National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition

By Geographic, National

Publishers Summary:
The latest edition of the award-winning National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers features all new photographs, maps, and graphics.And now, for the first time ever, the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers goes interactive! The 3rd edition is chockfull of bright, bold icons that, thanks to a specially designed National Geographic web site, will allow kids to go beyond the printed page and experience firsthand the sights, sounds, and movements of the world's people, places, and animals. They'll watch brown bears fish for salmon in Alaska, listen to the latest singing sensation from Haiti, experience the power of a volcanic eruption, explore a rain forest, hang out at a local market in India, and much more.Every map is custom-designed for middle-grade students by the Society's world-renowned cartographers. Each map reflects the latest place-name and boundary changes. Every statistic in every fact box and every economic symbol on the regional maps reflects the very latest data available. All maps are shown in the context of surrounding areas to ensure that a complete picture of the world develops. Same-size physical and political maps make for easy comparisons and help youngsters understand how physical features influence patterns of human settlement and economic activity.Stunning images from space help link real-world images and give young readers a physical sense of the natural grandeur of our world. The National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers is a book that will expand the minds and stimulate the imaginations of kids everywhere.

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ISBN
978-1-42630-088-2
Publisher
National Geographic Children's Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2008

Gr 4-Up This update is ideal for tech-savvy students. Curious readers can use the related Web site to view photos and videos of animals in their natural habitats, hear audio clips, play games, print color maps, and send e-postcards. The lengthy introduction includes clear explanations of how to read the maps and use the Web site followed by information on the oceans, natural disasters, world population, religions, economies, food, water, and energy, with an emphasis on environmental concerns. Easy-to-read, full-color photos, maps, and gra...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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