Author(s): National Geographic
Through detailed, accurate maps and innovative, engaging design, "The Concise Atlas of the World, Third Edition" examines and covers the latest geopolitical developments and brings to light the important, relevant topics that grip the planet. From new maps that cover areas of turbulent civil strife in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq to world thematic spreads that reveal insight to fresh water scarcity, global warming, population growth, and energy resources and consumption, the atlas addresses the hot spots of the world's challenges and also celebrates its wonders and magnificence. It reviews with dynamic graphics and compelling annotations and captions the vital facts, developments, and trends of the world today. The atlas displays with visual exuberance the planet's landscape from the North Pole to the brand new, state-of-the art map of Antarctica.