The Great World Atlas

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Dorling Kindersley, 2002 - Atlases - 492 pages
The new age of global awareness, this mighty atlas combines detailed mapping of all the world's regions with beautiful and magnificently detailed satellite images. Combining global satellite imagery with DK's unique mapping technology, the Great World Atlas is both a magnificent portrait of the earth today and an invaluable source of reference. Cloud-free satellite images accompany each map at the same scale, allowing comparison between two views of the world ; Satellite images are enhanced by larger-scale photographs of geographic features. Each map is complemented by at-a-glance maps, terrain models and place-finders Packed with detailed information on key topics, including industry, natural resources, agriculture and communications; Large-scale maps of all the world's regions, including nine spectacular gatefold maps; Comprehensive index-gazetteer of more than 80,000 fully cross-referenced geographical names; Over 1,500 illustrations, including 320 high-resolution satellite images, 96 large-scale regional maps, 180 thematic at-a-glance maps, 200 terrain models and more than 750 colour photographs .

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