Author(s): National Geographic
Through state-of-the-art maps and cutting-edge graphic design, this completely updated atlas covers the latest geopolitical developments and illuminates the important trends that grip the planet. From new political maps that review areas of turbulent civil strife in the Middle East to thematic spreads that highlight freshwater scarcity, climate and global warming, population growth, and more, this innovative book addresses the world's challenges and celebrates its wonders. Filled with dynamic infographics and compelling annotations and captions, NG Global Atlas documents the critical facts, developments, and trends of our ever-evolving human and natural landscape. With a focus on global issues, all maps are newly created and reflect the latest developments in the world. Brand-new, never-before-published physical and political continental maps, including Antarctica, reflect the latest advances in mapping technology through astonishing digital elevation detail. Enhancements include innovative, internal navigation tools and new thematic coverage of population, climate, and energy. Maps supplemented with state-of-the-art visual representations; compelling photography and cutting-edge infographics explain the trends in today's world. Superb overall readability, captivating design and layout, and navigational ease allow the reader to quickly and succinctly retrieve information.
National Geographic cartographers bring nearly a century of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to bear on every atlas product. In this 21st century, techniques used in digital mapping have undergone remarkable changes. Today, satellite and digital imaging technology, GPS, and GIS technologies provide cartographers with state-of-the-art tools to map and animate the Earth and its myriad regions--from far above and up close--across all seven continents and the interconnected oceans. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, functional, informative atlases with award-winning designs is one of the great strengths of National Geographic.