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Atlas of the World 18th Edition Hardcover – November 17, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0199829958 ISBN-10: 0199829950 Edition: 18th

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Product Details

  • Series: Atlas of the World
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 18 edition (November 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199829950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199829958
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Take a Look Inside the Atlas of the World [Click on Images to Enlarge]

The Atlas of the World
Iceland: This winter image, captured in January, shows Iceland cloaked in snow, covering its four permanent ice caps. Due to its position on a fault line, Iceland also experiences high levels of volcanic activity, with much of the land covered in lava flows.
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The River Thames: A satellite view of the river as it snakes from Chelsea Bridge in the west to Tower Bridge in the east. Despite a population of more than 8 million, London boasts many parks and open spaces around its city center, visible in this image.
The Atlas of the World
The Congo River: An image of the river where it splits to form Malebo Pool on its journey to the Atlantic Ocean. The Congo River is the second longest in Africa, after the Nile, and is the world’s deepest river with recorded depths of over 750 feet.
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Lima, Peru: Peru’s largest city and its capital, Lima was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish. Some believe its population of just under 9 million could grow to 10 million by 2015.
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London City Map [PDF]: City maps, like this one of London, make it easy to identify key destinations--like the site of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, Westminster Abbey.
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South Sudan: South Sudan officially became an independent state on July 9, 2011. On July 14, it became a member state of the United Nations and joined the African Union two weeks later.

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Very informative and beautifully illustrated!
Majiklink
My wife and I do a great deal of traveling and this Atlas is a wonderful resource when planning a trip or referring back to a previous trip.
Thomas Grover
An excellent academic resource, it also provides regional demographics and social information.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Betsy on November 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I had been quite happy with a DK Atlas for several years but this year my 15 year old daughter has a lot of map work in her history class and I was thrilled to find this altas. The maps fill the entire page - no extraneous (though often interesting) blurbs of information in the DK style - just the maps. Hence the maps are bigger and you can see more detail.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amy Y. TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is so much more than a book of maps! This is a hefty book but absolutely packed full of interesting and essential information. I think this will be well used by my 6th grade daughter, my 3rd grader, my husband and me. It is a geographic resource but also covers social issues that have changed the political geography of the world. As mentioned in the editorial review, the satellite picture section is updated and absolutely spectacular.

My kids and I enjoy Phaidon Press books like "The Art Museum", "The Ocean", etc. and I think this will stand with those as one of the most interesting and referenced tomes in our home. An excellent academic resource, it also provides regional demographics and social information. It is comprehensive and beautiful to look at and use. I like that the scale to which specific cities and regions were mapped were well thought out with regards to usefulness.

I think for a book so well put together, beautifully bound and indexed, full of stunning pictures, images and information- this is a deal, a gem and an essential for anyone who has a student at home. Also good for the armchair traveller, you will not be disappointed.

If you live in a small space(like a dorm room) this is NOT the reference book for you, likely. Oxford also publishes a more compact, concise version that might suit those who do not want to accomodate the 'coffee table book' size that this beauty is.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ethel Ryan on January 16, 2012
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Our family has been looking for a great atlas for a long time now, and I think we've found it. The maps are clear and we like the information provided. We spend a lot of time looking at it together.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By willT on January 30, 2012
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This is the sixth atlas in my library which includes Britannica's Atlas and Hammond's Medallion, both of them quality publications in their own right. However there is no doubt in my mind that Oxford's eighteenth edition Atlas of the World is an exceptional publication that exceeds all my expectations. I use it frequently each week, to track world news events and while reading reference type literature relating to travel and geography.

All maps are easy to locate and navigate; the Gazetteer of the Nations and the satellite images of Earth are second to none. There is no need to say that I am fully satisfied with my new atlas.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By chris d on January 3, 2012
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A beautiful book: fabulous photos; up to date information, even the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquakes over the last year; it seems to cover all aspects of our universe. It was a present for my husband, & we are both very pleased with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronno on October 14, 2012
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For those of you who don't like the sterile appearance of Google Maps and the endless zooming and shifting to get to the location you want, The Oxford Atlas is the one for you. Using the reference maps inside the covers, I can get to any location in less than a minute.
This Atlas is not an aerial photo display but rather a stunning colour representation of countries and regions drawn in the traditional way with mountains that look like mountains and valleys that look like valleys.
A genuine piece of artwork printed in Malaysia on quality thick bond paper. A joy to behold.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard F. Bates on February 3, 2012
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The atlas exceeded my expectation! I am a retired geographer who loves maps and atlases. I am spending a little time each day reading and reveling in a page or two of maps. I especially enjoy re-visiting places where I have traveled to see how times have changed in those areas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry pate on June 3, 2012
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Excellent product. I have needed one for years and finally decided to purchase one. The content is outstanding and the knowledge gained always comes in handy for other purposes.
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