Atlas of the World: Deluxe Edition

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Positioned at the top of Oxford's atlas range, the Deluxe Edition incorporates a host of large-scale North American maps plus a substantial number of completely new topographical maps of Asia and the Pacific where international interest is increasingly focused. The New York Times Book Review called the Atlas of the World a "veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information," but this new volume will do even better. Building on the strength and integrity of its smaller predecessor, the Deluxe Edition adds 33 more city maps (for a total of 100) and 102 pages of geopolitical maps (making 278 in all), to remain at the forefront of essential geographic resources.

Oxford's distinctive cartographic style, combining layer-colored contours with hill shading gives an exceptionally vivid depiction of landforms and the expanded index includes geographical features, historical placenames, as well as full latitude and longitude coordinates. As always, the atlas has been fully updated to reflect the changing world around us and the opening Introduction to World Geography--designed in a fresh manner and beautifully illustrated--adds a quick reference tool to a book already teeming with useful information. Refined name forms, extra detail in maps of the oceans, more vital statistics and dozens of other improvements make this the most reliable atlas on the market.

Published in a protective slip-case that is more compact than the leading competition, the Deluxe Edition makes reference easier and storage more convenient. The full-page satellite images that have generated such excitement in the past are still present, as is the popular Regions in the News feature. Plus, this volume offers expanded coverage of Mexico, Scandinavia, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Central Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Australia and New Zealand. Plus six maps of the ocean floor mean that not one inch of the Earth's crust is overlooked. Maps of the moon aren't forgotten either and form another component in this astounding new resource. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Deluxe Edition raises the bar by which all other world 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


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Grade 6 Up-This edition retains most of the features found in Oxford Atlas of the World (2004), including beautiful aerial photographs of cities and landforms; a World Geography section filled with nicely presented maps, graphs, and charts illustrating geographic principles and providing information on urban areas around the world; and more than 250 pages of colorful and informative maps that combine physical and political features. The format of the World Statistics section has changed from a table to a map, and there are some new satellite images, map scales, and perspectives. Other additions to the deluxe edition include detailed maps of the oceans and ocean floors and 22 American and Canadian cities, and expanded coverage of the states and provinces of Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, and the U.S. Unfortunately, the gazetteer and city map index, both quite helpful, have been dropped. While this attractive and informative resource is an excellent choice for libraries looking to expand their atlas collections, those that own the previous edition will find that the few extras here aren-™t enough to warrant purchase.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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