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Facts on File children's atlas
Wright, David, 1939-
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Upd. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 atlas (96 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, color photographs ; 30 cm
Text, photography, maps, and charts cover people and places by continent, providing population statistics, national flags, currency, stamps, etc.
General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by George Philip Ltd.

"Cartography by Philip's."--Copyright p.

Includes index.
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Clearfield Library G1021 .W686 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Concord Library G1021 .W686 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material
Grand Island Library G1021 .W686 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library G1021 .W686 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library G1021 .W686 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library G1021 .W686 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Illustrated and accessible, this atlas examines more than 30 separate nations and regions from around the world, including details of flags, coins and original artwork. It also contains quiz questions with references to the maps and text throughout the book.

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Booklist Review

This updated atlas for the elementary-through junior-high-age student goes from a global perspective to the various continents and then to specific countries or regions within the continent. The opening section, "Our Planet Earth," offers various maps that show the diversity of the world and prepares the reader to appreciate the individual continents and their unique features. Sections on the continents begin with geographic and political maps of the areas covered. Each regional or country map shows major cities as well as any city that is referred to in the text. Every map has insets that contain a locator map, the height of the landmass, and a scale legend. The level of detail in the maps provides more information than can be found in some other atlases for children. Additional material includes statistics; quiz or puzzle questions; representations of flags, postage stamps, and coinage; and sidebars highlighting aspects of history or culture. The Facts On File Children's Atlas is recommended as an update for older volumes that lack the political changes in recent years. Its inviting format should appeal to children in school and public libraries.



The Facts On File Children's Atlas takes young readers on an exciting trip around the world, one continent and one country at a time. Beautifully illustrated and easy to read, this book provides a detailed look at more than 30 separate nations and regions. This edition features new mapping and updated statistics throughout. Each section covers population, topography, culture, religion, and climate. Cultural comparisons provide young readers with an understanding of their peers around the world. Special features include: Full-color maps and striking illustrations of people and places around the world The current information available on a wide variety of geographical subjects Fun quiz questions with references to the maps and text throughout the book Endpapers that feature full-color flags of the world and promote interest and a global understanding of other cultures Stamps, coins, original artwork, and more. Excerpted from Children's Atlas by David Wright, Jill Wright All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Our Planet Earth
Our Planet Earthp. 4
Mountains, Plains and Seasp. 6
The Countries of the Worldp. 8
People of the Worldp. 10
Cold and Hot Landsp. 12
Wet and Dry Landsp. 14
Enjoying Mapsp. 16
Europep. 18
Scandinaviap. 20
The UK and Irelandp. 22
Beneluxp. 24
Francep. 26
Germany and Austriap. 28
Spain and Portugalp. 30
Switzerland and Italyp. 32
Southeast Europep. 34
Eastern Europep. 36
Asiap. 38
Russia and Neighborsp. 40
Middle Eastp. 42
South Asiap. 44
Southeast Asiap. 46
China and Neighborsp. 48
Japanp. 50
Africap. 52
North Africap. 54
West Africap. 56
Central and East Africap. 58
Southern Africap. 60
The Pacific
The Pacificp. 62
Australiap. 64
New Zealandp. 66
North America
North Americap. 68
Canadap. 70
United Statesp. 72
Eastern USp. 74
Western USp. 76
Central Americap. 78
West Indiesp. 80
South America
South Americap. 82
Tropical South Americap. 84
Temperate South Americap. 86
The Arctic and Antarctica
The Arcticp. 88
Antarcticap. 89
Quiz Questions and Index
Quiz Questionsp. 90
Indexp. 92
Answers to Questionsp. 96
Acknowledgementsp. 96

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