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Uniting National Geographic's incomparable photography with state-of-the-art cartographic technology, this re-imagined and completely updated visual atlas is a compelling and authoritative resource that will enthrall readers.
Updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic's visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire history lovers, current event buffs, and cartography fans alike. From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color. Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is an essential reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars. Each page, created in collaboration with the world's premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers, is packed with up-to-the-minute information, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.
About the Author
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC cartographers bring a century of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to bear on every atlas product. Over the last decade, techniques used in digital mapping have undergone remarkable changes. Today, satellite and digital imaging technologies provide cartographers with new tools to map and animate Earth and our solar system. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, well-designed, functional, informative atlases is one of the great strengths of National Geographic.
“Every household should have an up-to-date atlas, especially if that household is a homeschooling household…What really impressed me, however, is that the educational value of this volume goes much deeper than just looking to see where things are.” –Just a Secular Homeschooler
“There is something in this book for everyone.” –BookExpression
“The Atlas is so dense it will keep any kind of nerd happy for weeks!...I’m running out of adjectives but trust me, this is a fantastic book.” –5 Minutes for Books
“With maps, photographs, and environmental commentary, the National Geographic Visual Atlas is made for every person of the world: the environmentally minded, the travelers and globetrotters, the people who just want to learn more about the state of the world that we live on.” –Main & Maple
“This is a book for explorers – both those who physically travel the globe and those that let the pages of books take them on incredible adventures. It is also perfect for a household with science-minded students of any age.” –Literary Quicksand
“I LOVE IT. I definitely recommend looking at it while sitting at the coffee table which works out perfect for me because that’s its brand new home.” –Instagram: @shereadswithcats
“There are no words to capture the beauty of this book. Actually, I didn’t want to take it out of the plastic. The weight of the book gave me chills with anticipation for the exciting visual journey I was about to experience…I felt like National Geographic brought the world into my home…Who knew you could have so much fun with an atlas.” –What is That Book About
“The photography featured in this book is the most exquisite camera work you’re likely to find anywhere, bar none. But we’d expect nothing less from National Geographic. Over the years, they have always delivered jaw-dropping, canvas-worthy photographs that entice just as well as they educate…National Geographic doesn’t stop at just providing a collection of dry facts and boring maps. Instead, they dig deep, as they always do, and provide a book that is both reliably researched and carefully photographed, thus making for one of the most dazzling books you will ever own.” –Jathan and Heather