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Atlas of the World, Seventeenth Edition

Atlas of the World, 17th Edition    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-19-975128-0
Pages 448
Language English only
Price $85.00
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Published by Oxford University Press, 2010.


The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface.

The Seventeenth Edition remains the finest international reference source of its kind available. Opening with world statistics and a colorful, instructive 48-page Introduction to World Geography - beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs - this acclaimed resource provides details on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as climate change, biodiversity, energy, and landforms.

Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas has maps of 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth's surface.

Current census statistics also help to illustrate tables showing the population of world countries and cities and the popular satellite image section has been refreshed with stunning new images of different regions and urban areas.

Several features further enhance the Seventeenth edition:
  • Entirely new satellite imagery of Port-au-Prince, Kabul, Denver, and other growing cities around the world.
  • "Will the World Run Out of Food?" discussing world food distribution based on data collected by Rothamsted Research.
  • A new section on world shipping piracy explores the rise in piracy, especially off the coast of Somalia, and the effects on the World Food Programme.
  • Current and reliable world statistics tables grouping data on population and annual income figures
  • Sophisticated digital mapping showing detailed political and topographical information with exceptional brightness and clarity
  • A thoroughly updated Gazetteer of Nations profiling the latest developments in hundreds of countries and territories.
  • A comprehensive index of 84,000 historical names, geographic features, and cities with full latitude and longitude coordinates along with letter-figure grid references.
When Oxford's Atlas of the World debuted, it was widely praised for the incredible beauty and accuracy of its maps and for its wealth of geographical information. It remains the finest top-of-the-line atlas available, with hundreds of dramatic full-color, large-format maps and a host of gorgeous satellite photography.
"You can't do better than the Atlas of the World." – Chicago Tribune
"A veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated. Extraordinary." – The New York Times
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