Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market
Release Date: 1996-01-01
A quick-reference geographical guide that puts the world at your fingertips. Especially for students grades 5 and up. An up-to-date look at political boundaries and physical features. Information for understanding a world in transition. Full-color maps.
Completely new and extended edition of the best-selling Collins Student Atlas. Created specifically for Key Stage 4 students, and a vital tool for all students. The Collins Student Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14-16, but its well-researched and uncluttered design makes it suitable for all students. This fifth edition has been extensively revised, updated and extended. It features up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National Curriculum guidelines and cover topics such as Tourism, Telecommunications, Environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics or IT projects. New features * Development indicators * Pollution hot spots in the Mediterranean Sea * Urban pollution in Italy * World Agriculture * World Urbanization * World Climate Change * Low and Middle Economic Developing Countries * Ecological footprint
Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2016-09-15
The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics and 18 pages of stunning satellite images, all sourced from NASA's latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a "Gazetteer of Nations" that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes, and a 48-page "Introduction to World Geography," beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as the geology and atmosphere of Earth, food and water supply, biodiversity, energy, global conflict, human health, and standards of living. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 23rd edition. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.
Author: Editors of Webster's New World Dictionar
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2007-04-28
From the Editors of Webster's New World® Dictionary The Clearest, Most Concise Definitions Over 35,000 Entries The Most Up-to-Date, Comprehensive Language Coverage The Ideal Portable Companion to Webster's New Pocket Thesaurus Portable—ideal for school or work Clear, concise definitions Designed and edited by the editors of Webster's New World®