Encyclopedia Britannica World Atlas
The 218 pages of mapping, with completely up to date reference maps, include detailed information at a large scale. An introductory section, The World Today, includes Geographical Comparisons, Planets, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Climate, Vegetation, Population and Cities and Energy. The maps are organised by continent- Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Oceania and Antarctica. Each continental section of maps is introduced by a stunning satellite image. The extensive Index has over 130,000 place name entries from the reference maps. Cross referencing to alternative and former names is also possible. 32 detailed plans of the world's greatest cities are provided. The index is also accompanied by a glossary of geographical terms.