ATLAS OF GLOBAL GEOGRAPHY by Erwin Reiss

ATLAS OF GLOBAL GEOGRAPHY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This might be called a planes-eye-view atlas, with addenda in the shape of pictorial commentaries on such subjects as poverty, disease, hunger, etc. It is an attempt to show the ""geographic landscape"" -- forests, deserts, mountains, agricultural sections, cities large and small -- all more important from this approach than the more usual attributes of maps, and the passing show of boundary lines and so on. This is not a gezeteer -- comparatively few city place names, locales in detail, etc. are included. There is a section tracing the historic progress of maps from Ancient Greece on. North in space is indicated on another series; climate, oceans, successive sections of the globe as envisioned by the air age -- interrelation of such parts -- all emerge from a succession of beautifully drawn and reproduced maps. 32 in four color -- 16 in two color -- the balance in black and white. The value of the map will be perhaps greater for social studies than for armchair strategists.

Publisher: Harper