For a comprehensive atlas of our planet, turn to the Encyclopędia Britannica World Atlas,
complete with the full benefit of satellite imaging, laser measurement, and other modern
and accurate mapping techniques. This 432-page atlas, with an extensive, analytic 33-page
introductory section, contains 254 pages of maps. The maps are organized by region: North
America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia and Oceania (including the
North and South Poles). Each section begins with a beautiful 8-page introductory spread on
the region as a whole, followed by comprehensive and up-to-date physical and political maps
of the region's countries. With the Encyclopędia Britannica World Atlas, you can be confident
that you have updated information on today's world.
BRINGING THE WORLD'S PHYSICAL RELIEF TO LIFE
Highly detailed terrain models with ten times more detail than any other atlas and rich color schemes give an unsurpassed impression of the Earth.
EYE-CATCHING AND COMPREHENSIVE CARTOGRAPHY
Over 330 map areas, including over 100 city plans, show the world's political and physical geography.
Fact-Filled Introductory Section
The World Today includes detailed information on the planets, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, climate, population, energy, and much more.
EXTENSIVE INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The easy-to-use index contains 100,000 fully cross-referenced place-names, each with its geographical coordinates, and also includes variant language spellings and historical forms. The index is accompanied by an explanatory glossary of geographical terms.
The Earth's place in the universe, its physical forms and processes, the living world, and human condition are covered in this stimulating series of global thematic maps.
SECTION TWO: The Atlas
Continent by continent, the world is thoroughly examined in a series of 330 maps. Detailed landscape bases are generated from satellite data and draped with river, road, and rail networks.
SECTION THREE: Countries of the World
Important up-to-date geopolitical facts are covered for all countries.
SECTION FOUR: The Index
Finding places is quick and convenient with an easy-to-use index of 100,000 atlas section place-names.
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