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National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover

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Now, in its stunning Ninth Edition, the critically acclaimed National Geographic Atlas of the World reports and examines geopolitical and environmental changes through detailed, accurate maps and beautiful, engaging design that are its hallmark. This cartographic masterwork brings to light the most important and relevant topics that grip our planet today.


New maps cover regions of volatile civil strife, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. World thematic spreads reveal freshwater scarcity, global warming, world economies, energy resources and consumption, and other critical trends. Dramatic ocean floor maps show more features and detail than any other atlas. Dynamic graphics and compelling visual stories cover the vital developments of our world in the reliable, authoritative, and innovative style that has made National Geographic a leader in the category.


  • Softcover
  • 424 pages; 300 maps, 250 illustrations, 50 color photographs
  • 12 1/16" x 18 1/4"
  • © 2010

National Geographic cartographers bring nearly a century of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to every atlas product. Today, satellite and digital imaging, GPS, and GIS technologies provide cartographers with new tools to map the Earth and its myriad regions—from far above and up close—across all seven continents and the interconnected oceans. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, well-designed, functional, informative atlases is one of National Geographic's great strengths.


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National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rich resource (15)
  • Easy to understand (12)
  • Reliable information (11)
  • Broad appeal (8)
  • Well written (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference (12)
    • Older readers (8)
    • Younger readers (8)
    • Travel reading (7)
    • Gift (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Everyday reader (9), Bookworm (3), Casual reader (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Having a great Atlas makes me strong

    This is how I visit and compare places I have either been or imagine myself visiting. Some of these places are so remote I know I'll never actually reach them, but my Atlas puts...Read complete review

    This is how I visit and compare places I have either been or imagine myself visiting. Some of these places are so remote I know I'll never actually reach them, but my Atlas puts them at hand.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    bad packidging

    packing was poor, atlas sustained damidge in shipment.

    packing was poor, atlas sustained damidge in shipment.

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    5.0

    Having a great Atlas makes me strong

    By paulcello

    from Atlanta,GA

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • I Rely On My Atlas
    • Rich Resource

    Cons

    • Can't Discard My Old One

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

    This is how I visit and compare places I have either been or imagine myself visiting. Some of these places are so remote I know I'll never actually reach them, but my Atlas puts them at hand.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thorough and complete!

    By Brad

    from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Easy To Understand
    • Reliable Information
    • Rich Resource
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

      The standard that all other atlases aspire to. I really appreciate having the best reference atlas that money can buy!

       
      5.0

      Fine Atlas but . . .

      By great-grandma on wheels

      from Calimesa, CA

      About Me Bookworm

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      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Easy To Understand
      • Rich Resource

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

          I am disabled, at home a lot. I spend my time with maps, books, etc. This Atlas is a treasure if only it were at a table level, on a stand, that would allow deep study without strain to the neck.

           
          5.0

          Outstanding work

          By CharlieTuna

          from Northern California

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Easy To Understand
          • Reliable Information
          • Rich Resource
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reference
            • Special Needs
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

            I like using the atlas to look up cities or countries that are unfamiliar. Great value :-)

             
            4.0

            A beautiful world atlas

            By serena, the world traveler

            from Santa Rosa CA

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Innovative Ideas
            • Reliable Information
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • It is very heavy
            • Not What I Expected

            Best Uses

            • Reference
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

            It is amazing, however I didn't expect it to be so heavy and so big. It is hard to find a place to display it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NGS Atlas a Winner

            By CH

            from Stockton, CA

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            Pros

            • Rich Resource
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Readers
              • Reference

              Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

              An excellent resource for demographics as well as geographic.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Stunning !!!

              By Ronnie

              from Calgary, AB Canada

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              Pros

              • Absolutely challanges you
              • Broad Appeal
              • Easy To Understand
              • Innovative Ideas
              • Reliable Information
              • Rich Resource
              • Simple Browsing
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • A gift to beat all gifts
                • Exciting for all ages
                • Highly educational
                • Stimulate Young Minds

                Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

                I have done some travelling and plan to do more. This 9th Edition World Atlas will help a great deal every time I start thinking of where in the whole world would I like to go! I can actually check the whole world to make some plans!

                 
                4.0

                A wonderful addition to our home library

                By Farmer Joe

                from British Columbia

                About Me Casual Reader

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                Pros

                • Easy To Understand
                • Innovative Ideas
                • Reliable Information
                • Rich Resource
                • Simple Browsing
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

                    The atlas has been wonderful for following the worldwide vacation travels of relatives and as an aide for us in planning our upcoming trips. When news casts mention places in the world, we can find out exactly where they are and their relation to other countries. The info is much easier to access in the atlas than on the computer for us.

                     
                    5.0

                    Ibuy this book again

                    By Enrique

                    from Saltillo,Mexico

                    About Me Everyday Reader

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Innovative Ideas
                    • Rich Resource

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers
                      • Special Needs
                      • Travel Reading
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

                      Its amaizing

                       
                      5.0

                      Universally amazing

                      By Dave the Rave

                      from Nassau, Bahamas

                      About Me Casual Reader

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                      Pros

                      • Broad Appeal
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Innovative Ideas
                      • Now know where the -stan
                      • Reliable Information
                      • Rich Resource
                      • Simple Browsing
                      • Sure updates my 1970 atla
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Reference
                      • Travel Reading

                      Comments about National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover:

                      To find out where all the -stans are (ex-Russia)
                      To catch up on countries in Africa.
                      Fabulous updates on world trends in first section.

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