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|Main Title||Atlas of the world /|
|CORP Author||George Philip & Son.|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press,|
|Subjects||Atlases ; Atlas americains ; Cartes du monde|
|Collation||1 atlas (448 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm|
Relief shown by shading, spot heights, and gradient tints. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings. One folded col. map entitled "World reference map" inserted. Includes indexes. Includes indexes.
World statistics -- Images of Earth -- Gazetteer of nations -- World geography -- World cities -- World maps-the world -- Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Australia and Oceania -- North America -- South America. Filled with crisp cartography, spectacular satellite photographs, and a wealth of information on changing conditions around the planet, The Atlas of the World, Fourteenth Edition maps 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with world statistics and a colorful 48-page introduction to world geography--beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs--this acclaimed resource provides details on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, global warming, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. As in years past, the Fourteenth Edition includes a wealth of new geographics information, including a new flag for Lesotho, the addition of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union, a new region in Senegal and two provinces in Ecuador, plus the addition of national parks such as Lake Shkoder National Park in Montenegro and New Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park on the border of South Africa and Mozambique. Other outstanding features of the atlas include images of Earth, a section of 16 full-page, captioned satellite photographs, the Gazetteer of Nations, offering 32 pages of A-Z facts and figures for every sovereign state; and regions in the news, a feature unique to our atlas that provides additional social, political, and demographic details on a handful of hotspots currently in the news. Fully updated to reflect the changing world around us, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, it has become the standard by which all other atlases are measured.