When Oxford's Atlas of the World first appeared it was widely praised for the beauty and accuracy of its maps and for its wealth of geographical information.Booklist hailed it as "one of the most current atlases available today... Its well-designed format and superior use of map colors make Oxford's Atlas of the World an appropriate selection for junior and senior high schools as well as public and academic libraries." And The New York Times Book Review hailed it as "a veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated with multicolored maps and graphs."
Now in its Fourth Edition, the Atlas of the World has been completely updated, with all the maps newly digitized for even greater clarity and accuracy, and drawn from an up-to-the-minute computer database of geographic and cartographic information, including satellite feeds and current censuses. The Fourth Edition includes dozens of significant alterations, from the latest province names in South Africa, Wales, and Scotland; the most recent Dayton Accord boundaries in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and completely revised population figures for all US cities of over 50,000 inhabitants
. Of course, the basic qualities of the Atlas -- the exquisite mapmaking and the wealth of supplemental information -- are as superb as ever. The heart of the book is the 160 section of outstanding, full-color world maps, providing detailed political and topographical information about every nation on Earth enhanced by relief shading and layer-colored contours. There are 66 city maps, charting the key urban centers of each continent from Bombay to New York City. The convenient 75,000 entry index makes locating specific places easy and convenient. And the stunning 48-page Introduction to World Geography -- beautifully illustrated with lavish color maps, graphs, and charts -- offers a systematic look at the world, covering topics such as climate, plate tectonics, agriculture, health, population and migration, and global conflicts.
Completely up-to-date, thoroughly international, and packed with informative and comprehensive articles, graphs, and charts, the Fourth Edition of Oxford'sAtlas of the World offers the finest global coverage available. With its exquisitely designed maps and its wealth of supplemental information, the OxfordAtlas is ideal for any home, school, or library.show more