- Tapa dura: 424 páginas
- Editor: National Geographic Society; Edición: 9th Revised edition (29 de septiembre de 2010)
- Colección: World Atlas
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1426206348
- ISBN-13: 978-1426206344
- Valoración media de los clientes: 4 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº215.342 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
National Geographic Atlas Of The World 9th Ed (World Atlas) (Inglés) Tapa dura – 29 sep 2010
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..".wondrous production..., full of maps, satellite imagery, data and infographics that showcase the complexity of our planet. "" -Seattle Times" "Having an authoritative source about our world in your hands, as you enjoy the thrill of discovery while leafing through the pages, makes this ninth edition of a standard well worth the cost." -"Saint Louis Post-Dispatch" ..".fascinating, top-of-the-line...splendid publication..." -"Library Journal" "Students, researchers and the curious alike are increasingly going online to gather information on world statistics and maps, but the ninth edition of National Geographic's "Atlas of the World "will give them myriad reasons to pick up and flip through this gorgeous book." -"Kirkus "" " "Overall, I highly recommend this atlas. It is an excellent reference for our planet and even our solar system. It gives the "Times Atlas of the World" a run for its money." -About.com (NYT) ..".this ninth edition contains a world of updated information on our rapidly changing orb." -"Access Atlanta"
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"The Ninth Edition National Geographic Atlas of the World" showcases the Earth in stunning detail, through a magnificent collection of world, continental, and regional maps that represent up-to-the-minute political geography. Throughout the Ninth Edition, state-of-the-art cartographic technologies and thousands of updates deliver accuracy and quality. Innovative new physical and thematic sections address the most compelling issues facing our world today. Preeminent scientists and experts in geographical specialty fields have consulted on all topics, to ensure that the maps, graphs, and text convey significant trends and findings relevant to modern science. Innovative design makes the wide-ranging content wonderfully accessible, resulting in an accurate, useful, and user-friendly reference to the world. Map coverage in the Ninth Edition is more comprehensive and up-to-date than ever before: newly generated regional maps reveal in great detail the geography of places in the news today, strengthening the reference aspect of the Atlas in its coverage of newsworthy developments, from conflict in the Middle East to global warming in North America. Dramatic, state-of-the-art ocean floor maps show more detail, more features, and more soundings than in any other atlas. Extraterrestrial maps chart the Northern and Southern skies, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and the Universe, with new maps of Mars and the Moon that denote physical features, spacecraft landings, and impact sites. Twenty new thematic spreads illustrate crucial aspects of the human and physical world: population, urbanization, and their environmental impact, as well as human rights, health and wellness, culture, climate, technology, and many other topics. In this section, world maps appear in the same scale and projection to make it easier for the reader to compare layers of information. Plus, new highlighted notes called 'connections' point out the interrelationships between topics. The reference value of the Ninth Edition is unparalleled, with the place-name index now exceeding 150,00 entries to incorporate the thousands of features covered on the new spreads. Simple, straightforward index design provides readers with ease of navigation in finding the places they want to explore. This blend of mapping expertise, comprehensive coverage, and award-winning design places the "Ninth Edition National Geographic Atlas of the World" in a class by itself.Ver Descripción del producto
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I bought it for myself but it's essential if you have (or planning to have) children in your house. Nowadays more than ever we need to know our planet. The book itself has nothing to improve. It's essentially a National Geographic product with what it implies. 100% recommendable.
Perfecto e impresionante. Un libro completamente necesario para grandes y pequeños puesto que hoy en día es necesario conocer bien el mundo.
Lo compré para mi pero mi sobrino lo usa casi más que yo. El libro como tal es inmejorable, la calidad del contenido y las tapas es inmejorable. Un producto genuinamente de National Geographic. Lo recomiendo al 100%.
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South Africa, the Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires area, and southeast Australia are examples of areas where detailed maps would be appropriate.
Australia, the same size as the USA and more than twice the size of the European Union is covered by just one map. Perversely the most remotely populated areas of Australia (Cape York and top end of the Northern Territory) are covered in great detail on the edge of the Papua-New Guinea map. New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea, both a fraction the size of Australia, are mapped in far greater detail, and uninhabited Pacific and Antarctic islands receive detailed coverage. Maps of the areas mentioned above have been published by the NGS, just not in their atlases.
Many of the thematic maps at the beginning of the atlas are new, but some are too predictable. The maps of cell phone subscriptions, traditional phone lines and personal computers are almost identical. The map showing passenger flights totally ignores South America and the fourth busiest air route in the world between Sydney and Melbourne.
And just what is the "Mexico City effect" mentioned on the Natural Hazards map. It is not defined anywhere on the map or its caption.
Even the mighty NGS can make mistakes. On the map of the Arctic Ocean Floor, Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is labeled as Seward Peninsula, while the true Seward Peninsula at Bering Strait is correctly labeled.
Overall the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World is yet to be beaten.
there're tens of US maps including every detailed corner. now maybe it is not a problem, but when you find the book contains only 4 or 5 plates for South America which is much larger than the US, it is a problem.
I have compared, the map for Suriname is even less detailed than my micro pocket atlas which costs only 0.8 USD. This is really ridiculous.
It is a tad heavy, but then again if it is going to include maps of every country in the world, then it should be.
The world has changed much over the past 60 or so years. The maps I drew of Africa, as a child, bear little resemblance to the Africa of the past several decades. The USSR is gone, & now all the countries are in the National Geographic Atlas of the World. There are countries I have never even heard of!
I love watching Newsroom Tokyo, it is helping me to learn about parts of the world, we in the US, know very little about.
I'm slowly learning a great of what's happening on the other side of the world, & now I can find them on the map. I learned Burma is no longer, it's now called Myanmar, & I can find it in my gorgeous atlas!!
Anyway, if you can handle the weight, & I agree it is substantial, maybe 9 1/2 - 10 lbs, then this atlas is just what you are looking for!
With this Atlas, when I try to locate a country, or area, I can now find it, & I can actually read the font!!!
Would recommend this to anyone who is interested in our ever changing world.
Only problem was with shipping from Amazon. The package always arrived on time, but it took four attempts to get an undamaged copy from their facility in Kentucky. For an organization that started out selling books over the internet, you would think that they would have mastered the art of packaging high cost books. Throughout the process of getting this tome shipped to me, amazon did not once use bubbl-wrap or place sufficient packing material inside to prevent the book and its slipcase from sliding about inside the shipping box. Additionally, the shipping boxes always arrived with shipping damage from the carrier - crushed corners, punctures, etc. the final shipment arrived with scuff marks from the cardboard box because the atlas was sliding around inside the shipping box. Fortunately, those scuff marks were confined to the thin, plastic shrink-wrap around the book and slipcase.
Overall, it took 6-8 weeks from the time I ordered the book (with Amazon Prime) until I received an undamaged copy of the atlas. This, despite many e-mails, photographs, chat sessions and telephone calls between me Amazon Customer Service and me.
Bottom line: Great piece of work by National Geographic. Poor Marks to Amazon on their shipping and handling.