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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. Now in a new Eighth Edition, it remains the finest top-of-the-line atlas available, with hundreds of stunning full-color, large-format maps produced by Europe's finest cartographers.
As in past editions, the Atlas also boasts 66 maps of major metropolitan areas worldwide, an extensive index, and a colorful 48-page Introduction to World Geography, providing a wealth of information on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, global conflicts, and much more. For the eighth edition, there is an eight-page section of satellite images, providing insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert. It also boasts an innovative new map program-a feature without rival among world atlases--new digital metro mapping with detailed city center plans for more than half of the major cities of the world. These digital maps allow readers to get a much clearer sense of the physical and cultural disposition of important cities, showing major streets and points of interest such as museums, monuments, and other sites of historical or cultural significance. This section also boasts its own 10,000 entry index for instant access to the places readers want to find most.
Providing the finest global coverage available, Atlas of the World is the benchmark by which all other international atlases will be measured.
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The only world atlas updated annually, the fifteenth edition of Oxford's Atlas of the World offers exceptional value at a reasonable price. Full of crisp, clear cartography, it contains maps of 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions around the globe as well as striking satellite views of the Earth's surface.
Take a Look at the Stunning Illustrations in The Atlas of the World
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Topography of Europe
Topography of Africa
Topography of Southeast Asia
The landmass Pangea and today's continents.
Learn more about continental drift
A diagram of faultlines in the earth's crust.
Learn more about earthquakes
Two atlases, both from reputable publishers, both the same title and price, both incorporating the most current political information, and both well designed and presented--what a delightful quandary to be in, trying to select only one! The answer depends upon your library's audience. The Hammond has a slightly higher percentage of maps of North America, the Oxford of Europe. The Hammond devotes more space to matters like "interpreting maps"; the Oxford has more pages of indexes plus a 32-page section of city maps. The Hammond atlas is the first such atlas to be generated completely from computer databases (it took five years and $5 million); the Oxford depends on the tried-and-true skills of the George Philip Group. The Oxford shows relief by hypsometric tints, the Hammond by color, shaded relief, and spot heights. They are both good buys, so if your users are oriented toward the United States and your map library has a good collection of large-city maps, try the Hammond; if Euro-centered, buy Oxford.
- Mary L. Larsgaard, Univ. of California-Santa Barbara Map & Imagery Lab Lib.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 8. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195216849