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New Concise World Atlas [Hardcover]

Keith Lye , Stefan Chabluk
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With hundreds of dramatic, full-color, large-format maps produced by Europe's finest team of cartographers, the third edition of the New Concise World Atlas solidifies Oxford's position as the only publisher of regularly updated atlases at every desirable size and price.

Containing over 100 pages of the most up-to-date topographic and political maps, the New Concise World Atlas also features a unique overview of the planet's human and natural processes in photographs, accessible text, and thematic maps. Recent changes to the world's geography are thoroughly captured in this edition, including new national parks in Iceland, Turkey, and South Africa; a groundbreaking rail link joining North and South Korea; and the latest name forms in Somalia. Tribal areas in northwest Pakistan are mapped in greater detail, as are the aboriginal lands of Australia. Fully updated tables and world statistics provide data on climate, population, area, and physical dimensions that cannot be found in any other single reference source. Finally, an index with over 55,000 items make searching for lesser-known locales quick and easy.

Truly international in scope, created with meticulous care, and reflecting the very latest political developments and census information, this third edition of Oxford's New Concise World Atlas achieves the highest standard among international map resources. This engaging and affordable resource is second to none in the superb quality of its maps, the breadth of its coverage, and its easy-to-use convenience.

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This section of the Milky Way is dominated by Sirius, the Dog Star, top center, in the constellation of Canis Major. A map of Northern Italy and parts of France and Switzerland.
An up-to-date chart of the countries in the European Union, which includes total land area and population as well as year of accession. A map of the southern tip of South America.


"This edition features more current content than its nearest competitor...and offers all libraries outstanding value for the same low price. Recommended for all libraries." --Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Series: New Concise World Atlas
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (February 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195393295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195393293
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 10.2 x 13.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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128 of 133 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for research January 30, 2007
I bought this atlas because I wanted one as up-to-date as possible (in light of political boundaries and such), and wanted something to accompany a globe I have. There is a lot of useful information at the front of the atlas, so it's not just a book of maps. I use it for reference while taking classes for my masters (logistics and transportation) degree, and my stepson uses it for some of his high-school classes, as well. I think it's an atlas worth sharing with the family to learn geography.
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not All that Concise, But Still Grand January 6, 2009
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I probably didn't read the product description very carefully, and I assumed that this concise atlas would be much smaller than it actually is. It's really the size of a coffee-table book, much larger than I had originally thought. However, the atlas itself is wonderful. It has information about the universe and the solar system, interesting articles about geography and beautiful colored maps. We've consulted ours many, many times in the couple of weeks that we've had it. The pages lay nice and flat, so you can study a map without struggling to hold the book open. This is a great book for settling geographical debates or for teaching young children about our world.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Book, But Missing Some Nice Features May 23, 2010
A Kid's Review
I hadn't bought an atlas in a very long time, and a new one was way over-due. With all the changes in the world, my old one was pretty out-of-date. I finally decided on the Oxford one. I'm okay with it, but, while this one is a handsome book, has great maps and a lot of info on the planets, etc.., I really miss some of the features my old one had. My old atlas (a Rand-McNally) had cities/towns (and their population) listed with each map. For the U.S. it even listed zip codes for each town! With this new one, ALL the cities are listed in the back of the book, and there are no population stats. It's much less convenient than what I'm used to. I will keep it and use it, but I'm still searching.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice April 9, 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I needed a really good World Atlas and I found it with this one. I use it all the time. It has a lot of really good information at the front of the atlas that has been most helpful when I am doing research. Use this atlas along with Google Earth and you don't need anything else.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book January 7, 2008
This book is more than great. The color of it is very vibrant and the book is a great size. My dad was very pleased to have opened it on Christmas. It was well worth the money for sure!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT! August 18, 2008
Wonderfully comprehensive. As a retired Army officer, I wish I'd had this decades ago. Buy it. You won't need any other.

J. Stephens
Spanaway, WA.Camera Soldiers: The Philippine Odyssey
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lake tahoe October 17, 2010
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Atlas is ok. Maps are bit small and overcrauded. There is not separated maps for every region, some of them important like Franch polynesia (Bora Bora, Tahiti), USA Samoa etc. I can use it but its not what i expected. On some point I will need better atlas becouse my wife and me like traveling alot.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CQI Specialist April 6, 2009
We use this atlas as a gift for our program speakers; and they are always delighted with it because it is something they like, but would not necessarily purchase for themselves. It is just packed with information, whether it be for research, learning, or browsing. It is a stimulus to view things around the world. It is well designed and the graphics are so beautiful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference for my kids
I know that alot of kids today don't know how to use a phone book or read an analog clock, let alone decifer a map. That's why I wanted my kids to have an atlas. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MCNOCO22
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an Atlas. A very nice one.
This is an excellent, top-of-the-line atlas. My wife and I read a lot, and it's great to be able to look locations up. It also makes for an excellent coffee-table book.
Published 7 months ago by J.P.P.
4.0 out of 5 stars It's great!
I gave this to a neighbor as a gift. We use it constantly. Very informative and helpful. Very pleased. Thanks.
Published 12 months ago by Deniece Fournier
3.0 out of 5 stars I LIKED IT
I really wish that the mass of the book was divided into each country. I read other reviews and all they said is that it was comprehensive... sure. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rebeca
1.0 out of 5 stars Why Advertise
Why advertise something that has been out of stock now ever since I placed my order. This is a negative review towards Amazon, not this atlas. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Uwe M. Ritter
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT REFERENCE
I am a curious person and glad to have this atlas to refer to--or just plain read in a solitary moment.
Published 15 months ago by J. Blick
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Looking Book
I was impressed with the book when it arrived. It's got a lot of information and is also a beautiful piece of work. And it's easy to find things in it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by upstairsjim
5.0 out of 5 stars What I need
Needed it for school, so I bought it. Came well packaged and sealed in plastic slip cover.
No damages or anything.
Published 17 months ago by Jhaymz88
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of New Concise World Atlas
The New Concise World Atlas worked out great as a Christmas present. It was much appreciated by the recipient and I.
Published 17 months ago by Robert Oelberg
5.0 out of 5 stars World atlas
Always seem to need to look up something in the atlas and sometimes it's just nice having it in a book.
Published 18 months ago by M.K.Hess
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