The perfect family reference atlas for travel, planning, school and college study, and for gaining a perspective on how the world looks today Detailed world mapping is attractively presented along with hundreds of facts, internet links, images, tables, and graphs. Highly detailed maps give balanced worldwide coverage, alongside beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics including world and continental ranking tables. A 32-page section shows the latest global issues including the AIDS epidemic, world conflict, climate change, and the international drugs trade. Statistics, description, and flags are detailed for every country in the world. An updated section shows the latest stunning satellite images, and all the UNESCO World Heritage sites are listed with locations maps. This detailed atlas is an ideal addition to any reference collection.