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Atlas of the World Hardcover – October 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0199937820 ISBN-10: 0199937826 Edition: 19th

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Product Details

  • Series: Atlas of the World
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 19 edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199937826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199937820
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 1.5 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Look Inside the Atlas of the World [Click Images to Enlarge]

North America
North America: Here is a satellite view of a portion of the North American continent. The the third-largest continent in area, it follows only Asia and Africa in size. It has the fourth largest in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe. The United States, Canada, and Mexico stand as the most populous nations on the continent.

Employment and Industry
Employment and Industry: This page provides a look at employment and industry statistics for various countries across the globe. Since the 1970s, some former developing countries in eastern Asia achieved rapid economic growth through industrialization. Despite setbacks in the late 1990s, they demonstrated that a developing industrial sector can transform an economy.

Mumbai
Mumbai: Also known as Bombay, Mumbai is the largest and most important commercial city in India, with a population of 21 million people. The growth of cotton weaving and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented its position as India's most important trading port. The city is also the center of the highly successful Hindi movie industry, or "Bollywood," which exports its products around the world.

Warsaw
Warsaw: This image shows two of the world's dynamic cities--Warsaw, Poland, and Washington, D.C. Warsaw, the capital and largest city of Poland, is a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central Europe. It is also known as the "Phoenix City" because it has survived many wars throughout its history.
Singapore
Singapore: Singapore has developed a fast-growing economy based on the trans-shipment of goods between the Far East and the West. As a result, it is one of the world's major ports and much new development, by reclaiming land from the sea, can be seen in the south, colored light brown in this image. The city state is one of the world's wealthiest countries, with a population of over 5 million people.
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: This map provides a look at Saudi Arabia, the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area, and the second-largest in the Arab world. Thanks to vast oil resources, this country has become one of the wealthiest nations in the region. It has approximately one-fifth of the world's proven oil reserves, and is the largest oil producer and exporter of total petroleum liquids in the world.

From Booklist

Oxford is to be complemented on producing a new edition of its world atlas every year—the world is always changing, so updates are necessary. Some of those for the nineteenth edition include new motorways in China, a new city map of Dubai, the addition of the Olympic Stadium in London, updates in country-population statistics, and gazetteer information. As long as atlases are used in schools, colleges, and at home, an edition within the last five years is a necessity. With beautiful satellite photos and Philip’s cartography, this is a bargain for any library that needs a new world atlas. --Christine Bulson

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Beautiful book--very detailed.
Constance Spangler
With all the changes the names of the countries, it is great to have this very good book to look at and build knowledge about other parts of the world.
Ted
I am so very pleased with my purchase of the Oxford University Press Atlas of the World.
Jenifer Taylor

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Wulfstan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2012
To see where you have gone, where you are going, and where you dream of going. Not to mention those places mentioned on the nightly news you want to stay away from.

I just love poring over a good map, and this book is full of them.

Oxfords Atlas of the World is a solid, lovely book. It is updated on a yearly basis, so your book will have all those places we didn't learn about in High School.

Besides regions and nations, the Atlas also has maps of cities- not very good for driving of course, but still useful.

Now the Atlas has also added stunning satellite photography.

This book makes a great present- even if you have to buy it for yourself!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Goodrich on April 20, 2013
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I am an "economical geography bug" - and this Atlas is a nice supplement to the 4 others I already have - as it contains important up-to-date information for various countries. The paper stock is heavy and of high quality - but also warrants one demerit.
The large size (14 1/2" X 11 1/2") and weight (8 lb) makes it difficult to handle. You need a table to use it, or (in my case) a computer stand on my lap. With that caveat, it is still a very good buy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. Scott Brown on February 1, 2013
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I bought this because the maps in my previous atlas were difficult to read. The maps in this atlas are easier to read, but are still a little "busy". This is a very heavy book but I like its large size. I especially like the map index on the front and back inside covers. The front shows the world and boxes to indicate what each map covers. The back inside covers does the same for Europe.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gogranny on January 20, 2013
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I bought this for my son for work but it is such a large hard bound book that he decided to leave it at home so we could all use it. It's one of the nicest atlases I have ever seen.. Beautiful photography, We'll will keep it for years even as the information changes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John W. Gilligan on January 2, 2013
This Atlas is far superior to my current Rand-McNally atlas.
The only thing I don't like about it is that the brown color
in the topography is so dark, it is hard to read what is
under it. Otherwise I am very happy with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joann Leonard on December 26, 2013
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This is a well thought out atlas that is just superb for those of us who despite all the on-line goodies still like to have a complete and detailed, easy to read atlas in print. This is a large format (coffee table size) book that hopefully will reside on a desk or aside a computer monitor. In addition to detailed maps missing from many atlases, there is a wealth of updatable info. My husband was pleased that this atlas does not have the problem of the maps being printed into the gutter.

The 'gutter' is the area between the pages. Often, particularly when the book has many pages it's difficult to read information that extends into the gutter. In this edition, as opposed to some of the National Geographic editions, there is enough blank space between the pages so information does not get hidden by being printed into the gutter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jan gurn on January 28, 2013
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This was a gift to my husband. his only complaint, he wishes it would display by regions also, for example; New England. Otherwise very happy with this atlas. Service was excellent, Got this when It said it would be delivered. In all very pleased.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Viola B. on December 9, 2012
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The order came in very fast, despite the holiday season. The hard-cover book looks wonderful and is filled with beautiful photos, interesting facts, thought-provoking articles.
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