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Rand McNally World Atlas Paperback – May 31, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0528965814 ISBN-10: 0528965816

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Product Details

  • Series: Rand McNally
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Rand McNally & Company (May 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0528965816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0528965814
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By BookBuff9293 on April 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm surprised by other users' lukewarm--or even severely negative--reviews for this atlas, as I find it detailed, easily organized, and colorful. I also think it's a great value for the price; as large as the hardback is (more than 140 pages), it's only $24.95.

The atlas starts with a contents page, which lists countries and regions by continent. (This page can be viewed on Amazon). If this isn't sufficient, there's also an eighty-page index in the back that contains more than 45,000 entries. They're in alphabetical order, of course, with the map references and page numbers accompanying them. Combining the contents page and index, and considering the maps are in alphabetical order within their continent groupings, I don't see how organization in this atlas is a problem.
Following the contents page are a couple pages explaining how to read maps and atlases, and how this particular atlas works. There's then an introductory section dedicating a page to each continent. Each page has colorful photographs and text describing the continent's people, wildlife, landscapes, and history. Accompanying the text are fact boxes with such statistics as land area, population, most populous city, and longest river.
Next comes a page featuring pie graphs showing how Earth's land, energy, population, and population growth is divided among the continents. The page opposite it serves as an index map and legend for the entire atlas. A political and physical world map are the last pages before the maps begin.
Though people may differ in their opinion, Rand McNally boasts its maps are "very user-friendly, with a clean, uncluttered look, easy-to-read type, and attractive colors.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kristen on October 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
My daughter needed a world atlas for 5th grade. This is a very detailed atlas, but it was not organized in a way that was easy for my daughter to do her homework, which was much more basic. For example, she needed to know the capital of Missouri. The page for the state of Missouri showed pretty much every single city in that state. The capital city had no indicator, and the text was smaller than other city names, to indicate the size of the city. I'd recommend this atlas for an older student, not elementary or middle school.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Wimer on May 6, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This isn't the most complete and authoritative atlas around, but it's a lot better than our old completely out of date one, and it's manageable, both pricewise and sizewise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jakob C. Froisland on February 10, 2010
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I teach Adult Education and nothing works better than visual aids. The students love thumbing through the Atlas and look at the world. Increases Geography skills!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Delaney on November 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
This atlas has fine maps, but it is set up in a really strange fashion. If you want a really great atlas with specific locations I would go with a Goode's atlas, but this is fine for what I need to use it for.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Rollefson on October 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I was looking to replace my Rand McNally International Atlas which is 40 years old. The old atlas has 278 pages of detailed maps of the world. This atlas has only general maps that aren't really of much use. I'd love to replace my old atlas if I can find a new one with detailed maps.
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By James Evans on January 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good book and very reasonably priced (used book). Arrived in good shape, as advertised, and will last me for the rest of my travel life.
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