A completely new edition of a world atlas in the most prestigious atlas range in the world. 170 pages of mapping provide an amazingly detailed view of the world with detailed geographical information beside each map giving the reader a greater understanding of each area.
The reference mapping‚ produced in the beautifully clear and distinctive Times style has been completely updated with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical change around the world.
A unique collection of maps from the last 150 years of Times atlases will be included in a historical mapping section. This feature is a first for world atlases and will dramatically illustrate the rapidly changing world we live in.
The latest satellite images will be showcased in the imagery section with 32 pages of stunning images. Updated plans of 32 of the world's great cities are also included.
All thematic and statistical information in the introductory section has been reviewed and updated‚ with new information reflecting current geographical and global issues. The section includes detailed information on such topics as world population‚ cities‚ climate‚ the environment and telecommunications as well as updated details of the world's states and territories.
The comprehensive index illustrates the scope of this atlas. It contains over 50‚000 place names which are fully cross-referenced with alternative and former names.
* Chapter breakdown
* Satellite Images
* Historical mapping
* The World Today
* States and Territoires
* World reference maps
* City plans
Online support and extra information will be provided on www.collinsworld.com from September 2008.