This is a fully revised general reference atlas in the exciting Collins world atlas range. Highly detailed maps giving balanced worldwide coverage, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics enable the user to know the world. This perfect family reference atlas provides a comprehensive and topical view of today's world and the issues facing it. The contents include: highly detailed reference maps, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics enable the user to know the world; 32 pages of highly illustrative world and continental thematic pages provide detailed information on, and interpretations of, major geographical themes and global issues; over 150 pages of highly accurate and fully up-to-date maps with an index of over 50 000 place names (10,000 more than the nearest competitor at this price); new spreads include two spreads on environmental threats and protection, world water issues and fascinating ecology spreads on each continent; and global issues including the AIDS epidemic, world conflict, climate change and the international drugs trade.
Comparative satellite images show dramatic examples of environmental change.