If you could safely get away to anywhere in the world right now … where would you go?
I’d definitely go somewhere tropical and secluded, but not so secluded I can’t get a cocktail on the beach!
I am a HUGE fan of the environment. I mean, it’s pretty important right? I love National Geographic, and all that they do and what they stand for and I will always educate myself about the climate and what we can do to protect it. So needless to say I’ve amassed a pretty large collection of their books and I’m excited to share my newest addition!
Through cartography and maps, graphics and illustrations, and of course – in typical National Geographic fashion – incredible photography, Family Reference Atlas of the World is a stunning and reader-friendly compilation of facts and understanding of our planet, for readers both young and old. I loved the detailed maps, fun facts and tidbits of info for each country, and the photos are of course, exquisite to stare at!
I don’t know about you but I find it really hard to look at maps online. I will always go to a physical book to look at maps above anything else.
This book is clean and clear and firstly organized by continent. Easily find the continent you are looking for and get immediate info on geography, history, culture and economy – as well as unique features like “longest river” or “busiest container port”.
Then, find the country you are looking for, and get fast facts about it’s flag, area, population, capital, religion and language. As well as info on population density, climate and land cover.
It’s really hard to travel right now but through this atlas, you can explore all 195 countries, our oceans, and even the moon, planets, and beyond.
With more than a century of mapmaking experience, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC continues to be one of the world’s preeminent cartographic publishers. The new Family Reference Atlas is produced by a deeply experienced editorial and cartographic team, in collaboration with preeminent scientists, scholars, and researchers, continuing a legacy of publishing quality atlas products that combine the art and science of mapmaking.
This is not a book you breeze through and read once then put away. It a book that lives with you. On a coffee table to reference frequently, to flip through when feeling curious, and is a beautiful and educational conversation piece.
The perfect addition to any family library, and would make a fantastic holiday gift!
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the gifted book!
- Item Weight : 5.7 pounds
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1426221446
- Dimensions : 10.8 x 1.35 x 14 inches
- Publisher : National Geographic; 5th edition (October 6, 2020)
- Language: : English
About the Book:
Show your kids the world with fascinating facts and more than 650 photographs, maps, and graphics covering every country–plus the poles, the oceans, and outer space–in this completely revised edition of National Geographic’s beloved family-oriented atlas.
This exquisitely updated edition of National Geographic’s popular and reader-friendly Family Reference Atlas features authoritative maps, detailed artwork, and explanatory graphics–an indispensable source of information for inquiring minds, young and old. In these richly illustrated pages, every country in the world is represented by a detailed map within its geographical context and also its flag, key statistics, and secondary maps with environmental and population information. Special sections feature maps and facts about the ocean, the solar system, and the universe beyond. Newsworthy topics from climate change and human migration to languages and digital connectivity are explained in maps, graphics, and photos. Fully indexed, and written to engage all ages, this indispensable atlas belongs in every family library.