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National Geographic Atlas of the World [Hardcover]

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15 Oct 2010 National Geographic Atlas of the World
"The Ninth Edition National Geographic Atlas of the World" showcases the Earth in stunning detail, through a magnificent collection of world, continental, and regional maps that represent up-to-the-minute political geography. Throughout the Ninth Edition, state-of-the-art cartographic technologies and thousands of updates deliver accuracy and quality. Innovative new physical and thematic sections address the most compelling issues facing our world today. Preeminent scientists and experts in geographical specialty fields have consulted on all topics, to ensure that the maps, graphs, and text convey significant trends and findings relevant to modern science. Innovative design makes the wide-ranging content wonderfully accessible, resulting in an accurate, useful, and user-friendly reference to the world. Map coverage in the Ninth Edition is more comprehensive and up-to-date than ever before: newly generated regional maps reveal in great detail the geography of places in the news today, strengthening the reference aspect of the Atlas in its coverage of newsworthy developments, from conflict in the Middle East to global warming in North America. Dramatic, state-of-the-art ocean floor maps show more detail, more features, and more soundings than in any other atlas. Extraterrestrial maps chart the Northern and Southern skies, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the Universe, with new maps of Mars and the Moon that denote physical features, spacecraft landings, and impact sites. Twenty new thematic spreads illustrate crucial aspects of the human and physical world: population, urbanization, and their environmental impact, as well as human rights, health and wellness, culture, climate, technology, and many other topics. In this section, world maps appear in the same scale and projection to make it easier for the reader to compare layers of information. Plus, new highlighted notes called 'connections' point out the interrelationships between topics. The reference value of the Ninth Edition is unparalleled, with the place-name index now exceeding 150,00 entries to incorporate the thousands of features covered on the new spreads. Simple, straightforward index design provides readers with ease of navigation in finding the places they want to explore. This blend of mapping expertise, comprehensive coverage, and award-winning design places the "Ninth Edition National Geographic Atlas of the World" in a class by itself.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society; 9th Revised edition edition (15 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426206348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426206344
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 32 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 352,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas Hayden grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and currently lives in San Francisco, California. He is a journalist and nonfiction author of articles and books related to science (especially evolution and ecology), the environment and sustainability, and the interplay between science, environmental issues and culture. He teaches writing, journalism and sustainability science at Stanford University. He also has an interest in health and medicine, Canadian-American relations and contemporary Native American/First Nations issues.

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."..wondrous production..., full of maps, satellite imagery, data and infographics that showcase the complexity of our planet. "" -Seattle Times" "Having an authoritative source about our world in your hands, as you enjoy the thrill of discovery while leafing through the pages, makes this ninth edition of a standard well worth the cost." -"Saint Louis Post-Dispatch" ."..fascinating, top-of-the-line...splendid publication..." -"Library Journal" "Students, researchers and the curious alike are increasingly going online to gather information on world statistics and maps, but the ninth edition of National Geographic's "Atlas of the World "will give them myriad reasons to pick up and flip through this gorgeous book." -"Kirkus "" " "Overall, I highly recommend this atlas. It is an excellent reference for our planet and even our solar system. It gives the "Times Atlas of the World" a run for its money." -About.com (NYT) ."..this ninth edition contains a world of updated information on our rapidly changing orb." -"Access Atlanta"

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National Geographic cartographers bring nearly a century of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to every atlas product. Today, satellite and digital imaging, GPS, and GIS technologies provide cartographers with new tools to map the Earth and its myriad regions--from far above and up close--across all seven continents and the interconnected oceans. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, well-designed, functional, informative atlases is one of the great strengths of National Geographic.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard 16 Dec 2011
By Oli
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
No better atlas available anywhere. I have a personal preference for National Geographic's cartographic style which is easy to read and shows boundaries and main cities clearly. The fact that many news and academic organisations use their maps is testimony to that. A wealth of demographic information is included which may be of interest mostly to students, so the layman is not likely to find anything missing except possibly a loadable CD version for PC use. Great price off Amazon UK (75) which beats buying directly from Nat'l Geographic itself and even U.S.-based web sites.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good but not perfect 24 July 2013
By gklept
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
+ very good and huge book(easy to read)
the maps are very clear and attract you to read for hours
all the depths of seas around the world mentioned on maps(very important for me)
normal price (79 euro with shipping)

- almost the half of the book is index(for me so big index is loss-i prefer more detailed maps)
very heavy(5 kg)only on desk
many maps for America a few for Africa and other places(nathional geographic under the inscription
of ninth edition on the front cover of the book you should write and"american edition"- i am not American-

do not spend over 80 euro for 440 pages( 280 maps and facts plus 150 index)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NG atlas 17 Aug 2011
Format:Hardcover
This latest edition of the famous national geographic atlas must surely be the best ever and is without equal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift 29 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a gift for someone who loves geography and maps. This is perfect.
The size of it can be a bit difficult to handle, but it means the maps are big and detailed. I would definitely recommend for anyone who is interested in geography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 2 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of the best presents I have bought my husband. He has spent hours looking at places we have been and the amount of detail is amazing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 24 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover
Bought this for my son and he loves it. Very large book but he said it just right to look up places that he want to visit and he finds it easy to look up place.
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