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Title:
World atlas.
Author:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Edition:
First American edition 1999.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
xxxvi, 492 pages : color illustrations ; 46 cm
General Note:
"Copyright 1999 Dorling Kindersley Limited"--Verso t.p.

Includes geographical glossary and index-gazetteers.

Millennium edition.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780789446046
Format :
Atlas

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Summary

Summary

A greatly expanded and completely updated special edition of the renowned DK World Atlas, the DK World Atlas Millennium Edition is the crowning achievement of DK's state-of-the-art Cartographic Division. With features including gatefold maps, an 80,000-place-name index/gazetteer, 3-D terrain models, and unique, cloud-free satellite maps from remote-sensed data, this stunning book presents the world at a level of detail and clarity unmatched by any other atlas, at any price. The DK World Atlas Millennium Edition is both an incomparable portrait of Earth in the year 2000 and an invaluable reference work for the new millennium.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The Millennium atlas has much the same content as the DK World Atlas (1997) but with a larger format, a free companion CD-ROM and wall map, a slipcover, and a higher price. The new edition of the dictionary (the first appeared in 1994) adds a 48-page section with information on topics like the Hubble Space Telescope, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and digital photography.


Library Journal Review

This is a visually stunning, large-format geographical guide to the world from the editors of DK. An introductory section places Earth in the context of our solar system and then explains its structure (plate tectonics, geological composition), describes the elements that shaped its surface (wind, heat, and ice), and graphs world populations and economic and political systems. In traditional DK style, there is a vast variety of visual information. There are at least two types of maps for each region: One shows the physical layout of the region and includes color-coded points of interest such as the urban/rural breakdown of a country or its modes of transportation. The other is a beautifully detailed satellite-image map. Photographs surround each map, pinpointing important features. On the Iberian Peninsula, for instance, one photograph details the terraced vineyards of Portugal's Douro Valley, another shows the stark cliffs of Algarve, and a satellite image offers an expanded view of the Ebro River valley. The DK atlas includes useful indexes, such as country facts, a geographical glossary, and a name index. The only drawback to this large, well-produced atlas is its less-than-definitive list of cities and rivers; travelers may have to refer to other atlases (such as the most recent Rand McNally or Macmillan's high-priced and oversized Book of the World). This volume is recommended for libraries looking for an up-to-date complement to atlas reference collections.--Mark Rotella, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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