The only world atlas up to date every year, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford’s Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas in the marketplace. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes world wide, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth’s surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics, a six-page special on “The Future of the Oceans and Seas,” and satellite images of earth, including eleven stunning images sourced from NASA’s up to date Earth Remark Satellite, Landsat 8, launched in 2013. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a “Gazetteer of Nations” that has been comprehensively checked and up to date to include up to date economic and political changes, and a 48-page “Introduction to World Geography,” beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on a large number of topics of geographic significance, such as the geology and atmosphere of Earth, food and water supply, biodiversity, energy, global conflict, human health, and standards of living. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly up to date for this 22nd edition.
Providing the finest global coverage to be had, the Atlas of the World is not only the most productive-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.