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  • Item #: 007967
    ISBN: 9780528017896
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    This atlas from Rand McNally bridges the gap between simpler atlases geared to younger students and adult reference-only atlases. Like its adult cousins, this atlas is packed full of colorful maps and handy reference material; however, it also includes some student-friendly features such as charts/graphs, and narrative text. The atlas begins with an overview of map terminology. Next are sections on the earth/solar system, plate tectonics, climate, and other topics pertaining to physical geography. A twelve-page countries and flags of the world section presents basic information about 199 countries. Seven world maps are included: political, physical, climate, economic, population density, environments, and time zones. Detailed political and physical maps are provided for each of the seven continents and the U.S., plus thematic maps and select regional/country maps. Some examples of the continent thematic maps include: climate, population, environments/land use, or special topics specific to the continent (i.e. destruction of the rain forest in South America). Glossary and index included. 176 pgs, pb. Revisd in 2017. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 007961
    ISBN: 9780528015076
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    With more maps and more detail, this is Rand McNally's next step up from the Primary Atlas (#037759). The colorful atlas begins with an overview of map and globe terminology, followed by world maps: a physical map, political map, world land use map, and climate map. Next is a United States political map, plus a section on U.S. regions and a timeline of original settlers and explorers, before moving on to political maps for all seven continents. Simple map legends are included for each map, as well as interesting facts, captioned photos of regional people, animals, or landmarks, and simple timelines/charts/graphs. Each of the maps in this atlas also contains a map question, challenging students to apply their map-reading skills. A glossary and index are provided at the back of the book. 48 pgs. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 037759
    ISBN: 9780528004698
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    Introduce your youngest students to geography with this atlas from Rand McNally. It begins with a section on basic map reading terminology and then proceeds through maps of the United States, World, and all seven continents. The maps featured are colorful, large-print political maps with shaded areas designating mountain ranges. Simple map legends are included for each map, and the margins contain small captioned photos of people, animals, or landmarks from the continents and countries. A basic fact or two about the continent is listed at the top of the page, with some maps containing a "map skills challenge." For example, the Africa map states, "Africa is the warmest continent," and the map skills challenge is "How many rivers can you find on the Africa map?" Index of countries included. 17 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 036559
    ISBN: 9780528015144
    Retail: $12.00
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    Colorful, appealing, and kid-friendly, the Classroom Atlas from Rand McNally is the next step up from the Junior Classroom Atlas (#007961) with more maps, more detail and more information. The book begins with a section defining map terminology. Next are nine world maps, each with a different emphasis: physical, political, climates, population density, and time zones, to name a few. Following are physical, political, and thematic maps for each continent. Thematic maps might showcase climate, environments, population, economic activities, natural hazards, or transportation. Each continent map section begins with an introduction that provides a historical and geographical overview of the continent, a timeline, and photos of people, places, animals, or landmarks from the continent. Additional maps are provided of the United States, Canada, and Mexico/Middle America. Graphs, charts, and "Did You Know?" fact boxes add visual interest and content. Interesting Top 10 lists (i.e. Largest lakes, longest rivers, most populated countries) are printed in the front and back inside cover. Index included. This is the 13th edition, copyright 2015 and includes North and South Sudan. 208 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000733
    ISBN: 9780528014475
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    A comprehensive presentation of the major periods of world history in over 100 pages of full-color maps. Large maps cover Early and Ancient Civilization, Middle Ages, Early and Modern Times, Rise of Modern Europe, World in Conflict and the Contemporary World. See how the world has changed across the centuries, and trace the rise and fall of civilizations as land was claimed, conquered, and conceded.

  • Item #: 009355
    ISBN: 9780528013416
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    They'll all become back seat drivers when you give them their own road atlases. But at least it may save you from those "How much farther?" questions AND teach them how to read a map and navigate in the process. Each two-page state spread has a real road map with kid-level detail and appeal, plus state information like the capital, official bird, flower, tree and state nickname. Facing page has a game or puzzle to play for each state, too. Some incorporate map reading skills.

  • Item #: 067739
    ISBN: 9781465444998
    Retail: $35.00
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     Newly revised and updated in 2016, this 7th edition full-color world atlas features a wealth of reference material in the form of high-definition maps, superb photographs, diagrams and topical maps. Created using the latest digital techniques and satellite data, this history/geography resource sets new standards for cartographic excellence. Any student of the physical aspects of our planet and world cultures would be delighted to have this quality publication. Measures 10” x 13”. 350 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 047438
    ISBN: 9781465435552
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    Using a world atlas can be overwhelming to young learners. DK/Smithsonian has taken the intimidation factor out of the equation with this lovely atlas intended just for children. This 128-page atlas is full of fun, colorful pictures on every page. Travel through North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Polar Regions with maps labeled for major cities, flags, places of interest, agriculture, and more. Information is presented in small paragraphs to be more reader-friendly. Every continent begins with an overview and is then broken down by country. Learn about the climate, culture, and geography of each place. Children will be able to travel the world without ever leaving home! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026779
    ISBN: 9780753459416
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    This is an atlas kids can call their own. Made specifically for kids and young readers, it has just enough information to be accessible, but not so much that it will overwhelm them. It is very colorful, with each continent shown twice. One maps out the political borders, displays flags, and has a short caption about each country; the other is a resource map showing rivers, lakes, mountains, where different animals live, and where things are made. The atlas also briefly covers how to use the atlas, how maps are made, and climate and land of the world. The flags of the world are shown by continent in the back of the book, and a fold-out map of the United States and Canada is included. There are a number of activities throughout the book, answers are included. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 022382
    ISBN: 9780528012792
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    This colorful and all-encompassing map is perfect for the classroom or home, and contains accurate and current information. Spanning 50" x 32", it can be pinned to the wall or framed. It features labeled cities, borders, bodies of water, mountains, and topological details. – John

  • Item #: 035064
    ISBN: 9780794512446
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    This book offers a clever method of introducing young children to important events in world history. Filled with over 100 stickers featuring objects, people, and scenes representing these happenings, your child will travel the world and briefly learn about such events as the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The stickers are numbered, allowing for your child to easily locate the correct map to which they belong. Maps are divided into the following regions: Africa, Asia, North and Central America, South America, The Middle East, Australasia, Europe (Western), and Europe (Eastern). Although this book is not designed to provide an overly detailed account of the history of the world, it does serve to familiarize young learners to some of the more notable historical events. Please note: one of the events highlighted does pertain to Charles Darwin and his contribution to the idea of evolution. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 014586
    ISBN: 9780321209986
    Retail: $10.95
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    These maps that show the spread of world religions, Alexander's empire, trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Mongol Empires, exploration and colonization, Japanese expansion in Asia, etc., will be invaluable for all kinds of research projects. User-friendly and with an index at the rear of the book, this softcover atlas will be a handy tool in your homeschool. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 031397
    ISBN: 9780133864649
    Retail: $33.84
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    First published in 1923, this atlas has gone on to become the number-one college reference atlas used in the United States. Probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of world geography that we sell, this one will meet all your needs from a basic reference tool for finding countries, capitals, cities, mountains, rivers, and oceans, to a detailed study on, quite literally, hundreds of different aspects of worldwide geography. The atlas is divided into three sections: World Maps, Regional Maps, and Tables and Indexes. The World Maps section is a collection of dozens and dozens of mostly thematic maps, but it also includes a political world map, a physical world map, and three ocean floor maps. The Regional Maps section then looks at each of the continents in turn, as well as the major oceans and polar regions. North America is more closely studied than the others, with 76 pages of thematic maps of the US providing an in-depth look at the geographic aspects of employment, transportation, climate, and other topics; over 140 pages of reference maps are devoted to the other continents, oceans, and polar regions. The final section contains the tables of statistics, glossary of foreign geographical terms, abbreviations and pronunciations of geographic names, 30,000 longitude and latitude locations, and a subject index that no atlas would be without. Complete, colorful, and up-to-date, this atlas is a very easy-to-use resource that will help every reader or student of geography get to know our world. 426 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 008081
    ISBN: 9781426205330
    Retail: $40.00
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    Much more than "just" an atlas, this reference book from National Geographic traces the development of the three civilizations that occupied parallel (sometimes intersecting) but divergent places in the Medieval world (400 – 1500 AD). The history of each century is gloriously traced in 30 page segments of this majestic, colorful, hardcover book. Rich in lyrical and captivating stories with colorful characters, exciting battles and alluring intrigues, voices of the day speak from words of rare manuscripts, landmark documents, and classic works of literature. Within each century the notable occurrences in European Christendom, Eastern European Byzantium, and Middle Eastern Islam are highlighted along with a timeline showing their relationship to each other. In addition to historical description and analysis, side-bar commentary covers beliefs, arts & letters, personae (biographical sketches), innovation, edifices, and locus (writings/books). There is considerable text – surprising in an atlas – but there are the expected maps as well. Within each century, there is a "modern" map showing the boundaries of each civilization during that time frame as well as historical maps reflecting the "at-the-time" perspective. There is also a world overview map that gives a summary of what was happening in the other parts of the world during that same century. Interesting, illustrative material abounds: art reproductions, artifact photos (in color), jewelry, photos of modern-day cities or artistic representations of historic ones, portraits, buildings, etc. There is much more here than a casual skimming of the pages provides. This book is used as a textual reference for some history programs, and it's easy to see why. Although not quite in the category of high school world history text (but close), it provides a detailed secular look at three amazing religion-based civilizations, two of which directly impact later centuries. 384 pgs, hc ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067752
    ISBN: 9781426324345
    Retail: $18.99
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     Fully revised and updated in 2016, this atlas of the United States produced by National Geographic, provides children with easy-to-read maps and full-color photographs that help make the people, places, and natural wonders of the fifty states come alive. This quality publication includes fifty state maps that correspond to the political map of the U.S., regional maps that highlight each state’s location, details regarding U.S. territories, numerous interesting facts about each state, and more than 200 vibrant images. Filled with simply excellent reference material, this atlas will benefit any student just beginning to explore the history or geography of the United States. 128 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 014583
    ISBN: 9781930194137
    Retail: $10.95
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    Your study of history will be greatly enhanced by the many informative maps in this atlas. The maps show information such as the European Exploration of North America, slave trade routes, settlement by ethnic groups, California's early settlements, the Missouri compromise, expansion of railroads, Sherman's march, and more! Full color, index included. 56 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 062682
    ISBN: 9780794530402
    Retail: $9.99
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    As a child, the travel map we used had a picture atlas on the exterior. I spent so much time pouring over that cover that I still remember, as a result, which states produce oil. Here’s an opportunity to provide that experience for your elementary children. The actual atlas is in the first 24 pages. The remaining pages are filled with over 350 stickers to place in the appropriate atlas location. Children can easily find the correct location by finding the “shadowed” picture of the sticker. But it’s not just pictures here! Each map has information and details regarding animals, culture and geographical locations in small, clear print. Maps include one of the world; Western and Eastern Europe; North and South Africa; Western and Eastern Asia; North and Central America; South America; Australasia and Oceania; the Antarctic and Antarctica. End the book with a brief world quiz to test your new knowledge. Once done, you’ll have a picture atlas to continually use! Just wonderful! 9 3/8” x 12”, 34 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 029184
    ISBN: 9780753459140
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    Divided by geographical region and civilization, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Europe, the Indus Valley, Minoans and Myceneans, the Mediterranean, Greece, Rome, Africa, India, China, North America, Central and South America, Australia, and Polynesia. Note: A few pages cover "prehistory" and "early humans" but this info can easily be skipped.

  • Item #: 036558
    ISBN: 9780528016653
    Retail: $9.00
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    This Rand McNally Atlas is colorful and appealing for middle-grade students. The atlas begins with a Discoverer's Tools section that introduces students to map reading and terminology such as map projections, directions, grid systems, legends, and symbols. Next is a world maps section with physical, political, climate, environment, and population density maps. The U.S. maps section includes even more types of maps, with physical, political, climate, environment, population density, and time zone maps. A Regions of the United States contains close-up, detailed regional maps along with a narrative overview and captioned photos of landmarks and charts pertaining to unique topics of interest within the region. The text is large and readable, with bold vocabulary words keyed to an index. "Time to Explore" boxes scattered throughout the atlas challenge students to use map reading skills to answer questions. The final section of the atlas, Settlement of the United States, begins with a timeline showing the population growth of our country. Maps showing U.S. population changes are included, such as Native American homelands, routes to the New World, the original thirteen colonies, and immigration patterns. The back of the book includes state tables with statistics (i.e., population, population rank, area in square miles, year admitted to the Union, capital city). A glossary is included. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 058426
    ISBN: 9781596951372
    Retail: $8.99
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    This detailed and informative atlas contains maps and information about 195 countries and all 50 states individually. Its compact size makes it a great desk reference. Learn each country's flag, motto and other information as well as a bit of history for each state. A great resource for any geography or current events class. 389 pgs, sc.- Laura

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
    Retail: $19.99
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 043503
    ISBN: 9781572627703
    Retail: $12.95
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    While this atlas has a fairly unassuming look to it, and a price-point to match, it actually contains a stunning array of information. At 112 pages, you might just get more for your money out of this atlas than from most. A helpful highlighted tab section printed across the top of each open spread tells you exactly what you are looking at. The first tab, of course (after the table of contents), is how to use the atlas; the next tab contains the legend/projection/scale. Then comes latitude and longitude, map types, the solar system map, the world physical map, the world political map, the world's ocean floors, earth dynamics (earthquake and volcano zones), geographic features (the only section I found that refers to "millions of years"), climate, vegetation/land cover, environmental issues, population, population issues, languages/literacy/religions, land use/GDP/employment, mining/energy, information sharing, and transportation. The continent section spends the most time on North America, with maps detailing the following: political, physical, population, land use and resources, climate, and vegetation. The US is looked at in detail through the following: state flags, physical and political maps and facts, climate, vegetation, land use, energy and minerals, transportation, population, and income. Canada and Mexico both have close-ups showing political and physical country maps, with flags and crests. The other continents have the following maps: political, physical, population, GDP, land use, climate, vegetation, and environmental issues. This atlas gives you a really thorough overview of the world using thematic, political, and physical maps and deals with the world mostly at the continental level. The only regions that are looked at more closely are the US, Canada, and Mexico. A very colorful, easy-to-use resource. – Zach

  • Item #: 036459
    ISBN: 9780890517062
    Retail: $19.99
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    Tired of exposing your children to evolutionary "facts" while studying the countries of our world? Well, no more! Master Books, in partnership with My Father's World, provides this quality resource designed to enhance our study of the world from a Christian perspective.

    Each of the seven continents is represented with highlights of more well-know nations. Information typically found in a quality atlas is included like landmarks, rivers, countries/capitals, flags, peoples, distinctive animals, biomes and the physical characteristic of the land. Unique to this atlas is the information on Christian history, people of faith and Christian traditions around the globe. For example, in the section on Saudia Arabia we read, "One of the first church buildings ever constructed has been found here by archaeologists. Built around the 4th century, it has come to be called the Jubail Church. Many congregations of Christians once thrived here until they were killed or driven out by the growth of Islam at the end of the first millennium…" The other distinctive feature you will appreciate is the lack of evolutionary timeline dating. Additional resources found in the back of the book include a glossary, definitions of government systems, holidays around the world, and detailed index. Vividly illustrated with photographs and full color maps, children will be eager to learn more about God's world. Oversized HC. 96 ps. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 042004
    ISBN: 9781438003887
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  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
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    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 057764
    ISBN: 9781465438768
    Retail: $14.99
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    Used either as a reference or for more direct learning, this detailed atlas would be a great fit in any classroom. Each page includes a color physical map detailing typographic features, roads, rivers, airports, and more. The text for each region covers climate, environmental issues, landscape, population, industry, farming and land use. Includes a detailed index as well as a world map and chart of world flags.176 pgs, hc. Laura
  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
    Retail: $24.99
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 046509
    ISBN: 9780756645120
    Retail: $21.99
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    This is an impressive book filled with informative text and lots of beautiful photos, illustrations, maps, and overlays that really work to capture the essence and rich history of the ancient world. The book is divided into the following sections: The Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, The Americas, and Australia & the Pacific. Readers can visit the first cities of Sumer in Mesopotamia or join in Alexander the Great's quest to conquer the largest empire in the ancient world. Maybe you want to visit the pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge in Britain? With this book, all that and more is possible! Contains a bonus clip-art CD of images from the ancient world. hc. 96 pgs -Enh

  • Item #: 043711
    ISBN: 9781465429858
    Retail: $12.99
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    While this atlas comes in a mini size (4.25" x 5.3"), it still contains an impressive amount of maps and facts about the world. The first third of the book is composed of detailed maps of all the different continents and areas of the world. At first the maps are of entire continents and then they narrow in on specific countries, states, and areas. Standard items like bodies of water, cities, capitals, landforms, regions, etc. are labeled and many maps contain small captions that list historical events that happened in different areas on the map. The rest of the atlas is a "factfile" guide that shares statistics about the 195 countries of the world. For each country, the atlas includes another map of the area and information on geography, climate, people & society, and economy, and stats on date of formation, population, area, density, language, religions, ethnic mix, government, and currency. With 260 detailed maps and full coverage of the world's regions, this handy little atlas is a great reference to have around. 432 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel