A modern family reference atlas demands not just state-of-the-art cartography but a vast array of information organized clearly, efficiently, and above all, usefullyand that's what the Family Reference Atlas provides more than 1,000 maps, illustrations, and photographs; more than 400 charts and tables; and 30 global thematic spreads displaying key facts and figures on everything from biodiversity and the distribution of natural resources to world health and education.
This edition include a completely revamped and expanded section on Europe, 32 new inset maps detailing the smaller Caribbean islands, and even a new spread on Mars highlighting spectacular images from the latest mission.
A comprehensive index makes it easy to pinpoint more than 40,000 locations all over the globe. Need to know the population of Brunei, what the weather's like in San Juan in March, or how to use metric conversions? The answers are at your fingertips. Readers learn about the planet and the human world's many dimensions, from political, religious, and economic data to population trends and the effect of globalization. The atlas even reaches beyond Earth to explore the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Universe.
384 pages with 510 maps, 430 illustrations, 110 photos