With 65 clear, easy-to-read maps of all the countries in the world, the fully revised and updated 7th edition of this compact atlas combines improved landscape modeling with key roads, railways, rivers, and settlements. An accompanying fact file provides short profiles of each of the world's 196 nations, while its comprehensive index-gazetteer of places and countries covers approximately 20,000 fully cross-referenced geographical names. Politically colored overview maps offer a wider perspective to contextualize each nation, while large-scale insets zoom in on major cities and smaller countries. Truly encyclopedic, yet accessible and affordable, Compact World Atlas deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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