The Map Tour
Hugh Thomson draws on the Royal Geographical Society’s collection of maps to present a richly illustrated study of tourism structured around the journeys of great travel writers and the maps they would have known. Starting with Daniel Defoe and James Boswell’s tours of Britain, the book retraces the routes of the Grand Tourists; the 19th-century adventurers, including Mark Twain in Egypt and Isabella Bird in Persia; and ends with Bruce Chatwin in Afghanistan and a tourist’s map of the country from the 1960s.
Concise Atlas of the World
For the 13th edition, this major atlas has been updated to 2016 and includes, among several new features, nine historical maps of the world since 1858 and satellite images of the continents. The main body of the atlas comprises over 200 pages of Collins Bartholomew maps covering the continents, oceans and polar regions. Other features include world maps, 41 city plans and geographical information, new sections on climate change and economy, a glossary and a comprehensive index of place names. Slipcased.
For the Incurably Curious
Where are the world’s highest mountains, its longest rivers, its deepest oceans? Which country is the largest producer of cinnamon, and how heavy is the world’s heaviest insect? With distinctive maps and a wonderful miscellany of information on subjects from ancient history to football, economics to endangered animals, every page in this unusual atlas is a voyage of discovery. There are maps of the world (including one showing the early explorers’ routes), whole continents, regions, countries and the oceans.
Oxford Atlas of the World
Opening with a topical section on the future of the oceans, this authoritative, comprehensive atlas is packed with up-to-date statistical information. Around a substantial main section of country maps arranged by continent are thematic features on topics such as globalization, conflict, food supply and the refugee crisis; 32 pages of large-scale city maps; a gazetteer of all the world's 200-plus nations; tables showing national and city populations and income; and 16 satellite images of the Earth's surface.
Atlas of Oceans
An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life
All life on Earth depends on the oceans and seas that cover two-thirds of the planet’s surface, and these are now under threat as never before. With maps, diagrams and photographs, this ecological survey explores the geology of the oceans, their tides and currents, their diverse habitats and the array of creatures that live in them. There is also information on environmental dangers such as pollution, over-fishing and climate change, and the ‘red list’ of endangered species.
Collins World Atlas
Beginning with a section of world maps and diagrams covering topics including landscape, climate and conflict, this atlas contains full-page, physical mapping of the continents, oceans and poles, with illustrated introductions to the physical and political geography of each major region. There is also a statistics section with a full listing of the world’s states and territories and an index of over 50,000 place names. Fifth edition.
The Timeline Atlas
World History + Maps & Flags of Today's World
Beginning with a summary of our knowledge about the universe, the solar system and the physical geography of Earth, this reference book covers both space and time, its ‘timeline’ spanning millennia, from early humans to the conflicts of 2014.
An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist
A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States
Across the globe there are places without diplomatic recognition or UN membership that function semi-autonomously and largely go unnoticed, but are nonetheless considered countries by their inhabitants. Arranged by continent, this atlas introduces 50 such states and explains how they came into being. From well-known examples such as the Isle of Man to the more obscure breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria, it presents maps and details of their size, political status, location, population and language.
The Times Reference Atlas of the World
Ideal for office, school, university or home, this authoritative atlas comprises over 100 pages of Collins Bartholomew mapping, including political and physical maps of the world, plus plans of 44 major cities, geographical information, features such as satellite images and historical maps, and an index of 45,000 places. No jacket.