Concise Atlas of the World
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Atlases - 176 pages
Following the tremendous success of Oxford's Atlas of the World, Oxford University Press proudly presents the newly updated and revised second edition of the Concise Atlas of the World. Truly international in scope, the Concise Atlas offers comprehensive and fully up-to-date coverage of every area of the globe.
Many exciting features have been added to the second edition, including literally hundreds of changes in boundaries and place names: showing the nine new South African provinces, the extensive reshaping of the former Soviet Republics, and the new African nation of Eritrea; new digitized maps of Europe, created with the most recent technological advances in cartography that offer superior clarity and legibility; and a new map showing current territorial disputes in the former Yugoslavia, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Caucasus region, and Ecuador and Peru.
Produced by George Philip Ltd., one of Europe's finest cartographers, Oxford's Concise offers the finest relief mapping available, with three-dimensional images of unsurpassed clarity and arresting beauty. The stunning array of political and topographical maps in the extensive World Maps section, made with carefully selected scales and projections, are as superb as ever, and the revised 44,000-name general index has full geographical coordinates to make finding any town, region, or mountain range an easy task. The special 48-page United States Maps section offers an abundance of multicolored political, topographical, and climate maps, as well as close-ups of urban areas, and its own 7,000-name index. In addition, the illustrated Introduction to World Geography section, now fully updated, uses colorful charts and graphs to convey a wealth of information on topics ranging from the solar system, glaciers, and global warming to energy consumption, population density, and literacy rates.
With a host of user-friendly and informative features, including helpful graphics on map projections, a subject index, a user guide, and a new section of flags from around the world, the Concise Atlas of the World achieves the highest standard among international map references. It is an indispensable and affordable resource for every home, school, library, and business.
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