Nick my darling son posed a quite interesting question when he received this book – “Mom, How would you go about reviewing an atlas?” It is after all one of his favorite books in all of the ones he has received so far to review.
He is one of those kids who likes non-fiction, he especially enjoys history – wars, battles, and all of that stuff. This book will be worn out for sure.
This atlas is unique. Not only does it list all of the places in the world, the pictures, diagrams and text and captions are all up to date to even include even new countries or changes in their names.
The key to maps is that they are easy to navigate, to understand, compare geographical locations, and time zones.
In a section entitled “Countries of the World it gives you that little snippet of information about that particular country such as:
- Languages spoken
- Total Area (bonus question – guess which country is just slightly larger than Canada ?)
- Ethnic Mix
- Calorie consumption
The index itself could even be a whole other book. The back inside cover also includes flags of the world which are also updated.
Did you happen to know that the earth is actually shrinking?