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National Geographic Atlas of the World

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Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology and information with dynamic and diverse physiographic and cultural content, the Eight Edition is National Geographic's most accurate and interesting record of the world yet. The opening section, Ninety Years of Mapping at National Geographic, traces the founding of Geographic cartography to the present advances in ...more
Hardcover, Eighth Edition, 416 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by National Geographic (first published 1981)
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Steven Peterson
Jun 19, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing
The 8th edition is a fabulous work. This is not a featherweight book, but is large, heavy, and filled with awesome photos, maps, and illustrations appearing on glossy paper. This is a richly produced volume.

The work begins with some introductory materials, such as how National Geographic develops its maps. There is also a brief discussion as to how one might use this work.

The first part is a short chapter depicting the world--as seen from satellites, as it exists physically (with landforms, vege
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Javier
Dec 15, 2015 Javier rated it it was amazing
¿Qué puedo decir? Soy un nerd de los mapas y tener un atlas en este formato siempre será un viaje para mi.
Ron
Sep 15, 2008 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maps, current_affairs
What can I say, the gold standard for atlases.
M. Powell
Citation by: M. Powell

Citation: National, G. (2014). National Geographic atlas of the world, tenth edition. National Geographic Society.

Reference Type: Atlas

Call Number: 912

Cost: $146.99

Professional Review: None found but the National Geographic Society is well known for publishing reference works.

Content Scope: The atlas covers the entire world.

Accuracy, Authority, Bias: There are maps of places all over the world. It does appear that the atlas has more maps of the United States than any oth
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Michelle David
Jun 18, 2012 Michelle David marked it as reference-collection  ·  review of another edition
Geographical Reference

Name: Michelle David

National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Dewey: 912
Reading Level: Grades 5-10
Category: Nonfiction Reference/Atlas

Review Citation:
Bolson, C. (2011, February 1). [Review of the book National geographic atlas of the world]. Booklist. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....

Description: This revised edition reflects changes globally from the previous edition.
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Bert Becker
Nov 25, 2014 Bert Becker rated it really liked it
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National Geographic. (2004).National Geographic Atlas of the World. National Geographic Society. Eighth Edition, 416 pages

Citation by: Bert Becker

Type of reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 501.3

Content/Scope: This reference book covers locations of the worlds countries and gives pictures that allow the student to get an understanding of the county. Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology and information with dynamic and diverse physiographic and cultural content, the Eight Edition is N
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Sarah
National geographic atlas of the world: Tenth edition. (2014). Hanover, PA : National Geographic Society.

Citation by: Sarah Clement

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: REF 912

Content/Scope: This atlas includes more than 80 large political, satellite, regional and physical color maps, as well as maps of the ocean floors, the moon, and Mars. The index includes more than 150,000 entries. Also includes a "flags and facts" section with flags of 195 nations and important information about each. Also
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Ashley
National Geographic. (2011). Atlas of the world 18th edition. (18 ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA.

Citation by: Ashley D. Brown
Type of Reference: Atlas (Geographical Reference)
Call Number: G1021 .N38 2011

Brief description:
National Geographic cartographers use satellite and digital imaging, GPS, and GIS technologies to map the Earth and its regions. The basic arrangement and look of the atlas is similar to other atlases, but in this edition, there is an interesting focus on major
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Tom
Apr 27, 2012 Tom rated it it was amazing
National Geographic Society (Ed.). (2010). National geographic atlas of the world (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: D21.5 .A89 2010

Description: This atlas a trove of definitive maps and informative entries on every country on Earth.

Content/Scope: Based on latest satellite technology and state-of-the-art digital data, this edition has 63 political maps, 13 physical maps, 243 city maps and more than 140,000 entries pertaining to the Ea
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Melanie Wyatt
Jun 22, 2012 Melanie Wyatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle school students
Shelves: reference-shelf
National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
Reviewed by: Melanie Wyatt
Category: Geographical Reference
Call #: REF 912 NAT
Price: $175.00

Description: The National Geographic atlas provides photographs and graphics of the planet, detailed maps, web links, thematic indexes on a variety of topics, country flags, and fact boxes.
Content/scope: The purpose of the book, content and scope are geared towards all students. Color
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Lauren Vender
Apr 24, 2016 Lauren Vender rated it really liked it
National Geographic Society. (2014). National geographic atlas of the world. National Geographic.

Citation by: Lauren Vender

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 423

Content/Scope: Provides basic geographic information about countries around the world. Contains state-of-the art maps and diagrams.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: National Geographic is a well-respected authority when it comes to geographical information.

Arrangement/Presentation: Includes high quality images, maps, info graphics, tables,
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e luce fu
Aug 11, 2012 e luce fu rated it it was amazing
Sometime you just give a book a rating even before you set off reading.. Atlas of the world is deservedly a five-star book..

It's very very very heavy! I pitied mom all the way back home while she was holding it.

I gasp whenever I behold a new page.. It's plain magic.. especially that page of the Milky Way illustration.. Literally, breath-taking.


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Benjamin
May 02, 2012 Benjamin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Benjamin by: GEO 204
Shelves: textbooks
I used this atlas as another source of geographic information in the class that I took titled GEO 204: World Regional Geography. Although the textbook for the class and this atlas did not always match up with the realms of the world, the atlas is an amazing guide of the world. National Geographic is well known for creating exceptional maps and this one is a prime example.
David Ward
Oct 08, 2015 David Ward rated it really liked it
National Geographic Atlas of the World by the National Geographic Society (National Geographic Publishing 1981) (910.0+/-). This is a drop-dead fantastic atlas. Prepared by the National Geographic Society, this volume rises to the normal excellence demonstrated by the NGS. It's a huge folio-sized volume. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 2008.
Jessica
Dec 07, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, non-fiction
This is a gigantic and amazing reference book - however, due to it's sheer size, it is hard to store in any book case! Despite that, I love it and can't wait to share its contents with my future children!
Andrew
Jun 25, 2007 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, enormous, hard cover atlas. I am a huge fan of the Nat. Geo. style of maps, though some quibble.
Chris Gager
Sep 14, 2011 Chris Gager rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this for umpteen years and still use it regularly. Date read is for approximately when I got it.
Marts  (Thinker)
Another National Geographic masterpiece, apart from maps the readers can also learn a variety of earth facts
Marsha
Aug 18, 2010 Marsha rated it it was amazing
So much to learn about world history. This was an excellent introduction to the subject and it gives great insights about some of the big ideas.
Rita
May 04, 2009 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not this particular edition, but the World Atlas itself used to be one of my favorite books in childhood... Now I travel and collect maps, go figure :)
Jessica
Nov 09, 2007 Jessica rated it it was amazing
guess how many cities with more than a million people there are in china. if you have the wrong number of digits you may want this book.
Kalliope
well, i have a variety of atlases and everyone needs at least one in their collection..... along with a globe
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