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World Atlas of Mangroves

Author : Mark Spalding
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"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.

Collins World Atlas

Author : Collins (Firm : London, England)
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This atlas provides a comprehensive view of the world through accurate and accessible reference maps, illustrated thematic spreads and detailed world statistics. The maps have been designed and created specifically for this format and provide balanced coverage of the whole world. The highly illustrative world and continental thematic spreads complement the reference maps and provide detailed information on major geographical themes and world issues. economy, health and communications, are presented through maps, satellite images, photographs, statistics and graphics. These are backed up by detailed world statistics on key socio-economic indicators. The comprehensive index contains over 45,000 place names and includes special gazetteer-style entries, which provide key facts about selected places and geographical features around the world. highly illustrated world and continental thematic pages; details of all the world's states and territories; world statistics of major socio-economic indicators; and an index to over 45,000 place names.

The Visual World Atlas Facts and maps of the current world

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The State of the World Atlas

Author : Dan Smith
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The State of the World Atlas is an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends, highlighting the international scope and complexity of many challenges facing the humanity today. With a bold new design, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on international trade and migration, the globalization of work, aging and new health risks (up to and including the COVID-19 pandemic), food and water, energy resources and consumption, literacy, gender equality, wars and peacekeeping, and more. And for the newest edition, special attention has been brought to the way that all of these issues are affected by the ongoing climate crisis. Fascinating, troubling, and surprising, this is an important resource for anyone who seeks to better understand the world around them.

The World Atlas of Language Structures

Author : Martin Haspelmath
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The World Atlas of Language Structures is a book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages. Its 142 world maps and numerous regional maps are all in full colour. Each world map shows an average of 400 languages and is accompanied by a fully referenced description. The CD provides an interactive version of the database which allows the user to customize the maps and find and test correlations. The Atlas is an indispensablesource of information for linguists, anthropologists, and geographers. It will be especially valuable for typologists, grammatical theorists, historical linguists, and those interested in a particular region. It sets new standards in comparative linguistics. No institution involved in language research can afford to bewithout it.

Metropolitan World Atlas

Author : Arjen van Susteren
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With its wealth of facts and clean, abstract design, the Metropolitan World Atlas is a must-buy. Despite the burgeoning interest in metropolitan growth and globalization there has been no way of directly comparing metropolises - until now, that is. This atlas offers a unique survey of global trade networks and their impact on metropolitan space. It documents a total of 101 metropolises, analysing them in easy-to-read ground plans. It also includes index numbers and tables regarding such aspects as population, density, pollution, travel time, data traffic, air and water travel and the size of Central Business Districts. Its unexpected combination of ground plans and statistics makes this atlas a unique work of reference where for the first time metropolitan areas like Beijing, Lagos, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo can be compared with one another and in terms of their position in the global urban network.

World Atlas of Seagrasses

Author : Edmund Peter Green
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Seagrasses are a vital and widespread but often overlooked coastal marine habitat. This volume provides a global survey of their distribution and conservation status.

The World Atlas of Wine

Author : Hugh Johnson
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Concentrating on wine-producing regions of the world, this atlas emphasizes the relationship between geography and its effects on a wine's character and notes important geographic features of famous vineyards

The World Atlas of Warfare

Author : Richard Holmes
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A definitive compendium of the weapons of war, from the earliest times to today's battles fought with sophisticated armaments, is enhanced with a chronology rich with photographs, maps, and drawings

A World Atlas of Translation

Author : Yves Gambier
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What do people think of translation in the different historical, cultural and linguistic traditions of the world? How many uses has translation been put to? How distant from one another are the concepts of translation found in the different traditions? These are some of the questions A World Atlas of Translation addresses. Its twenty-one reports give us pictures taken from the inside, both from traditions that are well represented in the literature and from the many that (for now) are not. But the Atlas is not content with documenting – no map is this innocent. In fact, the wealth of information collected and made accessible by its reporters can be useful to gauge the dispersion of translation concepts across traditions. As you read its reports, the Atlas will keep asking “How far apart do these concepts look to you?” Finally and more ambitiously, the reports can help us test the hypothesis that a cross-cultural notion of translation exists. In this respect, the Atlas is mostly a proof of concept. It hopes to encourage further fact-based research in quest of a robust and compelling unifying notion of translation.

National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers

Author : National Geographic
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Presents world, regional, and thematic maps as well as photographic essays on each continent.

The World Atlas of Sport

Author : Alan Tomlinson
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This beautifully designed and fully illustrated atlas maps the world's major competitive sports, with comprehensive sections on the politics, economics and scandals of international sporting events plus a gazetteer of each country's sporting profile. Tracing the emergence of sport in its modern forms, it features all sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, as well as colourful case studies of the sportsmen and women who have emerged as global celebrities and superstars.

World Atlas of Epidemic Diseases

Author : Smallman-Raynor Matthew
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The euphoria about the defeat of epidemics which surrounded the global eradication of smallpox in the 1970s proved short-lived. The advent of AIDS in the following decade, the widening spectrum of other newly-emergent diseases (from Ebola to Hanta virus), and the resurgence of old diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria all suggest that the threat of epidemic diseases remains at an historic high. The World Atlas of Epidemic Diseases provides a timely and scholarly review of over fifty of the most important such diseases at the start of the twenty-first century. This stunningly presented collection of maps, illustrations and commentary offers an authoritative overview of the global distribution of major epidemic diseases on a variety of spatial scales from the local to the global. The Atlas is arranged in an historical sequence, beginning with classic plagues such as the 'Black Death' and cholera and moving on through smallpox and measles to 'modern' diseases such as AIDS and Legionnaires' disease. Over 400 figures are incorporated, including 150 specially drawn maps supported by micrographs of the causative agents, photographs of the disease vectors, historical prints and graphs of changing incidence. The text for each disease includes discussion of its nature and epidemiological features, its origin (where known) and historical impacts, and its global status at the start of the twenty-first century. The book concludes with an informed look towards the future, assessing the probable impacts of major medical advances on life expectancy and the chances of success of programmes for the global eradication of diseases such as polio and measles. The World Atlas of Epidemic Diseases makes a major new contribution to our knowledge of the global burden of disease and is an informative and fascinating reference on the changing distributions of disease. It will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the spread, control and eradication of epidemic disease.

The State of the World Atlas

Author : Michael Kidron
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World Atlas of Desertification

Author : United Nations Environment Programme
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The World Atlas of Desertification summarises the state of scientific knowledge on the drylands of the globe. Representing in graphic form the current stage of our understanding of desertification, as well as its extent and possible solutions, it contains an extraordinary amount of information of value to students and experts alike. The Atlas clearly shows that desertification is one of the world's most pressing environmental problems, and that it is a truly global issue. Since the publication of the first edition in 1992, over 100 countries have ratified the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. This 2nd edition reflects major advances in our understanding of desertification over the past few years and has been thoroughly revised and expanded to almost twice its original size. Because combating desertification involves all aspects of environmental issues, this edition covers a broader range of topics, including concerns surrounding poverty, biodiversity, climate change and the availability of water. Social and economic conditions also have a major impact on the progress and control of desertification and this edition contains the latest information on population movements which result from, and lead to desertification. Desertification directly affects the livelihoods of more than one billion people who are directly dependent on the land for their survival. Using the latest updated digitised maps of desertification and fully referenced throughout, this Atlas is essential reading for everyone concerned with the drylands and their people.

The World

Author : Liz McKay
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Amazing World Atlas

Author : Lonely Planet Kids
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Finally, Lonely Planet has made the Atlas kids have been waiting for! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids aged 8 and up what the world is really like.

The world atlas of golf

Author : Pat Ward-Thomas
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The great courses and how they are played. 70 major golf courses of the world mapped and described in detail. Cazetteer of 118 outstanding courses with course cards and maps. The history an the challenge of some of the finest holes in golf. Learning from memorable shots of past and present masters of the game.

World Atlas of the Past

Author : John Haywood
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Together the 4 vols. of the World atlas of the past trace the history of humankind from its tentative beginnings to the present. It covers the major civilizations of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Friends Around the World Atlas

Author : Compassion International
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Designed to help children learn about others and develop their own compassionate approaches, this atlas uses colorful illustrated maps and interesting, relatable facts to introduce children to 26 countries where Compassion International is transforming impoverished children's lives.