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Reviews for National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition:

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Jun 19, 2010

The 8th edition is a fabulous work. This is not a featherweight book, but is large, heavy, and filled with awesome photos, maps, and illustrations appearing on glossy paper. This is a richly produced volume.

The work begins with some introductory materials, such as how National Geographic develops its maps. There is also a brief discussion as to how one might use this work.

The first part is a short chapter depicting the world--as seen from satellites, as it exists physically (with landforms, The 8th edition is a fabulous work. This is not a featherweight book, but is large, heavy, and filled with awesome photos, maps, and illustrations appearing on glossy paper. This is a richly produced volume.

The work begins with some introductory materials, such as how National Geographic develops its maps. There is also a brief discussion as to how one might use this work.

The first part is a short chapter depicting the world--as seen from satellites, as it exists physically (with landforms, vegetation, and undersea contours) and politically. Next, "the natural world," in which the evolution of the earth is portrayed, tectonics are discussed, climate is noted, and so on. Then, "the human world," featuring maps of population, cultures, and even migrations over time.

The next several segments are among my favorites in works like this--the regions of the world. For example, Europe. This section begins with a space view of Europe. Then, a physical map of Europe--from Ireland to Russia. After this, country by country maps. These are large enough to provide great detail. I have been to a number of conferences in Germany, and it is fun to trace where the venues are for these meetings (and for visits to nearby sites)--Starnberg and Munich, Manheim and Deidesheim, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Loccum, and so on.

After we visit the regions of the world, we explore maps depicting oceans, cities, space, and nations.

In short, WOW! This is a rich work and one that promises a lot of enjoyment. It is not inexpensive, but--for what it is--it appears to me to be worth the price tag.
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Apr 24, 2016

National Geographic Society. (2014). National geographic atlas of the world. National Geographic.

Citation by: Lauren Vender

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 423

Content/Scope: Provides basic geographic information about countries around the world. Contains state-of-the art maps and diagrams.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: National Geographic is a well-respected authority when it comes to geographical information.

Arrangement/Presentation: Includes high quality images, maps, info graphics, tables, National Geographic Society. (2014). National geographic atlas of the world. National Geographic.

Citation by: Lauren Vender

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 423

Content/Scope: Provides basic geographic information about countries around the world. Contains state-of-the art maps and diagrams.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: National Geographic is a well-respected authority when it comes to geographical information.

Arrangement/Presentation: Includes high quality images, maps, info graphics, tables, and other references to help students better understand basic information about countries throughout the world.

Accessibility/Diversity: The high quality images in this atlas sets it apart from others and would appeal to a wide variety of students.

Relation to other Works: There are several atlases available in the collection, this would help make the collection more modern.

Cost: $115.59

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Aug 27, 2007

well, i have a variety of atlases and everyone needs at least one in their collection..... along with a globe
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Jul 18, 2007

guess how many cities with more than a million people there are in china. if you have the wrong number of digits you may want this book.
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May 04, 2009

Not this particular edition, but the World Atlas itself used to be one of my favorite books in childhood... Now I travel and collect maps, go figure :)
5

Aug 14, 2010

So much to learn about world history. This was an excellent introduction to the subject and it gives great insights about some of the big ideas.
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Jun 25, 2009

Another National Geographic masterpiece, apart from maps the readers can also learn a variety of earth facts
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Jul 21, 2011

I've had this for umpteen years and still use it regularly. Date read is for approximately when I got it.
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Jun 25, 2007

Beautiful, enormous, hard cover atlas. I am a huge fan of the Nat. Geo. style of maps, though some quibble.
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Nov 16, 2015

Qué puedo decir? Soy un nerd de los mapas y tener un atlas en este formato siempre será un viaje para mi. ¿Qué puedo decir? Soy un nerd de los mapas y tener un atlas en este formato siempre será un viaje para mi. ...more
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May 13, 2010

This is a gigantic and amazing reference book - however, due to it's sheer size, it is hard to store in any book case! Despite that, I love it and can't wait to share its contents with my future children!
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Jul 05, 2010

National Geographic Atlas of the World by the National Geographic Society (National Geographic Publishing 1981) (910.0+/-). This is a drop-dead fantastic atlas. Prepared by the National Geographic Society, this volume rises to the normal excellence demonstrated by the NGS. It's a huge folio-sized volume. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 2008.
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Mar 01, 2012

I used this atlas as another source of geographic information in the class that I took titled GEO 204: World Regional Geography. Although the textbook for the class and this atlas did not always match up with the realms of the world, the atlas is an amazing guide of the world. National Geographic is well known for creating exceptional maps and this one is a prime example.
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Jul 21, 2012

Sometime you just give a book a rating even before you set off reading.. Atlas of the world is deservedly a five-star book..

It's very very very heavy! I pitied mom all the way back home while she was holding it.

I gasp whenever I behold a new page.. It's plain magic.. especially that page of the Milky Way illustration.. Literally, breath-taking.


P.S.
National Geographic Atlas of the World, 8th Edition is a gift from Na'ell Nour
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7376578-na-ell..
to whom I am so Sometime you just give a book a rating even before you set off reading.. Atlas of the world is deservedly a five-star book..

It's very very very heavy! I pitied mom all the way back home while she was holding it.

I gasp whenever I behold a new page.. It's plain magic.. especially that page of the Milky Way illustration.. Literally, breath-taking.


P.S.
National Geographic Atlas of the World, 8th Edition is a gift from Na'ell Nour
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7376578-na-ell..
to whom I am so deeply sincerely grateful..

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Jun 21, 2012

National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
Reviewed by: Melanie Wyatt
Category: Geographical Reference
Call #: REF 912 NAT
Price: $175.00

Description: The National Geographic atlas provides photographs and graphics of the planet, detailed maps, web links, thematic indexes on a variety of topics, country flags, and fact boxes.
Content/scope: The purpose of the book, content and scope are geared towards all students. National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
Reviewed by: Melanie Wyatt
Category: Geographical Reference
Call #: REF 912 NAT
Price: $175.00

Description: The National Geographic atlas provides photographs and graphics of the planet, detailed maps, web links, thematic indexes on a variety of topics, country flags, and fact boxes.
Content/scope: The purpose of the book, content and scope are geared towards all students. Colorful illustrations are used so that visual learners have a better understanding of the text. Students and teachers would definitely benefit from the inclusion of this atlas in the library media center.
Accuracy/Authority: School Library Journal reviewed this atlas.
Arrangement/Presentation: The format for this book is print. Diversity: The atlas contains over 150,000 maps from different geographical places all over the world.
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Apr 27, 2012

National Geographic Society (Ed.). (2010). National geographic atlas of the world (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: D21.5 .A89 2010

Description: This atlas a trove of definitive maps and informative entries on every country on Earth.

Content/Scope: Based on latest satellite technology and state-of-the-art digital data, this edition has 63 political maps, 13 physical maps, 243 city maps and more than 140,000 entries pertaining to the National Geographic Society (Ed.). (2010). National geographic atlas of the world (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Citation created by: Tom Shaw

Call Number: D21.5 .A89 2010

Description: This atlas a trove of definitive maps and informative entries on every country on Earth.

Content/Scope: Based on latest satellite technology and state-of-the-art digital data, this edition has 63 political maps, 13 physical maps, 243 city maps and more than 140,000 entries pertaining to the Earth's processes and resources. A section on the solar system and universe is included with corresponding maps and information entries.

Accuracy/Authority: This book has received mostly positive reviews by reputable review sources.

Arrangement/Presentation: Political, physical, and thematic maps abound in a large layout of digitally enhanced images. Flags and reference information for each country is also included.

Timeliness/Permanence: This reference book was published in 2010, so its content and relevance will change little in the future. New editions are released on a regular basis.

Cost: $175.00

Rational for Selection: This is a valuable resource for world history classes, Advanced Placement Human Geography and science classes. This resource should be a required component of any reference library.
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Jun 28, 2013

National Geographic. (2011). Atlas of the world 18th edition. (18 ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA.

Citation by: Ashley D. Brown
Type of Reference: Atlas (Geographical Reference)
Call Number: G1021 .N38 2011

Brief description:
National Geographic cartographers use satellite and digital imaging, GPS, and GIS technologies to map the Earth and its regions. The basic arrangement and look of the atlas is similar to other atlases, but in this edition, there is an interesting focus on major National Geographic. (2011). Atlas of the world 18th edition. (18 ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA.

Citation by: Ashley D. Brown
Type of Reference: Atlas (Geographical Reference)
Call Number: G1021 .N38 2011

Brief description:
National Geographic cartographers use satellite and digital imaging, GPS, and GIS technologies to map the Earth and its regions. The basic arrangement and look of the atlas is similar to other atlases, but in this edition, there is an interesting focus on major trouble spots in the world (politically speaking).

Citation for where the item has been reviewed:
Bulson, C. (2011, February). National geographic atlas of the world. Booklist, 107(11), 86.

Criteria
Content/Scope: This is an atlas that uses high-quality images to choreograph the world and its regions. Politically troubled spots have substantial focus in this atlas.
Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The atlas has been positively reviewed by Booklist, School Library Journal, Hornbook List, and is published by a reputable source: National Geographic.
Arrangement/Presentation: Alphabetically organized by region.
Relation to other works: There are several editions of this reference work and will continue to be updated.
Accessibility/Diversity: For students who are politically interested or who are interesting in technological for photographing the world.
Cost: $104.54
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Nov 17, 2016

Citation by: M. Powell

Citation: National, G. (2014). National Geographic atlas of the world, tenth edition. National Geographic Society.

Reference Type: Atlas

Call Number: 912

Cost: $146.99

Professional Review: None found but the National Geographic Society is well known for publishing reference works.

Content Scope: The atlas covers the entire world.

Accuracy, Authority, Bias: There are maps of places all over the world. It does appear that the atlas has more maps of the United States than any Citation by: M. Powell

Citation: National, G. (2014). National Geographic atlas of the world, tenth edition. National Geographic Society.

Reference Type: Atlas

Call Number: 912

Cost: $146.99

Professional Review: None found but the National Geographic Society is well known for publishing reference works.

Content Scope: The atlas covers the entire world.

Accuracy, Authority, Bias: There are maps of places all over the world. It does appear that the atlas has more maps of the United States than any other place. The maps have been updated to reflect name changes of countries. National Geographic Society is known for publishing geographic references.

Arrangement and Presentation: The work is presented in sections. The world, the natural world, the human world, and eventually different regions of the world.

Relation to Similar Works: This work would be an update of an older version. It would still have some similar data as older works but this work would reflect country name changes, population changes, and overall changes in the geographic world.

Timeliness and Permanence: Parts of the book may eventually become out dated as the world changes but there are many maps that would remain relevant.

Accessibility/Diversity: The atlas represents all regions of the world. ...more
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Apr 21, 2015

National geographic atlas of the world: Tenth edition. (2014). Hanover, PA : National Geographic Society.

Citation by: Sarah Clement

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: REF 912

Content/Scope: This atlas includes more than 80 large political, satellite, regional and physical color maps, as well as maps of the ocean floors, the moon, and Mars. The index includes more than 150,000 entries. Also includes a "flags and facts" section with flags of 195 nations and important information about each. Also National geographic atlas of the world: Tenth edition. (2014). Hanover, PA : National Geographic Society.

Citation by: Sarah Clement

Type of Reference: Atlas

Call Number: REF 912

Content/Scope: This atlas includes more than 80 large political, satellite, regional and physical color maps, as well as maps of the ocean floors, the moon, and Mars. The index includes more than 150,000 entries. Also includes a "flags and facts" section with flags of 195 nations and important information about each. Also includes world time zones and metric conversion tables.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: National Geographic is a well known and trusted source.

Arrangement/Presentation: Maps are grouped by continent. It is colorful and visually appealing.

Relation to other works: National Geographic has countless publications, but this atlas is an up-to-date edition, and is highly recommended for school and academic libraries.

Accessibility/Diversity: The maps are large, colorful, and varied. Includes charts, graphs, and graphics for this students who prefer to see data displayed. This would appeal to visual learners, and anyone interested in learning more about the world around us.

Cost: $195.00

Professional Review: Werner, E. (2010, November 15). National geographic atlas of the world. Retrieved from http://bookverdict.com/details.xqy?ur... ...more
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Nov 23, 2014

National Geographic. (2004).National Geographic Atlas of the World. National Geographic Society. Eighth Edition, 416 pages

Citation by: Bert Becker

Type of reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 501.3

Content/Scope: This reference book covers locations of the worlds countries and gives pictures that allow the student to get an understanding of the county. Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology and information with dynamic and diverse physiographic and cultural content, the Eight Edition is National Geographic. (2004).National Geographic Atlas of the World. National Geographic Society. Eighth Edition, 416 pages

Citation by: Bert Becker

Type of reference: Atlas

Call Number: Ref 501.3

Content/Scope: This reference book covers locations of the worlds countries and gives pictures that allow the student to get an understanding of the county. Combining state-of-the-art cartographic technology and information with dynamic and diverse physiographic and cultural content, the Eight Edition is National Geographic's most accurate and interesting record of the world yet.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The information is accurate in this atlas by National Geogrpahic. The National Geographic is a well established publisher.

Arrangement/Presentation: This atlas is so easy to use. It is student friendly startin about with the 4th grade. Younger students will enjoy the pictures and older students will be allowed to use the information for any assignments that they need.

Relation to other works: It gives a lot information for data, numbers and statistics that could be used in social studies.

Accessibility/Diversity: Used primarily for middle school to high school students. Although, younger students will enjoy the pictures.

Cost: $30.00

Professional review of the item:
National Geographic. (2004).National Geographic Atlas of the World. National Geographic Society. Eighth Edition, 416 pages

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Jun 18, 2012

Geographical Reference

Name: Michelle David

National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Dewey: 912
Reading Level: Grades 5-10
Category: Nonfiction Reference/Atlas

Review Citation:
Bolson, C. (2011, February 1). [Review of the book National geographic atlas of the world]. Booklist. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....

Description: This revised edition reflects changes globally from the previous edition. Geographical Reference

Name: Michelle David

National Geographic. (2011). National geographic atlas of the world. (9th ed.). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

Dewey: 912
Reading Level: Grades 5-10
Category: Nonfiction Reference/Atlas

Review Citation:
Bolson, C. (2011, February 1). [Review of the book National geographic atlas of the world]. Booklist. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....

Description: This revised edition reflects changes globally from the previous edition. The maps shown are geopolitical, environmental and thematic. All 194 countries in the world are shown across 20 new world maps of all kinds.

Relevance and Relationship: This is an up-to-date version of the world. This edition also features critical issues around the world such as human rights and energy. There are ocean floor maps and maps of the solar system utilizing satellite imagery. The cost of this book is about $175. Web or online maps are smaller in size and are more appropriate for a fast reference, but these allow students to view and study maps and images in greater detail.

Purpose: Students need to have a greater understanding of world geography. This atlas can provide teachers with the tools they need to develop geographical lessons that contain the study of human-environment interactions, regional characteristics, and the communication of people and spread of ideas.

Validity: National Geographic has been producing maps and atlases for many years and is a highly credible and authoritative reference resource. The newest version is current and includes all regions on the planet including the ocean floor and outer space regions.

Format: There are 432 pages in the atlas. When open, the atlas pages are more than 3 feet by 2 feet. The atlas uses full color maps and images, graphs and charts, photographs and satellite imagery.

Arrangement and Presentation: The atlas contains an index with over 150,000 geographic place-names. Sections have been eliminated as well as city maps.

Diversity: This book will help all students gain a greater understanding of the countries and regions in the world. It also provides extra spotlights on troubled regions in the world today, specifically the Middle East.
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Sep 10, 2017

I just want to study this all day every day. this was our big investment piece for school this year and it was well worth the investment. It's GIANT and encourages perusing and studying. We are spoiled by Google earth, but I wanted something my kids could actually use without a screen glowing in their face. This is pretty extensive.
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Sep 22, 2019

The sixth edition is a gem, not only for its comprehensive capture of the worlds geology and universes galaxies, but also for its geopolitical importance in the worlds history.

This book was written in June 1990, when nations were entering liberation with the dissolution of the USSR, the beginning of the democracy in South America, and the forming of national identities in post-colonial Asia. The authors write of the geography and politics with a mixture of optimism and reservation. I highly The sixth edition is a gem, not only for its comprehensive capture of the world’s geology and universe’s galaxies, but also for its geopolitical importance in the world’s history.

This book was written in June 1990, when nations were entering liberation with the dissolution of the USSR, the beginning of the democracy in South America, and the forming of national identities in post-colonial Asia. The authors write of the geography and politics with a mixture of optimism and reservation. I highly recommend this edition. ...more
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Aug 10, 2019

It is a very nice book. I will recommend it to read to my friends.
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Jan 20, 2020

A National Geographic publication; this book has about 30 pages of information before you get to actual maps. Subjects covered range from the history of map making to continental drift to magnetic field generated by the cores convection. World Tectonics gives us insight into how mountain ranges are formed. Weather patterns and ocean currents reveal how nutrients are spread as well as how most of the heat from the sun is held in our oceans. Politics, animals, minerals and more are talked about. I A National Geographic publication; this book has about 30 pages of information before you get to actual maps. Subjects covered range from the history of map making to continental drift to magnetic field generated by the cores convection. World Tectonics gives us insight into how mountain ranges are formed. Weather patterns and ocean currents reveal how nutrients are spread as well as how most of the heat from the sun is held in our oceans. Politics, animals, minerals and more are talked about. I am happy that I decided to look closer at our World Atlas. ...more

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