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The detailed physical and political maps in this large-format atlas have been fully revised and updated. Latest updates to the maps include the world's newest island (Warming Island in Greenland), revealed by the melting ice cap; the new international airport at Jebel Ali, UAE (the world's largest airport on completion); new name forms in Karnataka, India; new name form for Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo International Airport); and the new Somport Tunnel linking Aquitaine (France) and Aragon (Spain).
This new edition features the informative 'World Geography' sectioon, packed with maps, diagrams and text explaining key world themes such as climate, geology, trade, agriculture, industry and population. Also included are urban-area and city-centre maps for 69 of the world's largest and most economically important cities, including all major capitals. In addition, the 'Images of Earth' section shows spectacular satellite views of 17 major cities and regions across the globe. Illustrated with flags and locator maps, the 34-page A-Z 'Gazetteer of Nations' provides key facts and figures for every sovereign state; plus topical current affairs maps are provided for 'Regions in the News', including Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine.