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Title:
Hammond compact Peters world atlas : [the earth in true proportion]
Author:
Hammond World Atlas Corporation.
Publication Information:
Union, NJ : Hammond World Atlas Corp., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 atlas (231 pages) : color maps ; 32 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

"Mapmakers for the 21st century."

Copyright 2002 by Akademische Verlagsanstalt, Vaduz. First published in 1991 by Longman, updated for 2002.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780843718324
Format :
Atlas

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Summary

All maps in this atlas were created on the Peters Projection, which preserves area accuracy, thus giving an impression of the world quite different from the commonly used Mercator projection maps. Some fine features: land forms are clearly shown with 3-D effects; digital vegetation data (from satell


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Booklist Review

Claiming that atlases that use inconsistent scales (for example, showing North America and Europe in detailed, large-scale maps and the rest of the world in general, small-scale maps) present a distorted view of the world, this atlas depicts «each country at the same scale and at its true size in relation to the rest of the world.» In addition to the geographic maps, more than 240 thematic maps provide information on vegetation, industrial products, the status of women, and other topics. Some readers may have trouble seeing the hue ranges on the thematic maps. RBB.


Library Journal Review

The philosophy behind this unique atlas is clearly stated in the introduction: "We have come to accept as `natural' a representation of the world that devotes disproportionate space to large-scale maps of areas perceived as important, while consigning other areas to small-scale general maps. There is nothing `natural' about such a view of the world.... Yet, until now, no atlas has existed that provided a picture of the world undistorted by varying scales." As a remedy, this publication offers 43 full-color topographical maps using a scale based on Arno Peters's projection. Each double-page map depicts 1/60 of the earth's surface. Detail maps of more densely populated regions have been deliberately omitted as contrary to the intent of the atlas. Another innovation is to use shades of green and brown to represent vegetation or its lack rather than elevation. The maps are fully indexed using a page number and letter code for location rather than the usual grid references. The second half of the atlas explores "nature, man and society" through 45 subjects displayed in 246 thematic world maps that vary in size by topic from double-page spreads to eight per page. The text on these smaller maps is minute, so a magnifying glass may come in handy. Topics range from population to religion, agriculture, human rights, and the natural environment, using statistics obtained from the UN and other international organizations. In the spirit of rethinking traditional geography, Peters's proposed new decimal grid is shown on the endpaper, dividing the earth into 100 decimal degrees east-west and north-south, a system that would replace the Greenwich system of 360 adopted in 1884 at the zenith of Britain's power. Recommended for all reference collections as an informative and thought-provoking alternative to other compact atlases.-Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Map Finder for the Topographic Maps
Forewordp. 3
Introductionp. 6
Page Finder for Countriesp. 8
Key to the Topographic Sectionp. 9
Sources for Thematic Sectionp. 96
Introduction to the Thematic Sectionp. 97
Political World Mapp. 112
Relief and Vegetation of the Worldp. 230
The World in 43 Maps at the Same Scale
The Americas
Alaska. Canada (North-West)p. 11
Canada (North)p. 12
Canada (South-West). USA (West)p. 14
Canada (South-East). USA (East)p. 16
USA (South). Mexico. Hawaiip. 18
USA (South-East). Cuba. Caribbeanp. 20
Central America. South America (North)p. 22
South America (West)p. 24
South America (East)p. 26
South America (Central)p. 28
South America (South)p. 30
Europe
Northern Europep. 32
Southern Europep. 34
Eastern Europep. 50
Africa
Africa (North-West)p. 36
Africa (North-East)p. 38
Africa (West)p. 40
Africa (East)p. 42
Africa (South-West)p. 44
Africa (South-East). Madagascarp. 46
Africa (Southern)p. 48
Asia
Russia (North-Western Siberia)p. 51
Russia (Northern Siberia)p. 52
Russia (North-Eastern Siberia)p. 10
Asia (North-West)p. 54
Russia (South-East). Kazakstan. Mongolia. China (North)p. 56
China (North-East). Korea. Japanp. 58
China (South-East). South-East Asia (North)p. 62
Asia Minorp. 35
Arabian Peninsulap. 38
Asia (South) with India (North)p. 60
India (South). South-East Asiap. 64
South-East Asia. Philippines. Borneop. 66
Indonesia. Malaysiap. 68
New Guinea. South Pacificp. 70
Australasia
Australia (West)p. 72
Australia (North-East). South Pacificp. 74
Australia (South)p. 76
Australia (South-East). New Zealandp. 78
Antarctica
Antarctica (Byrd Land)p. 80
Antarctica (Graham Land)p. 82
Antarctica (Maud Land)p. 84
Antarctica (Wilkes Land)p. 86
The Arctic
Arctic (Canada)p. 88
Arctic (Greenland)p. 90
Arctic (Novaya Zemlya)p. 92
Arctic (Siberia)p. 94
Nature, Man and Society in 246 Thematic World Maps
The Continentsp. 98
560 Million Years Ago
280 Million Years Ago
180 Million Years Ago
120 Million Years Ago
60 Million Years Ago
Today
Mountainsp. 100
Rivers and Seasp. 102
Sun and Climatep. 104
Hours of Sunshine
Incidence of Rays
Evaporation
Temperature
Temperature Variation
Precipitation
Natural Dangersp. 106
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Maritime Earthquakes
Hurricanes
Vegetationp. 108
Woodland
Pastureland
Arable Land
Barren Land
People and Citiesp. 110
Statesp. 112
Languagesp. 114
French
Spanish
Portuguese
English
German
Russian
Italian
Bengali
Malay
Arabic
Chinese
Japanese
Hindi
Swahili
Scriptsp. 116
Scripts of Chinese Origin
Scripts of Indian Origin
Scripts of Greek Origin
Scripts of Latin Origin
Scripts of Arabic Origin
The Direction of Writing
Religionsp. 118
Natural Religions
Hinduism
Christianity
Islam
Buddhism
Confucianism
Shinto
No Religion
Educationp. 120
Illiteracy
Primary Education
Secondary Education
University
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Expenditure on Education
The Sciencesp. 122
University Teachers
Publication of Scientific Books
Researchers and Engineers
Expenditure on the Sciences
Informationp. 124
Newspapers
Radio
Television
Books
Communicationsp. 126
Letters
Telephones
Fax
Internet
Traffic Densityp. 128
Railroads
Cars
Air Traffic
Shipping
Population Structurep. 130
Population Density
Population Growth
Adults/Children Ratio
Men/Women Ratio
Life Expectancyp. 132
Healthp. 134
Medical Attention
Available Hospital Beds
Drinking Water Supplies
Infant Mortality
Sportp. 136
Running Events
Jumping Events
Throwing Events
Gymnastics
Skiing
Ski Jumping
Tobogganing and Bob-Sled Events
Speed Skating
Swimming Events
Rowing Events
Sailing Events
Figure Skating
Cycling Events
Equestrian Events
Single Combat
Ball Games
Nutritionp. 138
Calorie Consumption
Carbohydrates
Vegetables and Fruit
Meat
Protein
Fat
Soil Cultivationp. 140
Crop Yieldp. 142
Staple Foodstuffsp. 144
Wheat
Barley
Rye
Oats
Millet
Soya
Maize
Sorghum
Rice
Animal Husbandryp. 146
Cattle
Horses
Mules
Donkeys
Camels
Buffalo
Elephant
Reindeer
Sheep
Pigs
Goats
Bees
Chickens
Ducks
Turkeys
Silkworm
Fishingp. 148
Size of Catches
Herring
Cod
Tuna
Flatfish
Squid
Huntingp. 150
Hare, Rabbit
Roe Deer
Red Deer
Elk
Fox
Wolf
Bear
Jackal
Antelope
Gazelle
Kangaroo
Lynx
Opossum
Beaver
Pheasant
Partridge
Natural Productsp. 152
Wood
Rubber
Silk
Cotton
Wool
Skins
Hemp
Flax
Honey
Eggs
Grain
Meat
Vegetables
Fruit
Sugar
Milk
Mineral Resourcesp. 154
Iron
Copper
Tin
Lead
Gold
Silver
Platinum
Diamonds
Aluminum
Zinc
Manganese
Nickel
Chrome
Sulfur
Potassium
Phosphate
Energyp. 156
Oil
Natural Gas
Water Power
Uranium
Coal
Total Consumption
Industrial Productsp. 158
Metals and Metal Goods
Machines
Electrical Appliances
Means of Transport
Chemical Products
Glass, Porcelain, Ceramics
Oil and Coal Products
Paper, Paper Products
Textile Products
Wood Products
Food Products
Plastic Products
Rubber
Scientific Instruments
Leather and Fur
Shoes
Urbanizationp. 160
World Tradep. 162
Natural Products (Import)
Natural Products (Export)
Industrial Products (Import)
Industrial Products (Export)
Poor Nations--Rich Nationsp. 164
Economic Growthp. 166
Employment Structurep. 168
Agriculture
Transport
Industry
Mining
Building
Trade
Energy
Social Professions
Banking
Economic Orderp. 170
Unemploymentp. 172
Inflationp. 174
Child Laborp. 176
Inequalityp. 178
Prostitutionp. 180
The Status of Womenp. 182
Paid Employment
Housework
Number of Children
Monogamy/Polygamy
Participation in Legislation
Higher Education
Relative Military Strengthp. 184
Armed Forces
Tanks
Fighter Planes
Naval Vessels
Nuclear Weapons
Reserve Forces
The Conquest of Spacep. 186
Launching Sites for Space Flights
Earth Satellites
Manned Space Flights
Interplanetary Space Flights
Instructions for Use of the Indexp. 188
Indexp. 189