The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World is universally recognised as the world's most prestigious and authoritative reference atlas. Its detailed and beautifully created mapping represent the perfect blend of tradition, authority and style.
The preliminary section is introduced by unique satellite images of the continents and continues with a series of maps, images, photographs and graphics which present a detailed picture of today's physical world and man's interaction with it. The section also includes an account of the evolution of world maps and of significant developments in cartography, and concludes with detailed geographical information on the world's physical features and the world's states and territories.
The 250 pages of reference maps present the most accurate and up–to–date representation of our knowledge of the earth today. The areas shown, and the scale and map projection of each plate, have been specifically chosen to give the best representation of each geographical area. The maps now include a brand new map of the world's physical features.
The 224–page gazetteer–index to over 200,000 place names and geographical features illustrates the unique scope of the atlas. It includes full cross–referencing with alternative and former names, geographical coordinates of every settlement shown on the maps, and a comprehensive glossary of geographical terms.