the new African nation of Eritrea.
Of course, the basic qualities of the Atlas--the exquisite mapmaking and the wealth of supplemental information--are superb. The 96-page section of large-scale world maps at the heart of the book, as well as a 35,000-name general index with full geographical coordinates, provides detailed political and topographical information for every nation on Earth. Alongside this is a 48-page section of United States maps offering multicolored political, topographical and climate maps, as well as close-ups of urban areas. This section has its own 7,000-name index with geographical coordinates, making finding any town, region, or mountain range an easy task. Balanced coverage of the world is given at carefully selected scales, and the easy-to-use index provides letter-figure grid references and latitude and longitude coordinates. Other features include statistics on countries (population, area, annual income), physical dimensions of continents, oceans, mountains, islands, and rivers, an explanation of map projections, a user's guide, and a guide to the flags of the world.
Handy, meticulously crafted, and thoroughly updated, Oxford's Atlas of the World, Paperback Edition offers the finest international coverage available. It is an indispensable resource, as distinguished in its accuracy as it is in its comprehensive global focus. From the serious student to the casual browser, this atlas is the perfect addition to any reference shelf.
With over a hundred pages of superbly crafted maps covering the globe, the Essential World Atlas highlights the best features of Oxford's atlas line in an affordable paperback format.
A thoroughly updated edition of Oxford's paperback atlas includes a remarkable new approach to city mapping. 125 full-color, computer-generated maps.
The Essential World Atlas offers 144 pages of stunning full-color, computer-generated relief maps in a handy paperback format. This second edition features extensive, up-to-date international coverage within its 96-page section of world maps, with a 35,000-name general index and full geographical coordinates. A 32-page section of U.S. maps includes a 7,000 name index; political, topographical, and climate maps; as well as close-ups of urban areas, making finding any town, region, or mountain range an easy task. Incorporating the very latest political information, the Atlas provides statistics and survey data on countries, physical dimensions of continents, oceans, mountains, islands, and rivers, a section on flags of the world, and an informative users guide. Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, The Essential World Atlas is an indispensable resource.
With one hundred pages of superbly crafted maps covering the globe, the Essential World Atlas, Third Edition
highlights the best aspects of Oxford's atlas line in a handy and affordable paperback format. This edition offers several new and innovative features including a new fully indexed city-mapping program that takes the viewer deeper into the workings of global geography. Metro maps of sixty-seven cities--from Amsterdam to Washington, D.C.--are complemented by downtown city-center maps containing detailed information on attractions, transportation, services, and more. The section is fully indexed allowing for quick reference. An eight-page section of satellite images provides an impression of our world from above, offering insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert. The atlas also contains hundreds of up-to-the-minute political and topographical changes--including refined name forms throughout and recompiled road and rail networks on many of the maps, encompassing much of Africa and South Asia.
Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, the Essential World Atlas, Third Edition is an indispensable resource.