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Title:
The Kingfisher student atlas.
Author:
Wilkinson, Philip, 1955-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Kingfisher, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 atlas (128 pages) : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm + 1 folded map + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Relief on most maps shown by gradient tints, shading and spot heights; depths shown by bathymetric tints, shading, and soundings.

"Text copyright Philip Wilkinson."--P. [2].

"Maps designed and produced by Anderson Geographics Limited."--P.[2]

"Includes wall map of North America"--Cover.

"Includes CD-ROM"--Spine.

CD-ROM includes over 40 ready-to-print maps.

Includes index.

An atlas of physical and political maps of the world, organized by continent.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780753455890
Format :
Atlas

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Summary

Summary

The Kingfisher Student Atlas is designed specially to meet the needs of school-age children. The clear layout and color locator maps make it exceptionally easy for them to find more than 10,000 place names, or to quickly locate countries and their associated geographic, physical, and background information.

This wide-ranging atlas begins by examining Earth's place in the solar system and includes thematic maps showing climate, vegetation, and population. The main atlas section is organized by continent and includes world physical and political maps. Each continent is introduced by a physical relief map, followed by regional maps showing individual countries and regions in greater detail.

The accompanying Mac and PC compatible CD-ROM includes maps that can be printed and used for projects or just for fun, making this an essential modern atlas for home and school.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This oversized volume presents maps of planet Earth, the poles, the oceans, North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. A small globe shows the location of the area under discussion. Each map shows the physical characteristics of the land and the political boundaries. Introductory material is provided on the solar system and on Earth's geological features, climate, and various habitats. Full-color photographs and maps give readers concrete examples of the facts given in the text. General information includes a short description of the land, crops, and industry for each region. Mention is made of pollution, desertification, deforestation, acid rain, and other environmental concerns. A glossary, index, and a wall map of North America are appended, and a MAC or PC compatible CD that can be used to print more than 40 maps is housed in the front cover. This is an easy-to-use resource for home and classroom use.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Planet Earth
The home planetp. 6
The changing Earthp. 8
Weather and climatep. 10
The natural worldp. 12
The human worldp. 14
The World
The physical worldp. 16
The political worldp. 18
The Poles
The Arctic Ocean
Antarcticap. 21
North America
North Americap. 22
Canadap. 24
Western United Statesp. 26
Midwestern United Statesp. 28
Southern United Statesp. 30
Northeastern United Statesp. 32
Mexico and Central Americap. 34
The Caribbeanp. 36
South America
South Americap. 38
Northern South Americap. 40
Southern South Americap. 42
The Atlantic Oceanp. 44
Europe
Europep. 46
Northwestern Europep. 48
The British Islesp. 50
The Low Countriesp. 52
Francep. 54
The Iberian Peninsulap. 56
Germanyp. 58
The Alpine statesp. 60
Italy and Maltap. 62
Eastern Europep. 64
Central Europep. 66
Southeastern Europep. 68
Africa
Africap. 70
Northwest Africap. 72
Northeast Africap. 74
West Africap. 76
Central and east Africap. 78
Southern Africap. 80
The Indian Oceanp. 82
Asia
Asiap. 84
The Russian Federationp. 86
West Asiap. 88
Central Asiap. 90
South Asiap. 92
Southeast Asiap. 94
East Asiap. 96
Japan and the Koreasp. 98
Australasia and Oceania
Australasia and Oceaniap. 100
Australiap. 102
New Zealandp. 104
The Pacific Oceanp. 106
Glossaryp. 108
Indexp. 109