Concise World Atlas

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Penguin, Dec 20, 2010 - Reference - 384 pages
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Find out all about our world today with the new edition of this reference atlas From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica over 400 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques and satellite data are combined to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before. Terrain models reveal physical features, while informative text, photographs and diagrams provide a superb overview of the physical, political, economic and demographic geography of the world. Detailed fact files on all 193 nations, including each region's land use, industrial activities and population distribution. Plus a 75,000 index-gazetteer makes this an essential desktop reference for business, home, or school use. Visit www.dk.com/worldfactfile to find out more about the world's 193 countries, from maps and historical information to up-to-date statistics.
 

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Contents

North America 1
1
Physical North America 23
2
Political North America 45
4
North American Resources 67
6
Canada 89
8
Western Provinces 1011
10
Eastern Provinces 1213
12
Southeastern Canada 1415
14
The Italian Peninsula 106107
106
The Alpine States 108109
108
Central Europe 110111
110
Southeast Europe 112113
112
Bulgaria Greece 114115
114
Romania Moldova Ukraine 116117
116
The Baltic States Belarus 118119
118
The Mediterranean 120121
120

United States of America 1617
16
Northeastern States 1819
18
Mideastern States 2021
20
Southern States 2223
22
Texas 2425
24
South Midwestern States 2627
26
Upper Plains States 2829
28
Great Lakes States 3031
30
North Mountain States 3233
32
California Nevada 3435
34
South Mountain States 3637
36
Hawaii Alaska 3839
38
Mexico 4041
40
Central America 4243
42
The Caribbean 4445
44
South America 4647
46
Physical South America 4849
48
Political South America 5051
50
South American Resources 5253
52
Northern South America 5455
54
Western South America 5657
56
Brazil 5859
58
Eastern South America 6061
60
Southern South America 6263
62
The Atlantic Ocean 6465
64
Africa 6667
66
Physical Africa 6869
68
Political Africa 7071
70
African Resources 7273
72
North Africa 7475
74
West Africa 7677
76
Central Africa 7879
78
East Africa 8081
80
Southern Africa8283
82
Europe 8485
85
Physical Europe 8687
86
Political Europe 8889
88
European Resources 9091
90
Scandinavia Finland Iceland 9293
92
Southern Scandinavia 9495
94
The British Isles 9697
96
The Low Countries 9899
98
Germany 100101
100
France 102103
102
The Iberian Peninsula 104105
104
The Russian Federation 122123
122
Northern European Russia 124125
124
Southern European Russia 126127
126
Asia 128129
128
Physical Asia 130131
130
Political Asia 132133
132
Asian Resources 134135
134
Turkey the Caucasus 136137
136
The Near East 138139
138
The Arabian Peninsula 140141
140
Iran the Gulf States 142143
142
Kazakhstan 144145
144
Central Asia 146147
146
Afghanistan Pakistan 148149
148
South Asia 150151
150
Northern India the Himalayan States 152153
152
Southern India Sri Lanka 154155
154
Mainland East Asia 156157
156
Western China 158159
158
Eastern China 160161
160
Northeastern China Mongolia Korea 162163
162
Japan 164165
164
Mainland Southeast Asia 166167
166
West Maritime Southeast Asia 168169
168
East Maritime Southeast Asia 170171
170
The Indian Ocean 172173
172
Australasia Oceania 174175
174
Political Australasia Oceania 176177
176
Australasian Oceanian Resources 178179
178
Australia 180181
180
Southeast Australia 182183
182
New Zealand 184185
184
Melanesia 186187
186
Micronesia 188189
188
Polynesia190191
190
The Pacific Ocean 192193
192
Antarctica 194195
194
The Arctic 196197
196
Geographical Comparisons 198199
198
Countries of the World Including the Time Zones 200207
200
Geographical Glossary 208210
208
Geographical Names 211
211
Index 212349
212
Acknowledgements 350
350
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