Peer over a 355-foot waterfall in Zambia, then learn how Antarctica’s Blood Falls got their mysterious color.
As you climb mountains, zip-line over forests, and dive into oceans, this book is your passport to a world of hidden wonders, illuminated by gorgeous art.
Or see mysterious mummies in Japan and France, then majestic ice caves in both Argentina and Austria.
Created by the team behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura,The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth.
For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries have more in common than you might expect! Hopscotch from country to country in a chain of connecting attractions: Explore Mexico’s glittering cave of crystals, then visit the world’s largest cave in Vietnam.
“No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic,” said the Washington Post.
True to National Geographic’s reputation and legacy, we’ve created this atlas with the same care and attention to detail as our renowned adult atlases.
Parents and teachers will appreciate the front matter with information for children about maps and how to use the atlas.
Jam packed with the latest data, bright, bold images, large maps, a brand-new design, and lively information about the world’s land, people, and animals, the third edition Beginner’s World Atlas will be the most up-to-date world reference for kids ages 5–8.
With completely up-to-date facts-at-a-glance, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and comprehensive index, this completely revised atlas takes young readers on a high-energy tour of the world and will be a must-have in every home and school.
Vibrant color, fresh design, amazing photography, and new icons will help kids quickly identify information related to land, plants, animals, languages and culture, and all aspects of the physical and political world.
With this atlas, you hold a powerful yet accessible tool to understanding the interplay of global forces at work in the fast-changing but always miraculous planet that is our home.
This Fourth Edition of our popular Family Reference Atlas of the World brings you the world and its marvels—through maps.
In an era when political, health, climatic, and environmental crises anywhere on the globe can affect our daily lives, maps provide a time-honored way to navigate the realities we face.
Maps have been around in some form or other since humans first understood the need to record their physical space, and for the past hundred years, the National Geographic Society has been at the forefront of mapmaking.
Using the latest technological advances, satellite data has been compiled to create some 1,400 images—maps, diagrams, graphs, and tables, as well as National Geographic’s signature color photographs—to allow you to examine the most remote corners of the globe.
The World Atlas of Whisky includes detailed maps, samples single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, great blends from Bushmills to Yoichi and the best of the bourbons and ryes from Barton to Wild Turkey.
In-depth descriptions of all the key Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage.
So, experiment with a new taste or relax with an old favorite and prepare to immerse yourself.
It offers tasting notes on over 300 selected expressions.
How does one unravel the complexities of whisky? How does one define the flavors and aromas that create the most deliciously teasing and satisfying of drinks? This essential guide to the water of life groups whiskies by style, allowing the reader to identify new whiskies to try from around the world.
The bestselling reference updated and expanded with seven new coffee-growing countries.
” — Publishers Weekly “Educational, thought-provoking, and substantial.
” — Barista Magazine The World Atlas of Coffee takes readers on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, presenting the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text.
It also covers the world of consumption — processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee.
Organized by continent and then country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the world’s favorite brew in color spreads packed with information.
The book is used by barista and coffee-tasting instructors in North America and overseas and has been welcomed by enthusiastic coffee drinkers everywhere.
Praise for the first edition: “Fills a gap in the popular reference literature.
Well-written, informative, and a must-have for general readers who want to know more about their favorite morning brew.
I’ve already recommended this book to (our) readers countless times.
It covers where coffee is grown, the people who grow it and the cultures in which it is a way of life.
As well, all of the book’s maps have been updated to show greater detail, and all statistics and data have been updated to the most recent available.
The coverage in The World Atlas of Coffee is wide and deep.
Appropriate for special and general collections alike, it is an essential selection.
For this new edition, the author expanded his research travels over the last several years to include seven additional coffee-growing regions: Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, China, Philippines, Thailand, Haiti and Puerto Rico.
The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work.
Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years.
The world’s increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.
A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa’s Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time.
The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford’s Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market.
Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.
The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a “Gazetteer of Nations” that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes.
The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 25th edition.
Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth’s surface.
It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics, a six-page special on “Land and Maritime Boudaries,” and satellite images of earth, including 8-10 stunning new images sourced from NASA’s latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8, launched in 2013.
The 48-page “Introduction to World Geography” is beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as climate change, world religions, employment, industry, and a new 2-page feature tourism and travel, including information on air travel and major airports, the importance of tourism to the economy, and tourist earnings and spending.
From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color.
Updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic’s visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire history lovers, current event buffs, and cartography fans alike.
Uniting National Geographic’s incomparable photography with state-of-the-art cartographic technology, this re-imagined and completely updated visual atlas is a compelling and authoritative resource that will enthrall readers.
Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is an essential reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars.
Each page, created in collaboration with the world’s premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers, is packed with up-to-the-minute information, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.
In addition to this new front section, there are 16 extra pages of world maps for this new edition covering areas such as Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Peru, and Brazil.
Finally, an index with over 58,000 items make searching for lesser-known locales quick and easy.
This engaging and affordable resource is second to none in the superb quality of its maps, the breadth of its coverage, and its easy-to-use convenience.
Recent changes to the world’s geography are thoroughly captured in this edition; fully updated tables and world statistics provide data on climate, population, area, and physical dimensions.
With hundreds of dramatic, full-color, large-format maps produced by Europe’s finest team of cartographers, the fifth edition of the New Concise World Atlas solidifies Oxford’s position as the only publisher of regularly updated atlases at every desirable size and price.
Containing over 100 pages of the most up-to-date topographic and political maps, the New Concise World Atlas also features a new front section of satellite imagery to replace the old “Earth in Space” section, as well as new detailed maps of the ocean seafloors.
Truly international in scope, created with meticulous care, and reflecting the very latest political developments and census information, Oxford’s New Concise World Atlas, Fifth Edition achieves the highest standard among international map resources.