November 9, 2018

Visual Atlas of the World Blog Tour: Review

Visual Atlas of the World
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: National Geographic; 2nd edition (September 19, 2017)

Description:

Uniting National Geographic's incomparable photography with state-of-the-art cartographic technology, this is the most compelling, authoritative, and up-to-the-moment visual atlas on the market. 

Reimagined and completely updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic's visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire. From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color. Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, more than 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is a must-have reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars. Each page was created in collaboration with the world's premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers and is populated with the most up-to-date information available, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.

Purchase Links:
National Geographic | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
The Visual Atlas of the World is a beautiful collection of photographs, charts, maps, and information that makes it a must-have for anyone who enjoys geography or those who enjoy books about the world. I loved this book for lots of reasons. The pictures are gorgeous and interesting - there are no pages without some sort of picture, whether color photos or satellite images. The maps are incredibly well defined and show a lot more than I expected. I haven't looked into geography for quite awhile and this is a real treasure trove of information. The cartography is very detailed and descriptive and includes several different types of information per map. I could sit and look at this atlas for hours at a time. Anyone who reads this book will learn so much from its pages - every country around the world and even beyond the world with the moon and outer space. I can't recommend this book highly enough to every type of reader, as it's a phenomenal piece of work and should be admired by everyone. Definitely for those interested in geography, maps, sociology, teachers and students, and those who love to keep learning.