National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World

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National Geographic Maps & Books Compact Atlas of the World nag0424. Now for the first time National Geographic offers its trusted map content in a new compact format. Sized at 4 x 6 inches with a pliable resilient softcover the National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World is designed to be thumbed through easily referenced and then conveniently stored in a pocket backpack or desk. All maps are newly researched and updated and reflect the latest changes in the world. Other enhancements include new internal navigation elements and new extensive world and continental thematic coverage of population climate land cover fresh water and natural hazards such as earthquakes volcanoes and tsunamis. Superb overall readability captivating design and layout and navigational ease allow the reader to quickly retrieve information. This compact world atlas contains a wide array of traditional political and physical maps as well as a fascinating series of thematic maps (e.g. population density and growth climate land cover natural hazards and water availability) at both continental and world scales. Design details such as rounded corners and prominent page numbers make it a user-friendly and novel product which literally puts the world in the palm of your hand.


Sized at 4 x 6 inches, with a pliable, resilient soft cover, the Compact Atlas of the World is designed to be thumbed through, easily referenced, and then conveniently stored in a pocket, backpack, or desk.

- National Geographic

Forget carrying it on your shoulders, the whole world now fits in the palm of your hand! The National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World is small enough to pack with you anywhere and contains a vast amount of useful information about the world.. . . . Over 100 maps show 8,500 places, reflecting the most recent geographic, geologic, political, and population changes. Includes up-to-date information on world climate, land cover, water availability, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Award-winning cartography and advanced mapping technologies mean you get the most accurate and detailed maps possible. 2012, first edition, 256 pages. 4 x 6 x 0.5 in.