Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$9.28
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas of the World Hardcover – October 1, 2007

2.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$0.25 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Craig Robinson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and animator. He is the author of Minipops: Famous People Drawn Really Small and Fun Fun Fun: 30 Ways to Have Fun, and the creator of the popular Web site Flipflopflyin.com. He lives in Germany, although he is a rabid Yankees fan.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810994321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810994324
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,197,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born in Lincoln, UK in 1970. Currently living in Mexico City, Mexico. Very short-sighted. Beard. Large collection of baseball caps. Fan of procrastination, drawing, Mariano Rivera, the Beach Boys, Yves Klein, Peanuts, peanuts, the Shangri-Las, Ichiro Suzuki, Lolita (the book and the Kubrick movie), Diego Maradona, Seinfeld, mezcal, Kenny Dalgish, and poutine.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
If you're not yet familiar with the work of Craig Robinson, you need to be as soon as possible. "Atlas, Schmatlas" is brilliantly illustrated in Craig's signature pixel-oriented style, and the impeccable sense of humor employed on his Website ([...]) is in full-force here. I've been a fan for a long time, and it's great to have a book featuring more extensive writing - some of his descriptions of various countries actually had me laughing out loud . . . this book makes for a great gift, and it sure to keep you entertained. Highly recommended!
Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Craig Robinson is not a geographer, but he sure makes the facts - as he sees them - fun to read. The brightly illustrated book covers the countries of the world in ways no snobby scholar would. Filled with facts and even more filled with wit, Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas Of The World is both funny and informative in the same way as the recently published Borat and Onion's Atlas books.

The book is irreverent and turns the concept of an Atlas upside down, but read more carefully and the sarcasm is so true it begins to hurt. It is doubtful many parents would buy this as a present for their children, which is sad because Schmatlas would otherwise inform the reader that Nepal's "Mount Qomolangma can make a rich man's penis bigger" or that after getting rid of the aristocratic Brits, "Americans decided that they'd have a president instead, one that wasn't part of a rich family where fathers and sons ruled the nation and just helped out their rich mates."

Good insight indeed (and maps, capitals, population statistics and more too), but whether the book will be referenced too many times is probably a matter of taste. Perhaps knowledge is something that needs to be passed on after all, which makes Schmatlas perfect for regifting instead of resifting.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
A genuinely witty take on the ancient concept of the atlas. Craig Robinson is the soul of wit (his Twitter motto is, "Wake up, do stuff, go to bed. Repeat 'til dead.")

If you appreciate that line, you will appreciate this glorious book, vividly illustrated and filled with facts, factoids and knowledge, presented with a rare and much-to-be-treasured-and-encouraged sensibility.

This is an author and illustrator to savor and to follow. Start now!
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
His website is great and this book is pretty funny (and somewhat informative). Not really 'family friendly' like I hoped but still worth getting.
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I received this as a gift. Having an interest in geography, I thought I might enjoy this because of its global scope and interesting illustrations.

Nothing could be further from the truth. This atlas is horrible, uninformative, unfunny, and appeals roughly to someone the maturity level of a 12 year old.

The "humor" consists of inside jokes the author has with himself. Most jokes are simply profanity or immature pixelated pictures. The pictures themselves are tiny, and consist of the illustrator's attempts to portray famous people of a country. This is as boring as it sounds, I assure you.
Comment 4 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: europe map, united states atlas, national park map