National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition

National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition

by National Geographic Kids, National Kids


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The new fifth edition of National Geographic's award-winning atlas is more fascinating and fact-filled than ever! It's the definitive atlas for middle and high-school students to explore and use in the classroom, college prep, and at home.

From the cartographic experts at National Geographic comes the latest edition of its award-winning student atlas, with everything kids want and need to know about our changing world. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, graphics, and full-color political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. Completely updated maps and statistics ensure that kids have all the latest information as they learn more about current events and become global citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426334795
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Edition description: Student
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 21,510
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. This book and series is created by National Geographic contributors, including researchers, photographers, content experts, and educational specialists.

Table of Contents

Front of the Book

About Earth

Earth in Space 4

Learning About Maps

Map Projections 6

Reading Maps 8

Types of Maps 10

Time Zones 12

Physical Systems

The Physical World 14

Earth's Geologic History 16

Earth's Land & Water Features 18

Earth's Climates 20

Climate Controls 22

Earth's Natural Vegetation 24

Earth's Water 26

Environmental Hot Spots 28

Human Systems

The Political World 30

World Population 32

World Refugees 34

Quality of Life 36

World Cities 38

World Languages 40

World Religions 42

Predominant World Economies 44

World Food 46

World Energy & Mineral Resources 48

Globalization 50

Cultural Diffusion 52

North America 54

Physical & Political Maps 56

Climate & Precipitation 58

Population & Predominant Economies 60

Canada: Physical & Political 62

United States: Physical & Political 64

Mexico: Physical & Political 66

Focus On: Natural Hazards 68

South America 70

Physical & Political Maps 72

Climate & Precipitation 74

Population & Predominant Economies 76

Focus On: Amazon Rain Forest 78

Europe 80

Physical & Political Maps 82

Climate & Precipitation 84

Population & Predominant Economies 86

Focus On: European Waterways 88

Asia 90

Physical & Political Maps 92

Climate & Precipitation 94

Population & Predominant Economics 96

Focus On: East Asia Ports 98

Africa 100

Physical & Political Maps 102

Climate & Precipitation 104

Population & Predominant Economies 106

Pocus On: Protected Areas 108

Australia & Oceania 110

Physical & Political Maps 112

Climate & Precipitation 114

Population & Predominant Economies 116

Focus On: Great Barrier Reef 118

Antarctica 120

Physical Maps 122

Political Map 124

Focus On: Antarctica's Extreme Environment 125

Back of the Book

Flags & Stats 126

Metric Conversions & Abbreviations 134

Selected World Facts & Websites 135

Glossary 136

Thematic Index 138

Place-Name Index 139

Map Data Sources 143

Illustration Credits 144

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