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World atlases and maps feature in Book People's hand-picked selection. Wherever you want to go in the world, our books will take you there! Our selection of world map books is second to none.

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World atlases and maps feature in Book People's hand-picked selection. Wherever you want to go in the world, our books will take you there! Our selection of world map books is second to none.

  • How to Draw a Map

    Malcolm & Alex Swanston

    Product Code: HDAM
    Hardback
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    Maps have influenced humanity in so many ways; some of which you'd never expect...

    This book looks over the story of cartography and offers a fascinating meditation on map-making and how it's evolved from astronomical maps to the sophisticated GPS guides of today. It reveals how human conceptions - and misconceptions - in maps have shaped the world we live in.

    Map makers have recorded various journeys over the years and these give us a fascinating insight into the world's triumphs and disasters. This book offers a celebration of the creativity and skill involved in creating maps.
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  • Collins World Wall Paper Map

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: AZPEL
    Other 11 years +
    Fully updated world map to include the latest political changes. The map contains politically coloured mapping which shows 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. The 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 Laminated flat map in tube (ISBN 978-0-00-821156-1).
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  • Collins World Atlas

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: AQXQF
    Paperback 11 years +
    The clear and detailed mapping in this bestselling Collins world atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent geopolitical changes. Great value and contains all the world maps you need in a budget atlas, for family, study and business use. FEATURES: * Fully revised, detailed reference maps of the world. * Map of the world's countries and physical features. * Introductory section includes facts on all the countries of the world, including flags, area, population, capital city, languages, religions and currency. * Map of the world's time zones. * Over 10,000 index entries. A new, fully updated edition of this bestselling atlas of the world.
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  • Collins World Wall Laminated Map

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: AZPEM
    Other 11 years +
    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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  • Collins World Atlas

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: ASOIU
    Paperback 14 years +
    This new edition of this popular pocket-sized world atlas has fully up-to-date mapping and statistics, and includes the latest interesting facts about the world. This new edition of the popular Mini World Atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent global changes. Designed in the distinctive Collins style, this is a detailed guide to the world in a handy format. Detailed maps, specifically designed for this small format, provide balanced and up-to-date coverage of the world. The maps rely on the latest cartographic technology to ensure their accuracy, accessibility and distinctive style. The level of detail is impressive for such a small format atlas, and the index contains references to over 20,000 place names. INCLUDES: * All recent political changes included in the mapping. * Depicts place names changes around the world.
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  • Atlas of Vanishing Places

    Travis Elborough

    Product Code: BZLPO
    Hardback
    Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, but how it once looked. But what about the places that are no longer mapped? Cities forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace? Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Specially commissioned cartography showing each place as It once was and how it is today and archive photography bring these incredible stories to life.
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  • Philip's Modern School Atlas 99th Edition

    Philip's Maps

    Product Code: BWHGJ
    Paperback
    - Britain's best-selling school atlas - now in its 99th edition - Recommended for Key Stage 4, GCSE and A-level in England and Wales (Scottish National Qualifications/Highers) - and for international schools. - Updated for 2019 to reflect the latest changes in the curriculum - Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society - New edition combines superb digital maps of Britain and the world with up-to-date thematic maps across a wide range of themes - 184 pages of essential learning including political, physical, climate and thematic mapping - 32-page section on Britain and Ireland with a wide range of thematic maps - Country-by-country statistics on population, land use, trade, tourism, energy, wealth and much more - World Themes Section - from volcanoes and earthquakes to population trends, languages and religions, all the key aspects and statistics of geography are explored and explained - Plus a special 7-page section on how satellite imagery is used to interpret global, environmental and urban patterns of change Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 99th Edition. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. A special Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS. The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 30 pages. Accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes. The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps. Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 99th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
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  • Illuminatlas

    Carnovsky

    Product Code: BRGPS
    Hardback
    Set off on a journey around the world with this follow up to the bestselling Illuminature and Illumanatomy. Use your three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky.
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  • Collins World Atlas: Essential Edition

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: BMJPE
    Paperback 16 years +
    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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  • Collins World Atlas: Reference Edition

    Collins Maps

    Product Code: AUWNT
    Hardback 14 years +
    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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  • The Atlas of Unusual Borders

    Zoran Nikolic

    Product Code: CAWMJ
    Paperback
    The world is not always what we think it is. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world. Most people believe that a country's borders are clearly defined: just lines that separate countries. Everything on one side of the line belongs to one country and everything on the other side belongs to another country. This might be the case most of the time, but there are unusual exceptions to this unwritten rule. Examples include: * Campione d'Italia where Italian residents have to travel 15km through Switzerland to reach the nearest available Italian territory * Tomb of Suleyman Shah which is a tiny Turkish enclave within Syria which was moved closer to Turkey when Lake Assad was created but still stayed in Syria * Pheasant Island which for half a year belongs to the Spanish city of Irun, and the remaining half, to its French twin-town, Hendaye * Canadian Stanstead and American Beebe Plain where the boundary line runs along the centre of the main street, so that the houses on one side of the street are in Canada and on the other in the United States These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange geographical intrigue.
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  • Essential World Atlas

    DK

    Product Code: BXXYH
    Paperback
    Full of clear and detailed maps, this beautifully designed world atlas is the perfect companion to discover our planet. Originally published in 1997 and now in its 10th edition, the Essential World Atlas includes all recent border, place name, and flag changes around the world, including the new nation of South Sudan and the annexation of Crimea. A series of 12 global thematic maps on subjects as diverse as Ocean currents and languages give a general introduction to the World today. These are followed by the main atlas which includes over 60 full colour regional maps featuring political and state borders; main population and administrative centres; main lines of communication, ports and airports. In addition to these maps this clear, informative and affordable atlas also includes a fully cross-referenced index-Gazetteer featuring 20,000 places, data profiles of each country, plus a glossary of geographical terms making it the perfect reference tool to distil the mass of information in today's world into the essential facts needed to help understand our ever-changing planet.
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  • The Times Universal Atlas of the World

    Times Atlases

    Product Code: BXWEY
    Hardback
    The authority and accuracy of a top range Times World Atlas at an affordable price. The atlas comes in a protective slipcase and has been fully updated with extra information next to each map. 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. Includes; * Detailed up-to-date reference mapping * Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for all the world's countries * Extra information beside each map * A fascinating collection of maps from the last 150 years of world atlases included in a historical mapping section * 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 Uncommon Atlas

    Alastair Bonnett

    Product Code: BXGIK
    Hardback
    A unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before. An Uncommon Atlas is the new 2019 edition, previously published as New Views. From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet's ant populations - and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact - each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world. Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, An Uncommon Atlas offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.
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  • Philip's Modern School Atlas 99th Edition

    Philip's Maps

    Product Code: BWHGK
    Hardback
    - Britain's best-selling school atlas - now in its 99th edition - Recommended for Key Stage 4, GCSE and A-level in England and Wales (Scottish National Qualifications/Highers) - and for international schools. - Updated for 2019 to reflect the latest changes in the curriculum - Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society - New edition combines superb digital maps of Britain and the world with up-to-date thematic maps across a wide range of themes - 184 pages of essential learning including political, physical, climate and thematic mapping - 32-page section on Britain and Ireland with a wide range of thematic maps - Country-by-country statistics on population, land use, trade, tourism, energy, wealth and much more - World Themes Section - from volcanoes and earthquakes to population trends, languages and religions, all the key aspects and statistics of geography are explored and explained - Plus a special 7-page section on how satellite imagery is used to interpret global, environmental and urban patterns of change Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 99th Edition. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. A special Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS. The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 30 pages. Accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes. The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps. Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 99th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
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  • Philip's World Atlas

    Philip's Maps

    Product Code: BUOOW
    Hardback
    "An excellent world atlas. Very illuminating, good colours, clear texts...good glossary and, last but not least, up-to-date". Amazon customer review * The perfect world atlas for work, study or leisure * Great value for money * 96 pages of authoritative world maps, physical and political * 70 city maps in the fascinating World Cities section, with full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section. * 35,000 place name index * thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, * 32-page introductory section - 'The World in Focus' - covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and international organizations. The information-packed World Atlas from Philip's, published in association with the Royal Geographical Society has been fully updated for this new, 2019 edition
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  • The Times Map of the World

    Times Atlases

    Product Code: BUMSO
    Other
    This folded world map has been fully revised and updated to include the latest political changes. The map contains politically coloured mapping which shows individual countries and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Local name forms are used for all towns and cities with the English or historical alternative shown in brackets e.g. Mumbai (Bombay), Sankt Peterburg (Leningrad) where space permits. This makes the map readily accessible to the general reader who needs an up-to-date map to follow reports of world events in newspapers, on radio and television. It is perfect for the home and office. INCLUDES: * All recent political changes carried out to mapping. * Changes to international dateline. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. SCALE Scale 1:30 000 000; 1cm to 300 km; 1 inch to 474 miles. Size of world map unfolded 637 x 1016mm
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  • Philip's World Atlas

    Philip's Maps

    Product Code: BUMQX
    Paperback
    "An excellent world atlas. Very illuminating, good colours, clear texts...good glossary and, last but not least, up-to-date". Amazon customer review * The perfect world atlas for work, study or leisure * Great value for money * 96 pages of authoritative world maps, physical and political * 70 city maps in the fascinating World Cities section, with full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section. * 35,000 place name index * thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, * 32-page introductory section - 'The World in Focus' - covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and international organizations. The information-packed World Atlas from Philip's, published in association with the Royal Geographical Society has been fully updated for this new, 2019 edition
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  • Student World Atlas

    DK

    Product Code: BUGZM
    Paperback
    Packed with beautifully designed and detailed maps, this world atlas is the perfect companion for young geography students. First published in 1988 and now in its 9th edition, Student World Atlas has been fully revised and updated. With 290 maps in total, it combines larger, traditional reference maps with smaller topic maps. These topics include industry, farming, climate, population, and the environment. Each theme will engage students, expanding their understanding of Earth and also making possible comparisons between different regions. For example, this student atlas not only displays an impressive map of the Caribbean, but highlights the hurricanes that continually threaten these islands and the people that live there. Then move to New Zealand map and learn about its diverse population of Polynesians, European settlers, and many other immigrants that make up this multicultural nation. On every page, you will discover more and more fascinating facts about each country's landscape and its inhabitants. In addition to maps, this clear and accessible atlas also includes up-to-date statistics and flags for every country. It distills the huge mass of information available about our world down to the essential facts needed for the effective and successful study of our ever-changing planet.
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  • The Times Desktop Atlas of the World

    Times Atlases

    Product Code: BTWNJ
    Hardback
    An excellent world atlas for everyday 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 of this atlas include: * 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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  • Pocket A-Z World Atlas

    DK

    Product Code: BRYWD
    Paperback
    Now in its 7th Edition, Atlas is both appealing and affordable, providing a fascinating insight into the world in which we live. Featuring DK's outstanding cartography and design, this new 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. It might be small but with over 165 fully up-to-date maps and a reference section with profiles of each of the world's 196 nations, Atlas is the perfect companion for those wanting to know all the essential facts. With figures and insights, from geography and climate to population and economy, Atlas's handy pocket size is the ideal addition to your bag or desk.
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  • The Map Tour (Royal Geographical Society)

    Hugh Thomson

    Product Code: BRYRB
    Hardback
    The Map Tour is an exquisite collection of maps tracing the evolution of tourism from the late 1600s to the elite realms of the Grand Tour and then beyond the boundaries of the known world. Produced with the Royal Geographical Society, with access to their archives of rare maps, it charts a course across the globe on the first steam voyages, captures the romance of the golden age of train travel and navigates to the heart of why we travel. Arranged chronologically and including personal anecdotes, diary extracts and photographs of intrepid early travellers, The Map Tour looks at the ways in which maps facilitated and directed the travel industry. It reveals the progress in mapmaking techniques and shows how people used maps to navigate and understand the world. It considers the shape of global tourism today, reflecting on just how accessible the world has become.
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  • Philip's Essential World Atlas 2019

    Philip's Maps

    Product Code: BRYIQ
    Hardback
    Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, the authoritative Philip's Essential World Atlas presents the world in cartography of exceptional quality. The 144 pages of physical and political maps - fully revised and updated - have been selected to provide balanced coverage of the continents, while giving prominence to densely populated and economically or strategically important areas. Projections and scales have been chosen to maximize legibility and minimize distortion over the largest regions. Acclaimed by geographers everywhere, Philip's physical maps combine relief shading with layer-coloured contours to give a stunning visual impression of the Earth's surface, while charting physical features, settlements and communications with meticulous accuracy. Included also is a superb 26-page 'Images of Earth' section, showing 25 of the world's most important cities and regions in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas in breath-taking satellite imagery. In addition, the atlas features a series of fascinating maps depicting our ocean seafloors in stunning detail. Completing the atlas, and with full latitude and longitude co-ordinates along with letter-figure grid references, the extensive index of over 64,000 names includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and cities.
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  • Atlas of the Unexpected

    Travis Elborough

    Product Code: BRLXP
    Hardback
    In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations. From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.
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