Oxford Atlas of the World

Oxford Atlas of the World

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Ten years ago, the first edition of Oxford's Atlas of the World was met with praise for the incredible beauty and accuracy of its maps as well as for its wealth of geographic data, and it only collects more accolades with each edition. The New York Times Book Review called it a "veritableencyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated with multicolored maps and graphs," and Library Journal exclaimed that the newest edition was "a splendid achievement in geographical reference." The additions and improvements continue with an 11th Edition that boasts several new features. A Glossary of Geographical Terms will be an enormous asset to those unfamiliar with geographical jargon, and still more of the latest statistics will be collected in the colorful Introduction to WorldGeography section-providing abundant information on global issues such as climate, the greenhouse effect, plate tectonics, agriculture, population and migration, and global conflicts. Reflecting our turbulent and ever-changing planet, the 11th Edition will also highlight several key Regions in theNews, keeping the atlas in step with current events. National Parks and Game Reserves have been added worldwide, and the overall precision and clarity of the entire book has been enhanced with redesigned map spreads. Laden with outstanding cartography, a revised Gazetteer of Countries, and nearly 70 sharp maps of the major cities on each continent, the Atlas also bears the distinction of being the only one of its kind that is updated annually to reflect the changing world around us. The recent dissolution ofYugoslavia, changes to provinces in Indonesia, refined name forms in Africa, alterations to administrative areas in Russia and Ethiopia, and dozens of other upgrades make this the most reliable atlas on the market. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World sets thestandard for international atlases, living up to its reputation as an "indispensable reference," granted by NBC's Weekend Today Show.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
Edition: 15th ed
ISBN: 9780195219869
Branch Call Number: 912 OXF 2008 22
Characteristics: 1 atlas (448 p.) : col. ill., col. maps
Alternative Title: Atlas of the world


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