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With superbly crafted maps covering the entire globe, this new edition of Oxford's Essential World Atlas offers thorough geographical coverage at an affordable price. In addition to topographic and political maps, city maps, and satellite imagery, the Essential Atlas features dozens of thematic maps, charts, and graphs that explain many fundamental concepts in human geography. The new Eighth Edition has been updated to show the latest transportation information, administrative boundary changes, new flags, name changes, national parks, major tourist sites, and historical places of interest. The Essential World Atlas is packed with information, including statistics on the area, population, and annual income of every country in the world. Metro maps of 70 cities provide detailed information on tourist sites, transportation hubs, and other aspects of interest to the traveler. Enhancing its utility, the maps are fully indexed, allowing for quick reference. The atlas also features a selection of stunning satellite images that provide an impression of our world from above, offering insight into how cities expand and rivers create life in the desert, with cities including Canberra, Kingston, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Tehran, Toronto, and Venice. Finally, the atlas includes a thematic "World in Focus" section, with maps and diagrams exploring topics such as Climate, Energy, Oceans, Population, Travel and Tourism, and Quality of Life. Meticulously crafted and thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition of Oxford's Essential World Atlas is an indispensable resource for students, teachers, armchair travelers, tourists, and anyone else curious about all corners of the globe.