An encyclopedic view of the planet, this comprehensive visual reference is a guide to the world's continents, regions, and countries with more than 90 maps and detailed fact files on every nation.
Use Essential World Atlas, 9th Edition to see different views of the globe through a series of thematic maps detailing the political and physical world, time zones, the global economy, populations, languages, climates, and regional conflicts. The high-definition maps were created using the latest digital techniques and satellite data. Covering 80,000 geographical places, the topic maps cover everything from land use to industry. Look up key statistics using data profiles, stay in the know with a glossary of geographic terms, and easily find the information you need with an index comprised of more than 20,000 entries.
Fully revised and updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes, Essential World Atlas, 9th Edition is a reference perfect for work, home, or school that truly lives up to its name and sets new standards in cartographic excellence.