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National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426206344
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Now, in its stunning Ninth Edition, the critically acclaimed National Geographic Atlas of the World reports and examines up-to-the-minute geopolitical and environmental changes through detailed, accurate maps and beautiful, engaging design that are its hallmark.

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National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World, Second Edition - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426208393
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Two opening spreads in the front matter help the reader to better interpret images and new data. "Remote World" introduces readers to data collection via remote sensing and GPS technology. "Understanding Our World Spatially" follows, covering data processing and analysis as it relates to mapping and using GIS technology (Geographic Information Systems). These explanatory introductory pieces provide the foundation for students to gain insight into modern-day map making, which is reflected in the content of the colorful, engaging, fact-filled spreads that lie ahead.

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National Geographic Global Atlas - National Geographic
ISBN: 9781426212017
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
From the changing shape of the warming northern polar region to the southern end of the globe in Antarctica, this atlas offers extraordinary new cartographic coverage of the entire globe. Through state-of-the-art maps and cutting-edge graphic design, this completely updated atlas covers the latest geopolitical developments and illuminates the important trends that grip the planet.

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National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426203329
Publication Date: 2008-11-04
State-of-the-art cartography meets world-class photography in this innovative new atlas--inviting readers on a magnificent visual tour of Earth's greatest natural and cultural wonders. Color and bw photographs, maps, charts, and graphs throughout.

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Atlas of the Middle East, Second Edition - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426202216
Publication Date: 2008-04-15
With worldwide attention focused on the Middle East, National Geographic provides extraordinary coverage of the region, rich with history and culture but ravaged by war and conflict. National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East, Second Edition maps and profiles three new countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sudan. The spread on religion is extended to include an analysis of Sunni and Shi’ite dynamics while the ethnic coverage is expanded to document the plight and increasing influence of the Kurds. New city maps of Istanbul and Dubai are added, as well as a new Israeli-Palestinian Conflict spread with an in-depth time line of 15 maps.

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National Geographic Atlas of China - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426201363
Publication Date: 2007-11-06
Boasting more than 300 full-color maps and illustrations, this essential new atlas dramatically highlights the tremendous changes occurring within China—the world's fastest growing economy and most populous place—as well as their global implications. National Geographic maps the entire country with sections covering all provinces—including towns, cities, and transportation networks—to provide rich, comprehensive, and meticulously researched coverage of China's dynamic landscape.

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Great Empires: An Illustrated Atlas - National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426208294
Publication Date: 2012-11-20
Experience what life was like when pharaohs erected the majestic pyramids; when Hannibal commanded Carthage's 40,000 troops; when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor; and when the drive to conquer defined the destiny of leaders and the lives of ordinary people. Much of human history is destined to be forgotten--but thousands of years have not erased the epic stories of the great empires of the world.

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The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas - John M. Thompson
ISBN: 9781426205330
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Sumptuously illustrating the vivid parade of a thousand years of history, this comprehensive historical atlas concentrates on the Mediterranean world but also shows what happened across the globe between A.D. 400 and 1500 —from the fall of Rome to the age of discovery. Every page glistens with period works of art, fascinating maps, quotes from medieval figures, close-ups of intriguing artifacts, and rich landscape photographs of the places where battles were fought and monarchs were crowned.

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National Geographic Atlas of the Civil War: A Comprehensive Guide to the Tactics and Terrain of Battle - Neil Kagan (Editor); Harris Andrews (Introduction by); Stephen Hyslop
ISBN: 9781426203473
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
In this one-of-a-kind atlas, both archival and newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the nation's most pivotal conflict. Eighty-five rare period map examples, many seen here for the first time, track the Civil War's development: campaign maps laying out the field of battle...commercial maps produced for a news-hungry public...charts commissioned by Union and Confederate generals to record troop movements for posterity. Thirty-five new views focus on key moments in major battles, as diagrammed by National Geographic's award-winning cartographers using satellite data for precise representation of terrain.

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