About the book
The fully revised 8th edition of Student Atlas includes all current border, place, name, and flag changes around the world. Designed with middle and high school students in mind, this reference guide includes a detailed introductory section on map skills, along with balanced coverage of each continent. The Student Atlas maps have accurate computer-generated terrain models with a key, scale bar, and locator map for every region in the world, and a country fact file shows key statistical data for each country and lets the reader easily compare nations.
Integrated text, illustrations, and exercises complement the maps, encouraging students to learn more about each topic, making Student Atlas the perfect reference book to stimulate an interest in the world, geography, and maps.
A good atlas is always good to have when studying geography. The Student Atlas published at DK is regularly updated to highlight the changes happening in the world. The 8th edition of the atlas has recently being published and I had the opportunity to take a good look at it.
As soon as you open the book, you can immediately jump into a specific area of our beloved planet. From the main map of the world, you will obtain the pages where North America, South America, Europ, Africa, Asia, Antarctica and Australasia & Oceania are located in the book. You can also find a more detailed table of contents where you will be able to identify specific items you wish to find.
The table of contents is like this:
Learning Map Skills: amazing earth, mapping the world, How maps are made, reading maps, using the atlas.
The World Around Us: physical world, earth’s structure, climate and life zones, world population, world economy, borders and boundaries.
The World Atlas: nations of the world.
North America: Continental North America, North American geography, Western Canada, Eastern Canada, USA: The Northeastern States, USA: The Southern States, USA: The Great Lakes States, USA: The Central States, USA: The Southwestern States, USA: The Mountain States, USA: The Pacific States, Alaska, Hawaii, US Overseas Territories, Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean.
South America: Continental South America, South American geography, Northern South America, Southern South America.
Africa: Continental Africa, African geography, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa.
Europe: Continental Europe, European geography, Northern Europe, the low countries, the British Isles, Ireland, Scotland, Northern England & Wales, Southern England,France, Germany and the Alpine states, Italy, Central Europe, Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, European Russia, the Mediterranean.
Asia: Continental Asia, Asian geography, Russia and Kazakhstan, Turkey and the Caucasus, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.
Australasia & Oceania: Australasia & Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Southwest Pacific.
Polar Regions: Antarctic, Arctic.
The maps included in this book are very colorful and packed with information. For examples, you will be able to read about the physical geography and the political geography of a country as well as learn about the industry and the land use of the country. When you select a specific area to study, you will learn more detailed information about the industry in that area, the landscape, the farming and land use, the population, the climate, as well as the environmental issues.
Like I said this book is packed with information that can be used in your geography studies whether you are a student at school or homeschooler.
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The Student Atlas 8th Edition is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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