The fourth edition of this atlas contains great coverage of the world, and handy statistics sections, making it a valuable reference tool for school, home and business.
The latest mapping on over 110 reference pages provides an excellent view of the world. The whole world, apart from the oceans and the polar regions, is mapped at a scale of at least 1:20 000 000. Larger scale, more detailed mapping is then shown for selected areas, such as South Africa.
The reference mapping, produced in the beautifully clear and distinctive Times style has been completely updated with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical change around the world. As with all atlases in the Times range it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail.
The thematic section at the front of the atlas introduces key global topics, including climate, environment and communications. Want to know what the world’s or a continent’s largest island, lake, river and mountain is? All is revealed in the geographical information section and geographical ranking tables. A 24-page listing is also included of all independent countries, and dependent and disputed territories. An extensive set of key statistics is provided, which includes world population, literacy rates and income. This section also features a time zones map, useful facts, and country and tourism web links.
The index contains over 25,000 entries and includes all names shown on the maps, as well as alternative and former names. Each index entry includes the country or geographical area in which the place is located, and a map reference to allow it to be easily found. The Times Desktop Atlas of the World: an everyday atlas for the home or office with broad coverage at a great price.
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