Synopses & Reviews
With one hundred pages of superbly crafted maps covering the globe, the Essential World Atlas highlights the best aspects of Oxford's atlas line in a handy and affordable paperback format. Now in its fourth edition, the Atlas has been expanded to include island maps of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, the Virgin Islands, Barbados, the Whitsunday Islands, Singapore, Pinang, Ko Phuket, Ko Samui, and Bali. New to the Atlas is the World in Focus thematic section, which contains 32 pages about our planet's human and natural systems. In addition, the Atlas has been redesigned with a new cover, and a fresh interior layout, making it more user-friendly than ever. The locator maps have been improved and tabs indicating adjacent map pages have been included to make cross-referencing more efficient.
Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, the Essential World Atlas Fourth edition continues to be an indispensable resource.
Features DT A 32-page World in Focus section, highlighting the world's human and natural systems DT New island maps of exotic locations such as Bali, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Whitsunday Islands DT Improved locator maps and adjacent map tabs DT Easy-to-use indices with letter-figure grid references and full geographic coordinates DT World statistics, survey data and colorful representations of flags from around the world DT International in scope, with fully updated coverage of every part of the world
With superbly crafted maps covering the entire globe, the Essential World Atlas, Fifth Edition
highlights the best aspects of Oxford's atlas line in a handy and affordable paperback format. In addition to a unique city-mapping program that takes the viewer deeper into the workings of urban spaces, this edition offers several new and innovative features. The inclusion of numerous maps of islands in the South Pacific and the Caribbean distinguishes this atlas from its competitors, and it features dozens of thematic maps, charts, and graphs explaining many fundamental concepts in human geography.
The new Fifth Edition also contains hundreds of up-to-the-minute political and topographical changes since the last edition including:
New national parks in Norway, Turkey, South Africa, Uganda and Costa Rica
New international airports added in Congo, Cape Verde Islands, Philippines, Korea, and India
New high speed rail lines in China
New Kosovo and Iraq flags
New rail link joining North and South Korea
New Lotschberg rail tunnel in Switzerland