National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Reference - 416 pages
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Representing an exciting new approach in our renowned line of atlases, this large-format reference blends two National Geographic "bests" to create a refreshingly vivid world portrait. Incorporated in the many up-to-the moment regional maps that portray each continent are hundreds of brilliant photographs--each depicting unique natural and cultural treasures that have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the Kasbah of Algiers, from prehistoric rock art to the statue of Liberty, these incomparable locales are under UN protection for future generations to know and enjoy.

Thematic maps enhance the global coverage, detailing trends and characteristics of today’s critical issues: natural resources, energy, population, religion, economy and trade, conflict, climate change. The latest political boundaries and country names are incorporated, as well as vital information on the oceans, space, national flags, and more. Engaging layouts, functional design, and a new comprehensive place-name index allow the reader to easily navigate around the globe to discover or confirm more than 50,000 locations. The supreme accuracy and practicality of the maps, charts, and country facts and tables--as well as the inspirational collection of more than 600 photographs, satellite images, and illustrations--make the National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World a must-have reference for families, travelers, students, and scholars.
 

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Contents

World Heritage Photo Gallery
10
Using this Atlas
16
Physical Map Access to Improved Sanitation Nutrition HIV Global Disease Burden
22
Poles and Hemispheres The Worlds Richest and Poorest Countries Gross Domestic Product
28
Landforms Exporters and Importers Top Commercial Services Exporters
34
Food
68
Military Strength
74
Freshwater
83
Islands of the Antilles
122
Population
137
SOUTH AMERICA 124
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Antarctic Treaty 280 Mars
282
Special Flags
302
Introduction
414
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

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