||Atlas of North America : Space Age portrait of a continent.
||National Geographic Society (U.S.)
|| National Geographic Society,
||0870446053; 9780870446054; 087044607X; 9780870446078
North America--Maps ;
Physical geography--North America--Maps ;
Economic geography--Maps ;
North America--Photographs from space ;
Cities and towns--North America--Maps ;
North America--Atlases ;
North America--Remote sensing imagery ;
Amérique du Nord--Images de télédétection ;
Amérique (Nord)--Cartes ;
Atlases as Topic
||1 atlas (264 pages) : color illustrations, maps ; 47 cm.
At head of title: National Geographic. Issued in slip case. Map scale indicator inserted. Includes bibliographical references (page 264) and index. Awarded outstanding achievement for thematic maps in 1985 American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Map Design Competition.
Includes remote sensing imagery. This atlas is "illustrated with photographs taken from satellites, spacecraft, and aircraft using infrared radiation. ... The large-format (12 1/4by 18 1/4 inches) atlas begins with a section of continent thematic maps thattreat such topics as geology, climate, and minerals. ... The remainder of the book is divided into 13 broad geographic areas. There are 11 sections on the U.S., 1 on Canada, and 1 on Central America (including Mexico and the Caribbean). Each section is introduced with a political map. ... The last section of the atlas contains maps of major metropolitan areas and national parks. An index of place names provides ... access to maps.