From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–This revision of the 2002 edition provides more than 450 quality reproducible maps covering eras and events from The Extent of the Last Ice Age and the earliest human settlements through The Pacific Region Today. The maps are housed in loose-leaf binders and chronologically arranged under nine thematic and regional divisions. They cover migrations, exploration, civilizations and empires, historic boundaries, trade routes, transportation, distribution of ethnic and economic groups, demographics, battles, and wars. New to this edition are Disposition of Coalition Forces during the Iraq War (as of late April, 2003), civil wars and new nations in Africa, the composition of the European Union, and information about the 9/11 attacks. About one third of the black-and-white maps cover aspects of American history and culture with information about Native peoples, the Westward Expansion, battles, numerous indicators of economic growth, and the results of presidential elections through 2004. Each volume contains a detailed table of contents and there is an extensive set index. The clear, easy-to-read maps are printed on heavyweight paper. This resource will be a boon to students looking for graphic materials for projects and reports. Teachers will appreciate it as a supplement to textbook studies. Accurate, up-to-date, and useful.–Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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