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Simply the finest Atlas in the World pure and simple,
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This review is from: The Times Atlas of the World: Comprehensive Edition (Times Atlases) (Hardcover)
I have just purchased this atlas and I would like to say that all the critism in the press about the Greenland ice data last year doesn't detract from the fact this publication is still the finest geograpical referance tool any one could own and it was to the credit of Harper Collins to admit that they had made a mistake in the current edition and have now rectified this by producing an insert with a new map of Greenland that reflects the revised data I received mine in the post this morning the new information now contains all you need to know about the revised decision they made.
Now back to the atlas the one thing that I was impressed with was the wealth of information you get before you get to the world maps each chapter you come to is well represented and incredibly infromative and tells you everything you need to know about the world you live in today it will take you a little while to read this but you will be rewarded by this.
The maps themselves are incredibly detailed to look at and the one thing I was impressed with from the start was how clear you could see each countries internal boundries no other atlas on the market that I know of show them with this kind of clarity you really get to see a true repesentation of how each country is because there are 220,000 place names the fonts are small you may need a magnifying glass to see some of them but they are easy to find most of all the major towns and cities are clear to look at with the naked eye or if you wear glasses without any trouble.
With over 220,000 place place names this is by far the biggest atlas on the market today no other publication offers this much geographical knowledge and with the care the time and dedication that the publishers put into this atlas after all it takes 4 years to produce it is well worth the money you pay for it.
At 150 pounds it is expensive but you can find it cheaper online so there is no excuse for you not to buy one for me it will be the most treasured of possessions and I hope it will give me many years of pleasure and enjoyment to look at this atlas would be an asset to any home I would recommend it to anyone.
Ash Green Surrey