Publisher description for Encyclopedic world atlas / [cartography by Philip's].


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Engaging profiles and authoritative, full-color maps of every country in the world fill the completely updated Third Edition of the Encyclopedic World Atlas. Containing the same outstanding relief mapping featured in Oxford's other atlases, this atlas is a comprehensive, easy to use, and
invaluable resource for project work, research, or as a general home or library reference.
The Encyclopedic World Atlas offers up-to-date profiles of every nation and is organized continent by continent in the classical geography sequence. Each continent is introduced by maps of the whole region: a physical map, a political map, a map showing land use, and smaller maps concerned with
climate, natural vegetation, and population distribution. Each country features its own map, a fascinating essay describing the country's landscape, culture, history, and economy (often including in-depth treatment of such topics as the Great Divide or the breakdown of the peace process in Ireland),
and reference tables which put a wealth of up-to-date statistics at your fingertips, from main industries to adult literacy rates. In addition, a 32-page Introduction to World Geography, beautifully illustrated with colorful maps, charts, and graphs, provides an integrated look at the world, from
the solar system and plate tectonics to population, resources, economics, politics, and ecosystems.
The Encyclopedic World Atlas's easy-to-use country-by-country format, combined with an extensive 25,000-entry index, make it an invaluable reference for school projects and family reference. Meticulously crafted and beautifully illustrated, completely accurate and up to date, the Encyclopedic World
Atlas belongs in every home and library.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Atlases.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.