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Rand Mcnally Historical Atlas Of The World

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  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
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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 #: 012737
    ISBN: 9780140513356
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  • Item #: 055220
    ISBN: 9780528015342
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  • 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

  • Item #: 001359
    ISBN: 9780140513318
    Retail: $21.00
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    An excellent reference book revealing the changing face of Egypt through the ages and its rulers via maps, photographs, and cultural and historical narrative.
  • Item #: 065300
    ISBN: 9781632204332
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      World War II: one of the most complicated wars of the 20th century, involving almost every country in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America in an all-out war of Nazism, Communism, and aggression. Many of the world’s most powerful leaders were pitted against one another in a complicated tangle of influence and allegiance. This book explores many of the finer details of the war using simple language, contemporary illustrations, and a diverse array of “Did you know?” facts to ease understanding and retain knowledge. Each two-page spread covers a significant topic, highlighting important events such as Hitler’s rise to power, the Pearl Harbor attack, and many others often glossed over in textbooks, such as the conflict in China and the rise of Mao. Information is presented in a very straightforward manner, compartmented by topic. Along with a number of maps and photographs, the book adds interesting facts such as how Japan was actually a safe haven for Jewish refugees fleeing Europe, or how Japanese-Americans were detained in the US, are sure to pique young readers’ interest. 72 pages, hc.

  • Item #: 012738
    ISBN: 9780140513295
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  • Item #: 046829
    ISBN: 9780982537701
    Retail: $46.95
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    A cursory glance through this curriculum elicits several descriptive words: detail, depth, creativity, and flexibility. This course combines a textual history of maps and map-making with innumerable activities. Through hand-drawn and edible maps, star charts and video documentaries, games and watercolors, students will see the world portrayed not only as an atlas shows it but also in a way that can't be contained between the covers of a book. There are 60 pages of historical readings (well illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings) which chronicle exploration and mapping from the time of the earliest maps through the 1800s. Accompanying these readings are 90 pages of drawing lessons that guide students step-by-step through freehand drawings of islands, countries, continents, and other geographic locales. There are also over 100 pages of supplemental activities including review worksheets, games, art and craft activities, links to online videos (map projections, virtual tours of globe factories, bios of explorers, etc.), and quizzes. Additional resources supplied with the book are DVDs that contain actual drawing lessons for the map drawing activities and a printable PDF version of the curriculum. While the drawing lessons don't have you labeling every single island, river, or mountain on the planet, the detail of the coastlines, borders, major cities, and main geographic features is such that you should be well prepared for the final project: drawing your own map of the world. Colorful and distinct, this curriculum has enough variance for both the eager and reticent cartographer.

  • Item #: 000167
    ISBN: 9781506400105
    Retail: $12.99
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    An excellent mapbook and companion to the Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History, the atlas contains a brief introduction, 30 maps, a gazetteer, key locations, and Biblical references to events for each major historical period in the history of Israel. 32 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 030388
    ISBN: 9780486781211
    Retail: $5.99
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    Fascinating, fact-filled and fun! If you are familiar with the Dover coloring books you know how they are more than just a coloring book. Sixty pages of detailed images and puzzles (mazes, word search, etc) with solutions in the back will be a great supplement to any social studies curriculum. Pick a page or two that echoes your lessons or just work front to back through the book; your student will pick up some great information as they color states, islands, oceans & continents! Captions include cultural information, flora & fauna, economic & agricultural tidbits, historical facts and more. Each page is packed and will require some fine-point coloring implements like a nice set of colored pencils. Non-reproducible. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021429
    ISBN: 9780528942273
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  • Item #: 006063
    ISBN: 9780825128806
    Retail: $26.00
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    A wonderful way to incorporate geography into your world studies! Besides teaching basic map concepts like longitude and latitude, they help teach the facts and ideas of history; each map becoming a do-it-yourself visual aid. There are 35 map activities in all - each with a research and instruction sheet and a map to be completed, that span history from "Ancient Near East" to "Africa: The New Nations". Some maps are examples of historic concepts and terms. The map of Africa in 1914, for example, is a vivid portrayal of the concept of imperialism. Some activities are self-contained, some require reference to a text, others require some research in an atlas or encyclopedia. These sheets are not keyed to a particular text, but should work well with whatever text or course you choose - or use by itself as a survey course. A key is provided for each of the exercises, but there is no key for the map work. Sheets are reproducible (for within your home).

  • Item #: 004068
    ISBN: 9780528016059
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  • Item #: 004064
    ISBN: 9780528016011
    Retail: $11.99
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       Work in some geography & architecture to your coloring with gorgeous fine-line images of cities like Istanbul, London, Moscow, Chicago, Stockholm, and more! Add this to a unit study on world cultures, regional architecture, world geography, or just color it for the fun of the designs. These are not exact replicas of famous buildings but more of a representation of the architecture of the various cities. More than 60 scenes to color (double-sided pages.) High-quality paper will reduce marker bleed-through, but pencils are best if you plan to color both sides. 8.5x10.5”

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