READER'S DIGEST ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE WORLD, 5th EDITION
Author: Reader's Digest Editors
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Jan 2004
In this ever-changing world, find your way around with this completely revised classic atlas-updated to reflect political & population changes spanning the globe. 150+ photos & illus, 80 maps; 9x12.5 inches, 192 pgs.
Clear, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date, Reader's Digest 5th edition atlas remains the definitive guide. Bartholomew, world-class cartopgraphers, designed this value-priced atlas especially for Reader's Digest with 80 scrupulously revised reference maps, organized by continent--plus, new for the 5th edition, an all-new insert of satellite images from around the world. Using state-of-the-art cartographic technology backed by extensive geographic databases, the easy-to-use reference maps provide balanced coverage of the entire world and illuminate every vital detail, to towns with populations as small as 10,000.
Profiles of each continent include thematic maps, flags, facts and statistics, political, physical, environmental, and climatic maps--all illustrated with stunning photos.
In addition, The Illustrated Atlas of the World delivers:
* NEW! Satellite images of the 7 continents with sidebars that indicate the highest mountains, largest islands, longest rivers, largest lakes, and drainage basins -- statistics given in both square kilomenters and square miles.
* The latest statistics on endangered wildlife, weather extremes, and tropical storms.
* A comprehensive index of over 30,000 place names to make every location instantly accessible.
This practical, user-friendly, and attractive atlas provides an invaluable reference for students, business or leisure travelers, and armchair explorers everywhere.