Philip's Universal Atlas of the World

Philip's Universal Atlas of the World

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Positioned at the very top of the Philip's Atlas range, the Universal Atlas is our most comprehensive edition, with 560 pages in total, including 280 pages of highly detailed world maps, over 100 city maps, a 54 page illustrated overview of world geography, and an index of over 110,000 place names.The Universal Atlas includes ultra-large-scale maps of each state in the USA plus completely new large-scale maps of Canada; Mexico; Scandinavia; Israel, Lebanon and Jordan; Central Asia; Korea; Taiwan; Australia; New Zealand; and the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Also completely new are a set of five ocean floor maps, and maps of the Moon and the night sky.Philip's distinctive cartographic style, combining layer-coloured contours with hill-shading, gives an exceptionally vivid depictionof landforms.A unique feature is the extended World Cities section, providing more than 100 metropolitan maps and city centre plans for major cities around the globe: vital information both for long-distance travellers and readers following developments in current affairs.The substantial index of 110,000 entries includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers and deserts, and historical place-names such as Troy and Persepolis; it also provides full latitude and longitude co-ordinates. With it is an informative Geographical Glossary, explaining the meanings of some of the foreign place-names on the maps.Published in a protective slip-case, the Universal Atlas has more maps and is more compact than its only serious rival, the Times Comprehensive, making reference easier and storage more convenient.Main map scale:show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 303 x 416 x 55mm | 5,462g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • PHILIP'S
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0540087440
  • 9780540087440

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'geographical information without equal' SIR RANULPH FIENNES'everything a great book of maps should be - a magnificent invitation to understand our planet' BENEDICT ALLEN'invaluable in planning my adventures' SIR CHRIS BONINGTON'The most vivid images and precision mapping of our beautiful world I have seen.' BEAR GRYLLS'This is compulsive reading, for those who want to know and those who want to dream.' MICHAEL PALINshow more

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'geographical information without equal' SIR RANULPH FIENNES'everything a great book of maps should be - a magnificent invitation to understand our planet' BENEDICT ALLEN'invaluable in planning my adventures' SIR CHRIS BONINGTON'The most vivid images and precision mapping of our beautiful world I have seen.' BEAR GRYLLS'This is compulsive reading, for those who want to know and those who want to dream.' MICHAEL PALINshow more

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