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National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition (Hardcover)

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Gulf oil spill disaster: See how ocean currents may cause the oil to affect coastlines hundreds of miles away in the all-new “Oceans” section. [PDF] Energy: Find out which regions rank highest in their use of renewable sources and which have achieved energy independence. Trace who relies on what, from where. [PDF] Iceland’s volcanic eruption: Iceland’s location on the edge of two tectonic plates makes it one of the most active volcanic regions on the planet. Follow the wind patterns that caused the volcanic ash to disrupt European flight travel. [PDF] Tech and transport trends: Get region-by-region information on Internet and mobile phone usage. Find out which populations own the most PCs and where the most traveled air traffic corridors are located. [PDF]

Global Health: Learn which regions spend the most on health care, where HIV/AIDS and malaria are prevalent, and who will feel the greatest impact from fresh water scarcity. [PDF] Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: New regional maps provide a deeper understanding of these areas of conflict--the terrain, population centers, cultural issues, and other factors that play an important role in both wars. North Korea: See at a glance why a satellite view of the Korean Peninsula at night--one half glowing with light, the other in darkness--speaks volumes about the sociopolitical divide between North and South. A guide to the galaxy: Scientific advances in humanity’s knowledge of what lies beyond Earth are represented in meticulous maps of the Moon, Mars, the Milky Way, and the outer reaches of our expanding universe. [PDF]

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National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition showcases the Earth in stunning detail, through a magnificent collection of world, continental, and regional maps that represent up-to-the-minute political geography. Throughout the Ninth Edition, state-of-the-art cartographic technologies and thousands of updates deliver accuracy and quality. Innovative new physical and thematic sections address the most compelling issues facing our world today. Preeminent scientists and experts in geographical specialty fields have consulted on all topics, to ensure that the maps, graphs, and text convey significant trends and findings relevant to modern science. Innovative design makes the wide-ranging content wonderfully accessible, resulting in an accurate, useful, and user-friendly reference to the world.

Map coverage in the Ninth Edition is more comprehensive and up-to-date than ever before:

· Newly generated regional maps reveal in great detail the geography of places in the news today, strengthening the reference aspect of the Atlas in its coverage of newsworthy developments, from conflict in the Middle East to global warming in North America.
· Dramatic, state-of-the-art ocean floor maps show more detail, more features, and more soundings than in any other atlas.
· Extraterrestrial maps chart the Northern and Southern skies, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the Universe, with new maps of Mars and the Moon that denote physical features, spacecraft landings, and impact sites.

Twenty new thematic spreads illustrate crucial aspects of the human and physical world: population, urbanization, and their environmental impact, as well as human rights, health and wellness, culture, climate, technology, and many other topics. In this section, world maps appear in the same scale and projection to make it easier for the reader to compare layers of information. Plus, new highlighted notes called "connections" point out the interrelationships between topics.

The reference value of the National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition is unparalleled, with the place-name index now exceeding 150,000 entries to incorporate the thousands of features covered on the new spreads. Simple, straightforward index design provides readers with ease of navigation in finding the places they want to explore.

This blend of mapping expertise, comprehensive coverage, and award-winning design places the National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition in a class by itself.

Free gift: The Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition also comes with two free frameable map prints! This premium map is a two-piece, antique-styled map of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, reflecting current political boundaries. The two sheets can be mounted separately or together in one frame. Dimensions for each sheet are: 11-1/2" x 14-5/8".

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