Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Based on a totally new principle, that of equality of scale and area, Peter Atlas of the World allows the user to see the world as it really is. In addition to nearly 100 pages of color maps, the atlas includes 246 thematic world maps, all in color, offering a complete, in-depth picture of today's world. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This major atlas has been based on the Peters Project, a new approach to cartography which covers the entire world on the same scale, unlike former atlases which had a European bias. True sizes and areas can now be compared for countries in all parts of the globe. The atlas contains maps which show topographical, political and vegetation information based on the latest satellite technology. Over 200 additional thematic maps survey the Earth's social, economic, cultural and anthropological make-up.
From Library Journal:
All sorts of cartographic distortions can mar a world atlas, from overemphasis on particular regions (usually North America and Europe) to inconsistent map scales and skewed map projections. This work succeeds brilliantly in overcoming or min imizing such problems. Based on con cepts of equal scale and equal area projection developed by Arno Peters, a German mapmaker and mathematician, the atlas truly offers what it promises in the forward: "a new geographical picture of the world based on equal status of all the peoples of the earth." Specifically, it includes 43 double-page physical maps that cover the entire world at a single scale (1:8 million), and an 18,000-entry index which furnishes access to place-names. In addition, 246 thematic maps provide an array of information about the world's people and resources. The maps, all in color and extraordinarily readable, are products of the Swiss firm of Kummerly & Frey, and Oxford Cartographers in England. Several errors in map data were spotted (e.g., plate 20 erroneously shows St. Petersburg and Largo, both cities in Florida, as equivalent in size), but such occasional lapses should not dissuade librarians from acquiring this pathbreaking atlas.
- Kenneth F. Kister, Tampa, Fla.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0060165405I3N00
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0060165405I3N00
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Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1990. Condizione libro: Fair. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP87220912
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Descrizione libro Harper & Row, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. G/G, used, hc, colored map endpaper, 230 pages. Library stamp on a couple pages, no card pocket nor remains of same. Pages bright, binding tight. DJ enclosed in plastic sleeve, no chips or tears to dj. Codice libro della libreria 003774
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97800601654063.0