This is a new edition of "Philip's Pocket World Atlas" with 96 pages of up-to-date maps politically coloured to emphasize countries, towns and cities, as well as major transport routes and administrative boundaries.
New locator maps have been added to help the reader place the country or region in its world context.
At the beginning is a thematic section including maps, text and statistics covering topics such as population, time zones, major world air routes, world climate, wealth and international organizations.
Also, a concise country gazetteer gives details for 30 of the world's most notable countries, with useful information about currencies, languages and national governments.
The 24-page letter-figure index lists all major towns and cities, plus numerous geographical features such as mountains, rivers and lakes.
The handy paperback format makes it ideal for students and travellers of all kinds.
It features: New regional boundaries in Denmark; New name-forms introduced in Greece; New Shanghai bridge - longest in world - now being built; New international airports in Japan and Thailand; and New railway in Tibet.