The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of The World (Third Edition)

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Provides a comprehensive reference guide with over three thousand illustrations, up-to-date facts and figures, population statistics, a glossary, projects, activities, maps, and more.

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In the 19th century, as a hoax, the Welsh village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll lengthened its name to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are more than two billion years old. The Himalayas were once under the sea--fossilized seashells have been found on many Himalayan peaks. The Great Wall of China is so large, astronauts can see it from space.

The world is a fascinating place. There's no excuse for young readers to be bored by geography and history, especially when this glorious resource is at hand. The Children's Atlas of the World, updated for the new millennium, is chock-full of amazing facts, colorful maps--physical and political, hands-on projects, "Look Again" activities, features, locator globes, over 3,000 illustrations, records, charts, and so much more. Divided into continents, each section of the atlas explores a different part of the world, providing information on the people, wildlife, landscape, politics, culture, and more. The "World Fact File" gives information at a glance about all the world's countries and territories. Children will easily spend hours poring over the reader-friendly atlas, discovering the many wonders of the world. An excellent resource for school projects. Broadening your horizons? Check out the companion volume: The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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Maps are preceded by 20 pages of introductory material. Sections on continents are introduced by political and physical maps and also by "records" (world's largest gorge, continent's highest mountain). This atlas divides the world into 30 countries and regions, with just two maps apiece for Africa and South America. There are eight pages of U.S. maps. Accompanying the maps are lists of country populations and capitals, "amazing facts," and hands-on projects ("Make a Mexican Pinata"). Maps are large and quite dense. Longitude and latitude are not indicated, and fewer political and geographic features are shown than in some of the other atlases. Instead, there is heavy reliance on pictures and symbols for wildlife, industries, and so on that sometimes overwhelm boundaries and names of cities and towns. A "World Fact File," which includes pronunciations for country names, follows the maps. This is a good choice for younger children, with lots of kid-friendly features not found in other atlases.

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