The third edition of this award-winning atlas has everything today's globally-minded student might want: new photos and graphics of our changing planet, maps that reflect modern borders, and fully updated information and statistics.
You'll begin by learning about maps and how to read them. Then you’ll explore the world’s physical and human systems, including Earth’s geologic history, natural vegetation, and world cultures. A stunning view from space introduces each continent, and full-page, full-color maps represent its physical and political make-up, its climate and precipitation, and its population and predominant economies. Continuity of map sizes and scales encourages data comparison, which helps geography students to develop higher-level thinking skills.
Beyond maps, the atlas features weblink icons direct you to Internet sites to expand your knowledge and keep statistics up to date. The atlas is specially designed for middle- and high-school students.