Cover image for Dorling Kindersley children's atlas.
Dorling Kindersley children's atlas.
Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
1 atlas (176 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 36 x 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index and gazetteer.
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Material Type
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Clarence Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Concord Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction New Materials
Elma Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Juvenile Reference
North Collins Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize
City of Tonawanda Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library G1021 .D628 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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As we enter a new millennium, we are witnessing a period of dramatic environmental, political, and social changes to the structure and shape of our world. The time has come for a new way of representing our knowledge and understanding of the Earth. Using innovative computer technology and the latest cartographic data, the Dorling Kindersley Children's Atlas provides an amazingly fresh view of our home planet. Its unique three-dimensional maps, created from a computerized terrain model of the globe, have a clarity and accuracy never before seen in print. Each of the continents is introduced with a stunning physical map giving an overview of its geography, vegetation, and climate, while more than 50 superbly detailed large-scale maps focus on the world's countries, mapping their rivers, mountains, lakes, roads, and main cities. Over 1,000 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations help capture the particular flavor of each region and its people, depicting everything from historic buildings and local food to dramatic landscapes and traditional clothing. The unique combination of high-quality mapping, beautiful images, and informative text is a brand-new way of presenting geographical information for use both at home and at school.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-8. Here's the latest edition of a large-format atlas first published in 1994 as The Eyewitness Atlas of the World. Updated throughout with minor changes, such as the identification of Nunavut on the map of western Canada, the book's most significant addition is a 16-page section called "The North American Continent," which precedes the old "North America" chapter. The new section includes maps showing information such as climate, environment, pre-Columbian history, Western expansion routes, and Native American and Asian populations in the U.S. and Canada today. A colorful atlas for libraries seeking to update collections. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This revision of the Eyewitness Atlas of the World (DK, 1994; o.p.) boasts maps created using "innovative computer technology and the latest cartographic data"; brief, broad overviews of geography, climate, resources, industry, and vegetation; and hundreds of photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. The representation of the physical characteristics of the continents and countries is truly stunning; the maps appear three-dimensional. In addition, they are lighter and multicolored, an improvement over those in the earlier edition. Brief captions accompany the illustrative material, giving readers information on cultural, economic, and geographic aspects of countries. A new section covering the North American continent has been added. The index includes only map locations and fact boxes on the countries. There is much to like about this atlas. The layout is open and the book contains a wealth of information. Yet, it may be difficult for children to use. The typeface is light and it is often difficult to locate a country's name on the map. The many small icons on the physical maps often make it difficult to extract information and the symbols used in the index's fact boxes call for rather sophisticated information-retrieval skills. The National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers (National Geographic, 1998) is easier to use and while it does not include as much peripheral information, it more than covers the basics. Dorling Kindersley Children's Atlas, while not essential, could be used as an additional resource and for browsing.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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