Oxford Atlas of the World, 14th Edition

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9780195334005: Oxford Atlas of the World, 14th Edition

With the pace of change accelerating ever more rapidly each year--in population, climate, national borders, and many other areas--an out-of-date atlas can present a markedly inaccurate view of the world. Oxford's Atlas of the World is the only atlas of its type to be updated annually, offering the most current statistics, maps, images, and global information available today.
Filled with crisp cartography, spectacular satellite photographs, and a wealth of information on changing conditions around the planet, the Atlas of the World, Fourteenth Edition maps 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth's surface. Opening with world statistics and a colorful 48-page Introduction to World Geography--beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs--this acclaimed resource provides details on such topics as climate, the greenhouse effect, global warming, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. As in years past, the Fourteenth Edition includes a wealth of new geographic information, including a new flag for Lesotho, the addition of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union, a new region in Senegal and two provinces in Ecuador, plus the addition of national parks such as Lake Shkoder National Park in Montenegro and New Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park on the border of South Africa and Mozambique. Current census statistics accurately reflect the population of world cities, while stunning new satellite images illuminate a wide range of regions and urban areas around the world.
Fully updated to reflect the changing world around us, and including a promotional world wall map in every copy, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, it has become the benchmark by which all other atlases are 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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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.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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