National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World

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National Geographic Books, 2006 - Reference - 384 pages
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The last decade has seen an explosion of innovative and sophisticated digital mapping technologies_and National Geographic has been at the forefront of developing these powerful new tools to create the finest, most functional and informative atlases available anywhere.

This compact, easy-to-use format is the first product built on our newly developed, cutting-edge cartographic database. It offers the convenience of smaller scale without sacrificing clarity or detail; instead, identically-scaled maps on a given continent enable readers to compare physical, political, and regional information simply and accurately.

After a fascinating explanation of the latest technology, the atlas examines our world as a whole, presenting 25 global themes, from tectonics, the biosphere, and energy sources to population, health, literacy, and more, along with such timely topics as environmental stress and flash points for conflict and terror. Next it explores each continent with special spreads assessing the global economic impact of each. The oceans and the polar regions follow providing complete, consistent coverage. Finally, comprehensive appendices present world political information, statistics, and geographic comparisons organized for quick and easy reference.

In addition, access to a companion web site will provide continuing and complimentary information making thisAtlastruly state-of-the-art and up-to-the-minute.
 

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Contents

Geographic Index
9
Geospatial Concepts
17
201
24
Natural World
43
Puget Sound Central California Coast
104
Central Canada
112
Central Mexico
118
Northern Andes
136
Low Countries
163
Ruhr Po Valleys
170
South Central
187
Southeastern
193
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218
222
274
232
381

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About the author (2006)

Billie W. Kapp, a Social Studies consultant for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, acted as chief educational consultant for this atlas. She is a PIER Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

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