More than just maps
An atlas is more than just a
series of maps. It is a comprehensive guide to the world in which we live, and
provides insights into the innumerable unique features of our world - from
politics to vegetation zones, from population distribution to heritage sites.
Continuing a 52-year tradition as one of the leading producers of atlases and
expertly edited knowledge about our planet, this stunning new edition of the Reader's
Digest World Atlas is an indispensable and fascinating reference. In
an ever-changing world, we all need a reliable resource to understand where
news is happening, where the Earth's natural resources are found, where people
live and work, what different landscapes look like and what forces shape our
world. With this handsome atlas in your hands, you'll discover so many new
things. And you'll do so faster, and more enjoyably, and with a level of
complete trust that only Reader's Digest can provide.
- 224 maps created using
state-of-the-art digital mapping techniques.
- Vibrant 3-D landscape modelling
combined with a large-page format offers an unparalleled view of our planet.
- Updated political maps and a new
section of maps on the Earth's vegetation zones.
- Thematic features explain the
farthest reaches of space; the formation of planet Earth; the world's oceans;
and the workings of the weather.
- A feature on the art of
mapmaking explains the ways in which projections of the spherical surface of
the Earth are represented on a flat surface and how cartographers layer data
and integrate those layers to create maps.
- Comprehensive index of more than
100,000 entries helps you to quickly find the largest cities, the smallest
villages, the biggest deserts, the highest mountains.
- An A to Z gazetteer of all the
world's 242 countries and autonomous territories features population figures,
official languages, flags, capital cities and major resources and industries.
- Stunning photographs
provide an insight into the landscapes, coastlines, waterways and cityscapes of
countries around the world.