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The Essential Atlas

The Essential Atlas

Paperback Star Wars: Essential Guides

By (author) Jason Fry, By (author) Daniel Wallace, Illustrated by Ian Fullwood, Illustrated by Modi, Illustrated by Chris Reiff, Illustrated by Chris Trevas

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 243 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 297mm x 10mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 18 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0345477642
  • ISBN 13: 9780345477644
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 163,351

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Navigate the Star Wars""universe as you never have before-with this fully illustrated, full-color guide that maps the entire galaxy. You know the planets-from Alderaan and Corellia to Tatooine and Zonama Sekot-and the star systems, from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim. But now, for the first time, you can pinpoint their locations and chart the travels of your favorite characters through the vast reaches of space. St"ar Wars: The Essential Atlas" is a galaxy-spanning trove of vital statistics and information ranging from the astronomical and geographical ("Systems, Sectors, Oversectors, and Regions") to the historical and political ("The Sith Empire" and "The Great Hyperspace War"). Encompassing the entire Star Wars canon, including all the films, and the Clone Wars television series, plus the novels, comic books, video games, and more, this volume is packed with dozens of detailed maps and charts, as well as pertinent data and accompanying facts on - the Empire: its length and breadth, political regions, populations, trade routes, major attractions, and trouble spots - the Clone Wars: the trajectory of this decisive conflict across the universe, data on key battles and major Loyalist and Separatist worlds - the adventures of Han Solo: the heroic rogue's exploits throughout the galaxy-including his captaincy of the "Millennium Falcon" and his first, fateful meeting with Chewbacca-before his life-changing alliance with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi - the Sith Wars: the progression of the universal clash between the ancient Jedi Order, their dark side counterparts, and the Mandalorian warriors who fought against both orders - and much, much more From Hutt Space to the Unknown Regions, from the Knights of the Old Republic and Episode I to the Fate of the Jedi and Legacy era, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas is the ultimate gateway to space fantasy's most brilliantly imagined and endlessly intriguing galaxy.

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Daniel Wallace is the "New York Times" bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the "Star Wars" universe, such as Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to "Star Wars Insider" magazine and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, with books including "The Marvel Encyclopedia," "The DC Comics Encyclopedia," and The "Art of Superman Returns." Jason Fry is a writer in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his wife, son, and about a metric ton of Star Wars stuff. He is the author of "The Clone Wars Visual Guide, The Clone Wars: Ultimate Battles," and "The Clone Wars: Official Episode Guide: Season 1," and has written extensively for the "Star Wars Insider" magazine and Wizards of the Coast.