Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas of the WorldHardback
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- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 220mm x 282mm x 22mm | 839g
- Publication date: 1 October 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0810994321
- ISBN 13: 9780810994324
- Illustrations note: cl100 / bw / tt100 illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
- Sales rank: 398,269
"Atlas, Schmatlas" is an absolutely silly, yet decidedly informative and comprehensive atlas of the world. Written and illustrated by Craig Robinson, who got a "D" on his O level geography exams, "Atlas, Schmatlas" has over 250 entries covering the globe, and is filled with colourful maps, graphs, illustrations of notable figures and famous residents, and even a quiz to test your knowledge of the flags of West African nations.Chock-full of questionable historical and geographical information, "Atlas, Schmatlas" will nevertheless teach you quite a bit about the world around you. You'll learn that Chad is the place you should go if you want to take photographs of sand, Central America is the region of the world where your dreams might be realized (if you want a career as a CIA-backed military dictator) and that Saint Peter and Paul Rocks are twelve little volcanic islands located between Africa and Brazil where the Brazilians dump all that waxed-off pubic hair. Isn't learning fun?
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Craig Robinson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and animator. He has published two previous books, Minipops: Famous People Drawn Really Small and Fun Fun Fun: 30 Ways to Have Fun, and is the creator of the popular website Flip Flop Flyin' (www.flipflopflyin.com). He lives and works in Berlin, although he is a rabid Yankees fan.