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Title:
The new international atlas = Der neue internationale Atlas.
Author:
Rand McNally and Company.
Corporate Author:
Edition:
Twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
[Chicago] : Rand McNally, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 atlas (xvi, A24 pages, 320 pages, I200 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 38 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780528838088
Format :
Atlas

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Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

First published 25 years ago to show that U.S. commercial map firms could turn out as good an atlas as the Europeans, this is indeed a worthy competitor to the great Times Atlas. The maps are clear, the colors beautiful, and the place-name index has latitude and longitude given for each name. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Rand McNally's New International Atlas and the Times Ninth Comprehensive Edition are the best single-volume world reference atlases available in English. Just the amount of cartographic information in the Rand McNally is impressive. Coverage of different geographic areas is very fairly balanced, while the depth of detailÄa 170,000-entry index, for instanceÄis superb. (Only the Times exceeds it.) The New International's maps are remarkably clear and easy to read given their wealth of detail. Unlike the Times, Rand McNally shows elevation with shaded relief in addition to hypsometric tints (see "Scouting Expedition," p. 42). This creates a more naturalistic appearance but your preference is a matter of taste. (Without shaded relief, the Times elevation contours are easier to read and conveyed in more detail, but the maps look more like maps and less like idealized aerial photographs.) The explanatory material in the Rand McNally is minimal but sufficient. The atlas's straightforward, logical organization is clearly explained in the foreword. A graphic index aids in quick location of maps. The comprehensive index makes excellent use of symbols to distinguish among features, and provides latitudes and longitudes. The book itself is very large, which means the maps are satisfyingly large, as well. The paper should stand up well to heavy use. In its favor, compared to the Times, this revision of the New International is almost up-to-the-minute, an advantage that it of course will lose when the Times is revised. A more clear advantage in some settings is the New International's truly international character. Most of the text is provided in five languages, and there is an extensive glossary of geographical terms in more than 50 languages. The New International Atlas is a joy to use and worth serious consideration for any reference collection. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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