National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth
Edition showcases the Earth in stunning detail, through a
magnificent collection of world, continental, and regional maps
that represent up-to-the-minute political geography. Throughout the
Ninth Edition, state-of-the-art cartographic technologies
and thousands of updates deliver accuracy and quality. Innovative
new physical and thematic sections address the most compelling
issues facing our world today. Preeminent scientists and experts in
geographical specialty fields have consulted on all topics, to
ensure that the maps, graphs, and text convey significant trends
and findings relevant to modern science. Innovative design makes
the wide-ranging content wonderfully accessible, resulting in an
accurate, useful, and user-friendly reference to the world.
Map coverage in the Ninth Edition is more comprehensive
and up-to-date than ever before:
· Newly generated regional maps reveal in great
detail the geography of places in the news today, strengthening the
reference aspect of the Atlas in its coverage of
newsworthy developments, from conflict in the Middle East to global
warming in North America.
· Dramatic, state-of-the-art ocean floor maps show
more detail, more features, and more soundings than in any other
· Extraterrestrial maps chart the Northern and
Southern skies, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the Universe,
with new maps of Mars and the Moon that denote physical features,
spacecraft landings, and impact sites.
Twenty new thematic spreads illustrate crucial aspects of the human
and physical world: population, urbanization, and their
environmental impact, as well as human rights, health and wellness,
culture, climate, technology, and many other topics. In this
section, world maps appear in the same scale and projection to make
it easier for the reader to compare layers of information. Plus,
new highlighted notes called "connections" point out the
interrelationships between topics.
The reference value of the National Geographic Atlas of the
World, Ninth Edition is unparalleled, with the place-name
index now exceeding 150,000 entries to incorporate the thousands of
features covered on the new spreads. Simple, straightforward index
design provides readers with ease of navigation in finding the
places they want to explore.
This blend of mapping expertise, comprehensive coverage, and
award-winning design places the National Geographic Atlas of
the World, Ninth Edition in a class by itself.
Free gift: The Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition also comes with
two free frameable map prints! This premium map is a two-piece,
antique-styled map of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres,
reflecting current political boundaries. The two sheets can be
mounted separately or together in one frame. Dimensions
for each sheet are: 11-1/2" x 14-5/8".