Atlas of the World

Atlas of the World

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Baker & Taylor
Provides maps and satellite photography that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities of the world.

Oxford University Press
The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with world statistics and a colorful, instructive 48-page Introduction to World Geography--beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs--this acclaimed resource provides details on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as climate change, biodiversity, energy, and landforms.

New to this edition:

-"Will the World Run Out of Food?" discussing world food distribution based on data collected by Rothamsted Research
-A look at world shipping piracy and the effects on the World Food Programme
-Stunning new satellite images of Port-au-Prince, Denver, and Kabul
-Updated maps showing the World Financial Center in Shanghai, international airports in India and South Africa, administrative changes in Iceland and many more.
-Completely updated census information

The popular satellite image section has been refreshed with stunning new images and maps have been updated throughout. In addition, there have been updates to world statistics tables, the comprehensive index and A-Z Gazetteer of Nations.

Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.

Praise for Previous Edition:
"A veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated. Extraordinary."
--The New York Times

"You can't do better than the Atlas of the World." --Chicago Tribune

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2010
Edition: 17th ed
ISBN: 9780199751280
Branch Call Number: REF 912 ATL
Characteristics: 448 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,38 cm.
Alternative Title: Oxford atlas of the world

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