National Geographic Atlas of China
National Geographic Books, 2008 - Reference - 128 pages
Boasting more than 300 full-color maps and illustrations, this essential new atlas dramatically highlights the tremendous changes occurring within China—the world's fastest growing economy and most populous place—as well as their global implications. National Geographic maps the entire country with sections covering all provinces—including towns, cities, and transportation networks—to provide rich, comprehensive, and meticulously researched coverage of China's dynamic landscape.
Ten major cities receive an entire spread with detailed maps and fact boxes. Coverage of Beijing, the capital, pinpoints sites of the 2008 Summer Olympics. And as Shanghai prepares to host the 2010 World's Fair—China's first, expected to draw 70 million visitors—this important destination is charted extensively as well.
Fascinating thematic maps accurately post the latest information on trade, energy, natural resources, population, military strength, religion, languages, tourism, transportation, and more. A substantial place-name index helps the reader navigate to thousands of specific locations. New satellite imagery—at the highest resolution ever published by National Geographic—reveals amazing details of China's diversified physical landscape. A historical timeline, commentaries, graphs, travel info, and photos complete the thorough yet succinct coverage of today's China.
For the millions of spectators planning to visit or view China's upcoming events... the many vacationers who tour the country each year... companies doing business with China... students of history and geography... and others interested in world events, this timely reference will prove indispensable.
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Key to regional maps
Administrative Region Anhui Anhui 23 Area as cropland Beijing capita cubic Change in vehicles Chengdu China 17 Chinese Chongqing cities College students density per sq economic Ethnic minorities Feng Foreign tourist visits forest Gansu 29 GDP per capita Guangdong 25 Guangxi Zhuangzu 24 Guizhou 24 Hainan Hebei Hebei 23 Heilongjiang 21 FI7 Henan Henan 22 Hong Kong Hubei Hubei 22 Hunan Hunan 25 island Jiangsu Jiangsu 23 Jiangxi Jiangxi 25 Jilin 21 lake Land area Leading agriculture Leading industry Liaoning 21 Macau meters million Mongol 17 Mongol 21 Ningxia peak Pinyin Plateau Population density Population growth 2000-05 provinces Qinghai 29 KI7 river Shaanxi 22 G5 Shan Shandong 23 EIl Shanghai Sichuan 17 Sichuan 24 sq km students per 1,000 Taiwan Taiwan 25 Tibet U.S. dollars urban Uygur 16 Water World Xinjiang Uygur 28 Xizang 26 yuan Yunnan 24 Zhejiang Zhejiang 25