| RAND McNALLY the |
WORLD Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
- Hardback book
- Copyright © 1996 by Rand McNally
" Leading off the atlas is a 24-page section entitled World Superlatives and Information Tables.
Colorful and highly illustrated, it provides the geographic information people seek most often: the world's longest rivers, highest mountains, largest lakes, most-populous countries, and many more fascinating facts.
Next comes The World, Continents, and Oceans, 16 pages of highly detailed, beautifully rendered political and portrait maps offering an overview of the world's geography, topography, and political divisions.
The core of the atlas is the 208-page Gazetteer of the Countries of the World, in which all of the world's countries are presented in alphabetical order.
Global Locator Maps establish the global setting of each country.
Articles present concise, substantive descriptions of each country.
Regional Locator Maps show the location of each country in relation to neighboring
countries and major bodies of water.
Reference Maps of individual countries present a wealth of geographic
information, including: country boundaries; principal cities and towns;
railroads; terrain elevations and depths; and major geographic features
such as rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, and deserts.
Size Comparison Maps show how each country compares in size to the United States.
Population and GDP Comparison Bar Graphs compare the subject country's population and
Gross Domestic Product to those of the U.S. Ethnic Group Pie Charts show the ethnic
makeup of the subject country's populace.
Urban/Rural Bar Graphs show how each subject country's population breaks down with regard
to urban dwellers and rural dwellers.
Full-color photographs offer beautiful and fascinating glimpses of the
landscapes, cityscapes, and peoples of the world's countries. "
" This is a wonderfully concise reference book.
The book offers "at a glance" facts which give a quick overview as well as text synopsis of the people, economy & land and history & politics. "
" Ideal for family use, this new atlas is a complete source for homework assignments, and is also a richly authoritative reference for home or office.
Stunning photos and comprehensive geographic information combine to present all the world's countries in a logical, alphabetic sequence.
A state-of-the-art reference map of each country accompanies facts on religion, ethnicity, population, and more. "
This book is in very good condition with minor wear including a scratch on the front cover and some very minor edgewear.
No torn or ripped pages.
No other markings or writing.