Family Reference Atlas of the World

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National Geographic Society (U.S.)
National Geographic Society, 2002 - Reference - 351 pages
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For more than 40 years, National Geographic atlases have set the standard against which all other atlases are measured. The "National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World is no exception. At the heart of this spectacular volume are more than 450 four-color political, physical, and thematic maps, illustrations, and photographs that present the most complete, up-to-date portrait of our world. In addition, this authoritative reference will enlighten and empower readers with coverage of thematic topics--from space, climate, weather, and biodiversity to world religions, economies, and technological development--plus a wealth of statistical data and informational charts.

Whether it' s a location of a place somewhere on the globe or in our local galaxy group, an average daily high or low temperature in March in Santo Domingo, the hottest or coldest place on Earth, the population of Brunei, a metric conversion factor, learning about landforms, the biosphere, world energy, environmental stresses, the changing world population, continental drift, the ice age, gold and precious gemstones, or why and where we experience seasons, it' s all in this cutting-edge collection of maps and reference information.

Superbly designed and fully indexed for unmatched readability and ease-of-use, the "National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World is a perfect centerpiece for every family library.

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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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