This Collins world atlas presents a complete view of the world, bringing it to life through innovative maps, stunning images and detailed content. It offers an exciting perspective on how the planet is made up, how it looks and how it works. This atlas takes you further than traditional world atlases giving a more complete understanding of the world.
The flagship title in the Collins World atlas range, giving a full picture of the Earth through the use of maps, satellite images, space and aerial photography, 3D terrain models and graphics. These features are further enhanced by fact boxes and internet links on each topic. The world section at the beginning of the book addresses issues facing the planet today; including environmental change, terrorism, aids, health, economy, conflicts and poverty.
Detailed information is presented in the continental sections of the book. Each continent is introduced by a series of unique fly-over views of the continent. The land cover of the continent is also illustrated by a detailed map, images and text. This section also contains a political map and detailed statistics and flags of all countries and territories. Several current issues facing today's world are also discussed as well as country statistics, graphs and historical time line for each continent. The detailed reference mapping provides comprehensive and balanced coverage of the world in a highly innovative, dynamic and attractive style. These are further enhanced by the addition of world heritage sites throughout the world. The index contains over 80,000 place names and includes full cross-referencing and gazetteer-style entries for the world's most significant places and features. It also includes tables of the top ten of each major geographical feature.
The book has extensive cross-referencing throughout, with "Want to know more" boxes on all the spreads allowing the user to move easily through the book and to build up a detailed picture of today's world.