Atlas of the World

Atlas of the World

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When Oxford's Atlas of the World debuted in 1992, it was widely praised for the incredible beauty and accuracy of its maps as well as for its wealth of geographic data, and it has only collected more praise with each edition since. The New York Times Book Review called it a "veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated with multicolored maps and graphs," while the Baltimore Sun has declared it "a handsome, useful, inspiring thing to have." Building on the integrity of its first edition and the strong sales of the twelfth, the Atlas should remain at the forefront of essential geographic resources. Full of maps of urban areas worldwide, the 13th edition adds Orlando, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Montreal, Quebec for a total of 70 cities. As ever, the colorful 48-page "Introduction to World Geography" section-beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs-provides a wealth of information on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. Plus, as in past editions, the Atlas has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changing world around us. The completion of the Tibet Railway linking Tibet with the rest of China, the opening of five new international airports, the appearance of new regions in Denmark and new provinces in Rwanda, and dozens of other improvements make this the most reliable atlas on the market. The 13th edition also boasts several new features: the latest nameforms in Korea and Greece, new maps of Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Korea, and Taiwan, as well as additional map detail in Australia showing aboriginal areas. Current census statistics produce a table showing the most up-to-date population figures for major world cities, and a redesigned index makes searching the book easier than ever. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its type, it has become the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured. The Chicago Sun-Times went so far as to proclaim "you can't do better than the Atlas of the World, 12th Edition," although the 13th may very well prove them wrong.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 448 pages
  • 284.48 x 375.92 x 38.1mm | 3,538g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 13th
  • 0195313216
  • 9780195313215

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