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Not too large, not too small, just about right
on 26 February 2015
This atlas is of a manageable size and weight (suitable for reading in bed). It's an atlas pure and simple, not a graphic artist's infotainment book.
The pages have a matt finish - i.e. not glossy like the "Oxford Atlas of the World" - therefore, being non-reflective, they are easy to read.
The double page maps stop short at the gutter margins so it's possible to see the full spread of each page. The pages are sewn together in quires.
The satellite `Images of Earth' extend over pages 14 to 39, the 'Ocean Seafloors 41 to 47, the `World Maps' 50 to 192, and the `Index to World Maps' 193 to 288.
The following places are depicted: Troy, Persepolis, Machu Picchu, Walt Disney World, the River Kwai (as Khwae Noi), Pointe Vénus (Tahiti), and Selsey Bill (UK).
Reprinted in 2014 in Hong Kong.
My decision to buy this atlas was influenced by the favourable reviews on Amazon UK.
I purchased Philip's "Essential World Atlas" (ISBN 978-18490 72939) in January 2015 from The Book Depository UK (which is owned by Amazon) for the equivalent of US$35.00 including free delivery worldwide.