This information-packed atlas has been fully revised and updated for 2006-2007. With 96 pages of authoritative world mapping, a comprehensive index, 67 city maps, and a thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, the atlas is recommended for students as well as for general home reference. The 96 pages of physical and political maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms. The 32-page introductory section - 'The World in Focus' - covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and international organizations. The 48-page 'World Cities' section provides urban area and city centre maps marking tourist sites for 67 of the world's most important cities, backed up by a comprehensive index. Full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section. Topical maps are provided for 'Regions in the News', including Iraq and Israel.
The 35,000-name index includes geographical features as well as towns and cities, with both letter-figure grid references and latitude and longitude co-ordinates. It features: New regional boundaries in Denmark; New name-forms introduced in Greece; New Shanghai bridge - longest in world - now being built; New international airports in Japan and Thailand; and New railway in Tibet.show more