The 193 pages of detailed physical and political maps in Philip's Atlas of the World have been fully revised and updated.
Praised by the Daily Mail as 'clearer than The Times', the unique combination of relief colouring and hill-shading gives an exceptional portrayal of landforms. This new edition includes the highly topical 'The Future of the Oceans and Seas' feature, which provides an overview and examines some of the major issues affecting the world's oceans today.
The richly informative 'World Geography' section comprises 42 pages of maps, charts, diagrams and text explaining key world themes such as climate change, geology, trade, agriculture, industry and population. Also included are urban-area and city-centre maps for 70 of the world's largest and most economically important cities, including all major capitals, with locator maps to indicate each city's position in its global context. In addition, the 'Images of Earth' section shows spectacular satellite views of 17 major cities and regions across the globe.
Illustrated with flags and locator maps, the 34-page A-Z 'Gazetteer of Nations' provides key facts and figures for every sovereign state. The 86,000-name index, including geographical features and historical place names as well as towns and cities, gives full latitude/longitude co-ordinates and letter-figure grid references.
A 1,000-entry 'Geographical Glossary' explains the derivations of many unfamiliar place names - for example: wadi = dry watercourse; jebel = mountain.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2014
- 282 x 375 x 38mm