This new edition of "Philip's International School Atlas" has been expanded by 16 pages (to 160 pages in total) to include a new section on Remote Sensing and Satellite Imagery and a new selection of World Study Maps. The atlas opens with the new 11-page Remote Sensing section covering satellite imagery and GIS (with an explanation of false-colour usage), and incorporating images used in studies of mineral exploration, land reclamation, erosion, geology and pollution, with explanatory text. The next section covers World Themes, including maps on geology, volcanoes and earthquakes; temperature and ocean currents; climate (plus statistics); natural vegetation; environmental concerns; agriculture; energy and minerals; travel and tourism; population; standards of living; and international organizations. The core atlas section is made up of 74 pages of detailed World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics.
Completing the atlas is a series of informative World Study Maps, concentrating on special study topics in the British Isles, Switzerland, the Middle East (water and oil), China, Japan, Nigeria, Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, Brazil, Tokyo, Cairo, New York City and Mexico City, plus world social and economic statistics. The index to the World topographical maps show letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. "Philip's International School Atlas" is a superb combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps. The atlas is divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference.show more