World Maps & Atlases
A stunning book that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.
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The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.
The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.
Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton takes us on a magical tour of countries that, lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabit a world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten peoples. Most of us think we know what a country is, but in truth the concept is rather slippery. From Catalonia to the Crimea, and from Africa's last colony to the European republic that enjoyed just a solitary day of independence, the places in this book may lie on the margins of legitimacy, but all can be visited in the real world. Beautifully illustrated by fifty regional maps, each shadowy country is literally cut out of the page of this book. Alongside stories, facts and figures, this Atlas brings to life a dreamlike world of nations that exist only in the minds of the people who live there.
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The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography. Now in its fourteenth edition, the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World continues to be the benchmark of cartographic excellence. The atlas is relied on and trusted by governments, media companies and international organizations around the world including the UN and the European Commission. New features * Double page map of the Arctic Ocean * New maps of sub-ice features in the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic * Physical maps of all the continents Major updates include: * 5000 place name changes, most notably in Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Taiwan and Spain. * A beautifully illustrated section on current issues, including climate change, economy and energy, and a new section on the power of maps. * Updated national parks and conserved areas including the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), the largest conservation zone in the world. * Realignment of the international boundary between Burkina Faso and Niger resulting from the International Court of Justice decision. * Addition of Brussel as alternative local name form for Bruxelles (Brussels) as city is officially bilingual. Now shown as Brussel/Bruxelles. * New administrative structures in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya and Madagascar, and the addition of the new Indian state of Telangana. * Addition of over 50 major waterfalls around the world.
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Published to mark the 100th anniversary of National Geographic cartography, the prestigious and authoritative National Geographic Atlas of the World, Tenth Edition is an essential guide to understanding today's increasingly interconnected world. Illustrated maps and informational graphics chart rapidly changing global themes such as population trends, urbanization, health and longevity, human migration, climate change, communications, and the world economy. The core of any atlas is the reference mapping section and the 10th Edition boasts the largest and most comprehensive collection of political maps ever published by National Geographic. Completely updated and expanded by sixteen pages, this section features new maps of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, three detailed regional maps of Australia, expanded coverage of Africa, and a map of the strategically important area around the Mediterranean Sea, encompassing North Africa and Southern Europe. In addition, special sections are dedicated to the Oceans, Space, and Flags and Facts. These are followed by an expanded index, with more than 150,000 place names. The 10th Edition's high-quality construction and large format make it a centerpiece to gather around as well as the perfect reference tool for understanding how the present and past continually collide in today's fast-paced world.
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A fully revised and updated thirteenth edition of this major world atlas in the authoritative and prestigious Times Atlas range. This beautifully designed atlas has all the information you need, whether planning a trip, keeping in touch with world news, solving quizzes and crosswords or just exploring the world from your armchair. Comprehensive reference mapping with 155,000 place names providing an amazingly detailed view of the world, and the illustrated thematic content covers the most important geographical issues of the day, making this atlas a valuable addition to any reference collection. Updates include: * Over 3,500 name changes throughout the world * Addition of St Helena airport and connecting road * Country name change from Czech Republic to Czechia (Czech Republic) * New thematic topics spreads - Climate; Economy; and Power of Maps * New Arctic Ocean map spread * New 'Beneath the ice' Polar maps * New administrative regions in France * New administrative regions in Northern Ireland * Addition of Gaelic alternative names for counties in Ireland * New state of Telengana in India * Addition of Moroccan Berm (security wall) in Western Sahara Historical maps of the world show the political make-up of the world over the last 150 years and the atlas also includes plans of 41 of the world's major cities. A satellite imagery section contains an overview image of each continent, and is complemented with a detailed image. Produced in a quality finish the world atlas comes in a protective slipcase.
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The authority and accuracy of a top range Times World Atlas at an affordable price. Fully updated with extra information next to each map, making this a perfect reference tool for exploring the world. The latest mapping provides an amazingly detailed view of the world with extensive geographical information beside each map, giving the reader a greater understanding of each area. FULLY UP-TO-DATE MAPPING The reference mapping, produced in the beautifully clear and distinctive Times style has been completely updated with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical change around the world. As with all atlases in the Times range it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail. MAIN FEATURES * A fascinating collection of maps from the last 150 years of world atlases included in an expanded historical mapping section. * Satellite image shown for each continent along with textual description. * The latest satellite images from around the world showcased in the imagery section. * Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for all the world's countries. * Over 50,000 index entries. "The definitive guide book to the world. It makes your mind run wild and your feet itch." Jake Meyer
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An atlas is more than just a series of maps. It is a comprehensive guide to the world in which we live, and provides insights into the innumerable unique features of our world - from politics to vegetation zones, from population distribution to heritage sites. Continuing a 52-year tradition as one of the leading producers of atlases and expertly edited knowledge about our planet, this stunning new edition of the Reader's Digest World Atlas is an indispensable and fascinating reference. In an ever-changing world, we all need a reliable resource to understand where news is happening, where the Earth's natural resources are found, where people live and work, what different landscapes look like and what forces shape our world. With this handsome atlas in your hands, you'll discover so many new things. And you'll do so faster, and more enjoyably, and with a level of complete trust that only Reader's Digest can provide. -224 maps created using state-of-the-art digital mapping techniques. -Vibrant 3-D landscape modelling combined with a large-page format offers an unparalleled view of our planet. -Updated political maps and a new section of maps on the Earth's vegetation zones. -Thematic features explain the farthest reaches of space; the formation of planet Earth; the world's oceans; and the workings of the weather. -A feature on the art of mapmaking explains the ways in which projections of the spherical surface of the Earth are represented on a flat surface and how cartographers layer data and integrate those layers to create maps. -Comprehensive index of more than 100,000 entries helps you to quickly find the largest cities, the smallest villages, the biggest deserts, the highest mountains. -An A to Z gazetteer of all the world's 242 countries and autonomous territories features population figures, official languages, flags, capital cities and major resources and industries. -Stunning photographs provide an insight into the landscapes, coastlines, waterways and cityscapes of countries around the world.
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The latest edition of this engaging, highly interactive world atlas delivers National Geographic's cartographic expertise at a mid-price and mid-size format. Thoroughly updated and newly designed, it will be a go-to reference. Continuing in the tradition of National Geographic's world-renowned cartography, this top-selling, comprehensive atlas is perfectly sized for the entire family. Completely updated using dramatic cartographic innovations that have yielded new and compelling views of Earth, this atlas is an affordable asset for any student, home, or library. More than 1,000 maps, illustrations, pictures, graphs, charts, and flags provide a rich and technologically impressive collection of the world's dynamic natural and human geographic phenomena.
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This book is the fruit of 40 years research and analysis of eye-witnesses accounts, both military and civilian, thousands of photographs, researched and analysed, concerning the Invasion and Battle of Normandy. With over 470 photos, and 73 maps, this publication provides a day by day account of these events from June 6th to August 30th 1944.
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Fully revised general reference atlas in the exciting Collins World Atlas range. Highly detailed maps giving balanced worldwide coverage, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics, including world and continental ranking tables. TOP OF THE RANGE ATLAS This Collins world atlas presents a complete view of the world, bringing it to life through innovative maps, stunning images and detailed content. It offers an exciting perspective on how the planet is made up, how it looks and how it works. This atlas takes you further than traditional world atlases, giving a more complete understanding of the world. INCLUDES * Wide range of topical issues covered including natural disasters, population, climate and the environment. * Key country statistics allow comparisons of their state of development and an understanding of today's world. * Thousands of facts and statistics including world and continental ranking tables.
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Explore the world with the Reference World Atlas, 10th Edition, with over 640 maps and a wealth of information on the world's 196 nations. This indispensable atlas includes large-scale 3D maps and over 750 photographs to illustrate the most spectacular locations on the planet. Stretching across the globe from the British Isles to the Pacific Ocean, continental and regional maps are complemented by terrain models, cross-sections and thematic maps, providing additional information to help you understand the geography and culture of each region. With an index of over 80,000 entries, this is the essential reference atlas for any business, home, and school. This 10th edition of the Reference World Atlas is fully updated to incorporate recent border, place name and flag changes around the globe, offering a complete and unrivalled picture of the earth today. Previous Edition ISBN 9781409376392
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A new, fully updated edition of this popular atlas in the stylish and authoritative Collins world atlas range. Designed in the distinctive Collins style, it is the ideal reference atlas for school, home and business use. This is a great value world atlas with more place names (over 80,000) and mapping than any other atlas at this price. Discover more about our world, continent by continent, with this Collins World Atlas, which has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent changes. The highly detailed yet clear and accessible maps give balanced worldwide coverage, and the atlas includes beautifully illustrated thematic pages. Also includes maps of the world's physical features, details of all the world's states and territories, a map of world's time zones, internet links and thousands of facts and key world statistics, including world and continental ranking tables, to enhance your knowledge of the world today. UPDATES INCLUDE * Over 1,500 name changes Country name change from Czech Republic to Czechia (Czech Republic) * New administrative regions in France * Major revision to roads and railways in China * Revision to major city populations * Addition of Moroccan Berm (security wall) in Western Sahara * latest UNESCO World Heritage sites
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A cup of tea is an everyday pleasure for people the world over. And increasingly there is a dizzying array of teas to choose from - from robust black tea to elegant green tea and everything in between. In fact every tea has a fascinating story to tell about the place in which it grew - from soil, climate and altitude to the choices its producers made in processing it. Then there are the myriad ways in which that tea can be prepared for your daily cup. Tea mixologist Krisi Smith sets out what you need to know to appreciate teas of all descriptions - from harvesting and processing methods for different varieties to how to make the perfect cup. The world's key tea-growing regions and their best products are identified and their taste profiles explained - from China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka to Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. The world of tea is fast-moving and Krisi also includes info on everything from blending teas to your own taste and some innovative recipes, to health benefits and the perfect kit to make your brew truly delicious.
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In March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled - the panzer divisions SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking and others, staffed by ardent believers in Nazism and armed with the most up-to-date combat equipment, including up to 900 tanks and self-propelled guns. At the time, this was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and thus the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces and could not count upon reinforcements from the Stavka Reserve, which were needed for the decisive storming of Berlin. Relying upon their combat skill and rich combat experience, the Soviet troops carried out this task with honor, stopping the tidal wave of German armor and inflicting a decisive defeat and enormous, irreplaceable losses upon the enemy. The defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army became a genuine catastrophe for Germany, and Balaton becamse the tomb of the Panzerwaffe. In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, this major defeat suffered by the Wehrmacht has been described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially-commissioned color maps.
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A paperback edition of this fully revised general reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. Highly detailed maps giving balanced worldwide coverage, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics. This perfect family reference atlas provides a comprehensive and topical view of today's world and the issues facing it. The contents include: * Highly detailed reference maps, with beautifully illustrated thematic pages which include facts and tables plus a fully revised world statistics section with thousands of country statistics that enable the reader to learn more about the world. * Highly illustrated thematic pages provide detailed information on, and interpretations of, major geographical themes and global issues. * Over 150 pages of highly accurate and fully up-to-date maps with an index of over 50,000 place names (10,000 more than the nearest competitor at this price). * Global issues including the environment, world conflict, population, climate change and the international drugs trade. * Comparative satellite images show dramatic examples of environmental change e.g. deforestation. * Highly detailed, updated regional and world-wide mapping.
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It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged. Taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing - underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards. Never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston. With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled Door to Hell - an inextinguishable fire pit - attest, mystery is never far away. The truths and myths behind their creation are as varied as the destinations themselves. Standing as symbols of worship, testaments to kingships or even the strange and wonderful traditions of old and new, these curious places are not just extraordinary sights but reflections on man's own relationship with the world around us.
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Fully updated world map to include the latest political changes. Contains politically coloured mapping showing each country and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Also included are national flags, key statistics for every country and inset maps of the polar regions. This laminated (on front side only) map is printed on high quality paper and comes rolled in a plastic tube - ideal as a poster for any classroom, bedroom or office wall. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. SCALE 1:22 000 000; 1 cm to 220 km; 1 inch to 347 miles SIZE 1015 x 1380 mm (40 x 54 inches) OTHER VERSIONS AVAILABLE Paper flat map in tube (ISBN 978-0-00-821158-5).
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Our World - 32 pages - the origin and structure of our world Atlas Of World History - 64 pages Maps of The World, with Index - 112 pages Flags Of The World with quick facts by country - 24 pages This colourful, illustrated book contains both a contemporary atlas and some historical maps and diagrams, flags and explanatory text that explains the changes in the world, key figures and leaders, wars and great changes through rivers, resources, and brings the world today to life. The best way to understand today's world fully is to understand the many influences that have, over thousands of years, shaped and moulded its peoples, countries and continents. The Timeline Atlas shows graphically the major movements and events that have transformed the world - from the early environment and lifestyle of the first humans to the world of today
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An excellent world atlas for every day use at home or work, representing broad coverage at a great price. Clear, authoritative Times atlas mapping fully updated. This new edition of the Times Desktop Atlas of the World has been fully revised to bring all the maps and geographical information completely up-to-date. FULLY UPDATED Detailed maps in the distinctive and respected Times style provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. Each continent is introduced by a political map showing individual countries, followed by regional maps showing towns and cities, roads, railways, international boundaries and topography. MAIN FEATURES * Authoritative updated Times mapping of the whole world. * Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world's states and territories. * Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including population, cities, climate, the environment and telecommunications. * Unique 16 pages full of thousands of world facts and figures. * Over 25,000 index entries. As with all the atlases in the Times range it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail.
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From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica, over 640 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques and satellite data are combined in Concise World Atlas to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before. Terrain models reveal physical features, while informative text, photographs and diagrams provide a superb overview of the physical, political, economic and demographic geography of the world. Peruse detailed fact files on all 196 nations, including each region's land use, industrial activities and population distribution. Plus an 80,000 entry index makes the Concise World Atlas an essential desktop reference for business, home or school use.
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Now in its 7th Edition, Compact World Atlas provides a fascinating insight into the world in which we live. Featuring DK's outstanding cartography and design, this fully revised edition has been updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes, such as the new nation of South Sudan, the annexation of Crimea, the Inuit place names in Canada and the populations of Chinese towns. With 65 clear, easy-to-read maps, this atlas combines improved visual landscape modelling with key roads, railways, rivers and settlements. Learn more about each of the world's 196 nations, with an accompanying factfile which provides an insight into even the most remote of countries. With figures and insights, from both the political world to the physical world, Compact World Atlas is a necessary staple to any bookshelf. Previous ISBN: 9780241189634
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Fully revised and updated for an 8th edition, the Student World Atlas brings the Earth's geography to life with state-of-the-art mapping from up-to-date satellite and cartographic sources. Detailed maps reveal the Earth's physical structure, oceans, climate, population and economy. Borders and boundaries of the world's countries have been fully updated and are clearly explained, while a world fact-file and gazetteer highlight key statistical data for each country, allowing direct comparisons between nations. A section devoted to learning map skills develops your understanding and practical use of maps. Student World Atlas is the perfect geography resource and an essential reference for students of all ages.
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Fully revised and updated reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. This atlas provides more mapping area than any other atlas at this price. Key statistics, facts and flags for ever country of the world are included in the introductory section giving the user quick access to essential facts. These are supplemented by internet links to the most appropriate websites which provide opportunities for the reader to investigate issues further. Several world ranking tables are given, including highest mountains, deepest lakes and largest countries, making this atlas ideal for quizzes and crosswords. With over 36,000 place names, this atlas gives the user a detailed reference map with extensive worldwide coverage at a great price.
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