This new edition of the TIMES COMPACT WORLD ATLAS, in a convenient, portable format, has been fully revised to bring all the maps and geographical information completely up-to-date to give an accurate picture of today's world. As with all the atlases in the Times range, it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail.Detailed reference maps in the distinctive and respected Times style provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. Each continent is introduced by a political map showing individual countries, followed by regional maps showing towns and cities, roads, railways, international boundaries and topography. Key features of the atlas include:The introductory section covers major world geographical themes - from earthquakes and volcanoes to population growth, communications and climate change - giving a global snapshot of our contemporary world.Authoritative updated mapping of the whole world.Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world's states and territories.Hundreds of place names updated.Over 25,000 index entries. This is a complete world reference atlas in a convenient and easy-to use format, retaining the authority, style and detail of the larger atlases in the range.