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National Geographic Atlas of the World

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  176 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When National Geographic published its first Atlas of the World more than 35 years ago, the world was indeed a different place. In order to cover today's world--including its oceans, stars, climate, natural resources, and more--National Geographic has published its seventh edition of the Atlas of the World. With each new edition, National Geographic strives to make its atl...more
Hardcover, Ninth Edition, 424 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by National Geographic (first published 1981)
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Steven Peterson
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...more
What can I say, the gold standard for atlases.
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...more
Michelle David
Jun 18, 2012 Michelle David marked it as reference-collection
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

Description: This revised edition reflects changes globally from the previous edition....more
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...more
Melanie Wyatt
Jun 22, 2012 Melanie Wyatt rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
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.

National Geographic Atlas of the World, 8th Edition is a gift from Na'ell Nour
to whom I am so deep...more
May 02, 2012 Benjamin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
Chris Gager
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
Beautiful, enormous, hard cover atlas. I am a huge fan of the Nat. Geo. style of maps, though some quibble.
well, i have a variety of atlases and everyone needs at least one in their collection..... along with a globe
Every living room should have one.
Daniel Evans
i know where Mongolia is now
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