Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology with dynamic and diverse cultural content, our award-winning atlas was more than a year in the making. It was developed using advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS), satellite imagery, and shuttle radar mapping. This is the first time that a fully global data set was available to our cartographers, enabling them to put together the most technologically advanced and precise atlas we've ever created. Our Eighth Edition Atlas of the World is published with the highest production quality and is the most accurate—and most thorough—volume of its kind.
416 pages, More than 400 full-color maps and charts, 12 1/2'' x 18 1/2''
Keep your atlas updated indefinitely. Owners of this new 8th Edition Atlas also receive exclusive access to our interactive atlas web site (view sample). Featuring impressive technology that enables users to create customized views of many maps in the atlas, the unique site also contains animations that zoom in on famous world landmarks, and a printable map update capability to keep this atlas forever current.
60 up-to-date political maps, 17 new thematic maps, and 10 new panoramic satellite views of the world and every continent
Three all-new, stunning double-page world maps -one created by satellite imagery, one highlighting Earth's physical features, and a political map of all 192 countries
First-time-ever use of the oblique view of satellite images, giving readers a sense of the three-dimensional view from space
Interactive access that enables customization and updating of every political map
Detailed views of all five ocean floors and both polar regions that reveal the latest scientific coverage of these relatively unexplored frontiers
Unique coverage of space, including the latest imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, and new information from Mars
New world-thematic section addressing today's pressing global concerns, with topics such as Biodiversity, World Economy, and Conflict and Terror
New section on Cities of the World, emphasizing key "megacitie"s and featuring 60 new maps, photographs, and fact boxes
A comprehensive, cross-referenced index of 140,000 place names
More than 15,000 updates made between the 7th and the 8th Editions
A detailed appendix of reference information such as foreign terms, metric conversions, time zones, and temperature statistics
The unique Ehlermann binding, which enables the atlas to open completely flat so that no information is lost in the center