Item description for Essential World Atlas by Oxford...
With one hundred pages of superbly crafted maps covering the globe, the Essential World Atlas, Third Edition highlights the best aspects of Oxford's atlas line in a handy and affordable paperback format. This edition offers several new and innovative features including a new fully indexed city-mapping program that takes the viewer deeper into the workings of global geography. Metro maps of sixty-seven cities--from Amsterdam to Washington, D.C.--are complemented by downtown city-center maps containing detailed information on attractions, transportation, services, and more. The section is fully indexed allowing for quick reference. An eight-page section of satellite images provides an impression of our world from above, offering insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert. The atlas also contains hundreds of up-to-the-minute political and topographical changes--including refined name forms throughout and recompiled road and rail networks on many of the maps, encompassing much of Africa and South Asia. Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, the Essential World Atlas, Third Edition is an indispensable resource.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.22" Width: 9.08" Height: 0.65" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 019521790X ISBN13 9780195217902
Reviews - What do customers think about Essential World Atlas?
Oxford Essential World Atlas, Third Edition Sep 17, 2004
This is my favorite atlas of the many I possess. It is lightweight enough to carry, the colored pictures are big enough to see, it includes mapped routes of large cities and includes relief maps as well as satellite photographs. Inside the covers are all the flags of the world. Included are world statistics of the countries and physical dimensions, a User Guide and Index.
This Atlas would be wonderful for a family, college student or anyone doing business internationally.
A decent reference for a very reasonable price Jan 29, 2001
I ordered this book as a Christmas gift for grandparents, and they have loved it. It has enough information and detail to look up places you read about in books or hear about on TV, etc. If you want an extremely detailed heavy-duty reference, this may not be your best choice. However, if all you want is a nice sized, decent altas, this works.
The first part has great detail on the US and the second half details the world. One nice feature is that in the upper corner of the maps you see a tiny map with a sligthly larger view-point with page numbers. So, if you're looking at the far right side of the page and getting to the end of the map, this tiny map tells you on what page the map "continues", if you will.
My only gripe about this atlas is that it is bound as a regular book and thus it is hard to read things that are in the middle crack. It would be much nicer if the book were bound with a spiral or had margins on the inside so that the crack of the book didn't hide things.