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Price: $107.95

Hardback 448 pp.
11" x 14.375"



Publication date:
October 2015

Imprint: OUP US

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Atlas of the World

Twenty-second Edition


The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics, a six-page special on "The Future of the Oceans and Seas," and satellite images of earth, including eleven stunning images sourced from NASA's latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8, launched in 2013. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a "Gazetteer of Nations" that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes, and a 48-page "Introduction to World Geography," beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as the geology and atmosphere of Earth, food and water supply, biodiversity, energy, global conflict, human health, and standards of living. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 22nd edition.

Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.

Readership : Ideal for a broad readership of geography enthusiasts. Well-suited for the home or desk bookshelf, or as a gift book.


  • "An indispensable reference."

    --The Today Show

  • "A veritable encyclopedia of geographic and demographic information, profusely illustrated... Extraordinary."

    --The New York Times

  • "This authoritative volume is the standard by which others will be measured."

    --Boston Herald

  • "You can't do better than the Atlas of the World."

    --Chicago Tribune

  • "A page-turning stroll through the continents."

    --USA Today

  • "This is the 21st year this mammoth's been published and it keeps getting better and better. ... Flipping through this book is a lush experience, with new satellite imagery and more maps and graphs than you thought imaginable. Reading the Atlas is a little trip around the globe."


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Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences - Margot Northey, Dianne Draper and David B. Knight

Special Features

  • The only atlas to be updated annually.
  • Fascinating features include world statistics tables, in-depth opening section on "The Future of the Oceans and Seas," an Introduction to World Geography, and an A-Z Gazetteer of Nations.
  • Stunning new satellite imagery.
  • Well-designed interior for heightened accuracy and easy locating.
  • Sophisticated digital mapping showing detailed political and topographical information with exceptional brightness and clarity.
  • Comprehensive index with thousands of historical names, geographical features, and cities with full latitude and longitude coordinates.