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The World Book atlas.
World Book, Inc.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : World Book, [1997]

Physical Description:
1 atlas (xxxii, 192 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm
General Note:
Maps copyrighted by Rand McNally.

Includes index.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library G1021 .W6735 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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A rugged and attractive general purpose atlas for student or family use, including the states of the US and the provinces of Canada as well as physical and political maps of many countries and regions and all continents of the world. Twenty-five pages of thematic maps document aspects of the earth's land and its uses, and the earth's peoples and their cultures. Lavishly illustrated narrative sections examine the earth's features, peoples and their lands, and the earth as a planet. Most of the maps, the index, and many of the illustrative materials are derived from atlases by Rand McNally and Istituto Geografico De Agostini (Italy). 10.75x14.75" Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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School Library Journal Review

This is a shorter, weaker version of the Cosmopolitan World Atlas. World Book has all the drawbacks of the Cosmopolitan without the benefit of the latter's maps of U.S. states and Canadian provinces. That wouldn't be so bad if the price were reasonable. But World Book asks $109 for significantly less than Rand McNally offers for $70. This is not so much a bad atlas as a bad deal. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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