When you've already overpacked for a vacation, business trip, or a semester abroad, the last thing you need is another bulky guidebook. Available in an attractive, lightweight flexi-binding and slipping easily into a pocket, briefcase, or backpack, this handy atlas brims with information vital for the compulsive sightseer or the occasional globetrotter.
The heart of this atlas is its newly expanded 80-page travel section, with maps of time zones, major air routes, and climate conditions, plus a fully updated gazetteer of the 168 most visited countries. This innovative gazetteer is ideal for trip planning and includes specific information on each nation's form of government, currency, language, weather, banking hours, and international dialing code, as well as important advice concerning medical requirements and warnings about any potential danger spots. You'll also find downtown maps of 28 major city centers showing visitors to Bangkok, Thailand where to look for Vimanmek, the largest golden teak building in the world, or vacationers in Sydney, Australia the closest metro stop to the Aquarium. All of this plus 96 pages of detailed but easy-to-read political maps of the world and an index of over 15,000 placenames make the Fifth Edition of the Pocket World Atlas a must for any traveler.show more