From the premier publisher of maps and atlases for more than 100 years comes this comprehensive, authoritative, and oversized guide to the world. It includes 150 pages of rich detailed maps of the world, updated to reflect recent political changes. Enhanced coverage of the United States features a special section with individual maps of all 50 states. An introductory section contains a primer on cartography and the basics of map-reading; "The Real World," which provides an in-depth look at world climate, populations, people, and countries; and a time zone map of the world. For research, for homework, for trip and vacation planning, for following current events anywhere on the globe, or even for armchair travel, this atlas makes an invaluable addition to any home library.