A politically coloured map of the world showing individual countries and their capital cities with principal roads and railways. Local name forms are used for all towns and cities with the English or historical alternative shown in brackets e.g. Mumbai (Bombay), Sankt Peterburg (Leningrad) where space permits. This makes the map readily accessible to the general reader who needs an up-to-date map to follow reports of world events in newspapers, on radio and television.
REPRINTED IN 2008 TO INCLUDE ALL RECENT CHANGES
- New independent country of Kosovo
- New joint capital of Myanmar- Naypyidaw
- Golmud-Lhasa railway in Tibet now open
- Longest cross ocean bridge to the south of Shanghai
- Aral Sea continues to shrink in size
AREA OF COVERAGE
All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions.
Index to names on the map with cross references to alternative and historical name forms.