A resource for the young geographer, providing an introduction to the peoples and places of the world. It contains over 30 pages of bold maps, labelled for ease of reference. The maps are grouped by continent and introduced with photographic essays, containing important statistics and highlighting each region's most impressive sights. The volume also features satellite pictures of the Earth, details of how maps are made, thematic maps of the world and record-breaking facts and figures. Recommended Web sites are given to complement the maps and help readers to find out more about the world we live in.