This new small format atlas in the popular Collins range provides a comprehensive picture of the world today. It is created in the new Collins educational atlas style. 336 pages in total comprising a good balance of clear reference mapping, detailed thematic mapping of the continents and carefully selected focus countries. Special topic maps including climate, population, tourism, economic activities and development issues are accessible and of a high quality. Each thematic map is complemented with a variety of graphs, diagrams, statistical tables and satellite images. Internet links to the most appropriate websites provide opportunities for the reader to investigate issues further. A statistical section allows easy access to key facts and figures for all countries of the world. In addition to the atlas a 32 page illustrated factfile lists and explains all major geographical terms. The comprehensive index to place names includes full geographical co-ordinates.