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Author: Hammond World Atlas Corporation.
Publisher: [Union, N.J.] : Hammond World Atlas Corporation, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This atlas presents physical, political, and satellite maps, statistics of world geography, and a special thematic section highlighting the 2004 tsunami disaster in Asia, trends and insights about population, global climate change, protection of our natural and cultural heritage, and more.
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Genre/Form: Atlases
World atlases
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hammond World Atlas Corporation.
Hammond world atlas.
[Union, N.J.] : Hammond World Atlas Corporation, ©2008
(OCoLC)762005113
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Hammond World Atlas Corporation.
ISBN: 0843709677 9780843709674
OCLC Number: 179921382
Notes: Relief shown by shading and gradient tints.
Includes statistical tables and index.
Description: 1 atlas (346 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Contents: Thematic section. The universe : our place in space --
The solar system --
Comets and asteroids --
Planet earth --
Drifting lithospheric plates --
Earthquakes : danger from the depths --
Volcanism : unbridled forces from the earth's interior --
Tsunamis --
Water molds the landscape --
Natural disasters : human catastrophes --
Oceans and marine circulation systems --
The earth's ice : a remnant of the Ice Age --
Global climate zones --
The changing global climate --
Global warming --
Vegetation : the earth's botanical cloak --
Biodiversity ; Geodiversity ; Ecodiversity --
Deserts and desertification --
Worldwide protection for natural treasures through UNESCO --
Early human development and migration --
Exploration of the earth's surface --
The dynamic global population --
Human migration --
Global linguistic diversity --
Religions --
Global urbanization --
Water as a resource and a source of problems and conflicts --
Fossil fuels : production and world trade --
The future of energy --
Division of the globe into time zones --
The evolution of cartography --
Tourism : economics and the environment. Satellite section. Introduction and legend --
Remote satellite surveying --
The earth from space --
The earth's surface --
Volcanism --
Meteorite craters --
Climate : storms and a dangerous Christ child --
Climate : changes in the ozone layer --
Bodies of water : rivers --
Bodies of water : shrinking of seas --
Deserts --
Coastal formation : fjords and skerries --
Coastal formations : the largest reef on earth --
Coastal formations : inland waterways --
Continental divides : natural boundaries --
Vegetation and land use : rainforest --
Vegetation and land use : desert --
Settlement patterns : villages and metropolitan areas --
Settlement patterns : the metropolis --
Settlement patterns : city and country --
Environmental problems --
Polar regions --
Mountains ranges : glacial heights --
Mountains : ancient massifs. Map section. Contents of map section --
Using this atlas --
Quick reference guide --
Map projections --
World, physical --
Europe --
Asia/East Asia --
Southeast Asia/Southern Asia --
Near and Middle East/Africa --
Australia and Pacific Ocean/North America --
Middle America/South America --
World, political --
Europe --
Europe, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
The European Union --
Europe by rail --
London, Paris/United Kingdom, Ireland --
Central and Southern Ireland/Central Scotland --
Northeastern Ireland, Northern England and Wales --
Southern England and Wales --
Scandinavia and Finland, Iceland/Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen --
Baltic region --
North Central Europe --
West Central Europe --
Portugal, Spain --
Southern Italy, Albania, Greece --
Hungary, Northern Balkan states --
Netherlands, Northwest Germany --
Belgium, Northern France, Western Germany --
Northwestern France --
Southern Germany, Czech Republic, Upper Austria --
Central Alps region --
Northern Italy --
Southeastern France/Central Italy --
Mediterranean region --
Northeastern Europe --
Southeastern Europe --
Ukraine --
Russia and neighboring countries --
Asia --
Asia, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
Indian Ocean earthquake : tsunami --
The Middle East region --
Eastern Asia --
Northeastern China/Korea --
Northern Japan/Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka-Nagoya --
Central and Southern Japan --
Southeastern China, Northern Indochina --
Philippines/Malaya, Sumatra, Java --
Indonesia, Malaysia --
Southern Asia --
Indochina/Southern India --
Ganges Plain --
Punjab Plain/Central Asia --
Southwestern Asia --
Northern Middle East --
Eastern Mediterranean region/Jordan River Valley --
Africa --
Africa, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
The Nile --
East Africa --
Northeastern Africa --
Northern West Africa --
Northern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia/Nile River delta --
Southern West Africa --
North Central Africa --
Ethiopia, Somalia/East Central Africa --
West Central Africa --
South Central Africa --
Southern Africa --
Australia, New Zealand, Central Pacific --
Australia, New Zealand, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef --
Australian Aborigines --
Papua New Guinea, Northern Australia --
Western and Central Australia --
Southeastern Australia/Sydney-Melbourne --
Northeastern Australia/New Zealand --
Central Pacific Ocean --
North and Middle America --
North America, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
Alaska --
Hurricane Katrina --
Canada --
United States --
Southwestern Canada, Northwestern United States --
Central Pacific and Western United States --
Southwestern United States --
Southern Texas --
Southern Great Plains --
Central Great Plains --
South Central Canada, North Central United States --
Southeastern Canada, Northeastern United States --
Great Lakes region, Middle Atlantic United States --
Mideastern United States --
Northern Gulf Coast region --
Los Angeles-San Diego/Seattle-Tacoma, Sacrament-San Francisco-San Jose, Chicago-Milwaukee, Detroit --
New York-Philadelphia-Washington --
Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, St. Louis/Alaska --
Middle America --
Northern and Central Mexico --
Southern Mexico, Central America, Western Caribbean --
South American and polar regions --
South America, political --
UNESCO cultural heritage --
The Amazon --
The Galápagos Islands --
Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador --
Guianas, Northern Brazil --
Peru, Northern Bolivia, Western Brazil --
Eastern Brazil --
Central South America --
Southern Chile and Argentina --
Arctic regions, Antarctica. Statistics and index section. World statistics --
Countries of the world --
Population of major cities --
Glossary of foreign terms --
Index abbreviations --
Index of the world (110,000 entries).
Other Titles: World atlas

Abstract:

This atlas presents physical, political, and satellite maps, statistics of world geography, and a special thematic section highlighting the 2004 tsunami disaster in Asia, trends and insights about population, global climate change, protection of our natural and cultural heritage, and more.

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