Category: Atlases, British
This information-packed atlas has been fully revised and updated for 2004-2005. With 96 pages of authoritative world mapping, a comprehensive index, 67 city maps and a thematic section providing information on topics covered in secondary school geography, humanities and economics courses, the atlas is recommended for homework and school projects as well as for general home reference. The 96 pages of physical and political maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms. The 32-page 'World in Focus' section covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and politics. The 48-page 'World Cities' section provides urban area and city centre maps marking tourist sites for 67 of the world's most important cities, backed up by a comprehensive index. Full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section. The 35,000-name index includes geographical features as well as towns and cities, with both letter-figure grid references and
Philip's Essential School Atlas has been specially created for lower-secondary geography students (11-14 year olds). It is ideal for work leading up to GCSE (England and Wales) - National Curriculum Key Stage 3 - and Scotland's National Qualifications. The maps have been carefully designed so they are uncluttered and easy to read, containing specially selected place names and detail. A clear set of symbols and scale information accompanies each map and there is a useful introductory section covering basic atlas skills, including aerial photographs and satellite images to further explain particular features on the maps. Fully up-to-date, the atlas comprises a 16-page UK and Ireland section and a 42-page World section. Detailed regional maps, charts and satellite images of Europe, Italy, the Middle East, China, Japan, Kenya, USA, Brazil, and the Arctic and Antarctica are included, focusing on areas of special interest for students of geography, such as Japan's volcanoes and earthquakes, conservation in Kenya, and water supply in the USA. Philip's Essential School Atlas is ideal for special project work, featuring an informative section of world thematic maps on the environment, climate change, people, quality of life, and energy. Latitude and longitude co-ordinates are included in the index, alongside figure-letter references.
Author: David Wright,Jill Wright
Category: Children's atlases
In Philip's Children's Atlas, clear and accurate maps are combined with fascinating facts about the countries of the world to provide essential geographical information for young readers. In addition, guidance is given at the beginning of the atlas on how to use the maps, encouraging the early development of map skills. The atlas is organized spread by spread in the classic sequence: first Europe, then its land neighbour Asia, followed by Africa, Australia and Oceania, North America and South America. Illustrated with interesting full-colour photographs and packed with fact boxes, curiosities, flags, stamps and quiz questions, Philip's Children's Atlas is both fun to use and easy to understand. A past winner of the Geographical Association's award for making a significant contribution to geography, Philip's Children's Atlas was judged "an excellent 'all round' children's atlas with simple yet well-designed maps, well-illustrated with colour photographs. It links places to issues, events and real people, giving a clear sense of place."
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
This atlas provides a comprehensive view of the world through accurate and accessible reference maps, illustrated thematic spreads and detailed world statistics. The maps have been designed and created specifically for this format and provide balanced coverage of the whole world. The highly illustrative world and continental thematic spreads complement the reference maps and provide detailed information on major geographical themes and world issues. economy, health and communications, are presented through maps, satellite images, photographs, statistics and graphics. These are backed up by detailed world statistics on key socio-economic indicators. The comprehensive index contains over 45,000 place names and includes special gazetteer-style entries, which provide key facts about selected places and geographical features around the world. highly illustrated world and continental thematic pages; details of all the world's states and territories; world statistics of major socio-economic indicators; and an index to over 45,000 place names.
The new edition Philip's Pocket World Atlas contains 96 pages of maps that are politically coloured to emphasize countries, towns and cities, as well as major transport routes and administrative boundaries. At the beginning of the atlas are maps showing the world's major flight paths and international organizations. In addition, there is a concise country gazetteer giving details for over 200 of the world's nations, with useful information about area, population, capital cities, annual income, currencies and national governments. At the end of the atlas, 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 this pocket-sized world atlas ideal for students and travellers of all kinds.
Author: George Philip & Son
Philip's Navigator Scotland is part of a series of Navigator regional road atlases. The Navigator maps provide highly detailed coverage of the region's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks. In this atlas, much of the Central Lowlands and Scottish Borders are shown at 1.5 miles to 1 inch, while the rest of Scotland is shown at 3 miles to 1 inch. There is an abundance of other detail, including hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas, and a wide range of places of interest. There are also useful details of many services that may be needed while travelling, such as tourist information centres. The atlas has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of major regional centres. The front of the atlas contains a 15-page guide to regional leisure with full details of places of interest, such as castles, houses, cathedrals and museums, plus guides to nature reserves, parks and gardens, and listings of a wide variety of activities from abseiling to yachting. The atlas is designed with the leisure user particularly in mind, and is ideal for touring with its large scale and wealth of travel information. The exceptional detail also makes the atlas ideal for local business use, such as planning and delivery driving.
Author: Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
Category: Atlases, British
The 193 pages of detailed physical and political maps in Philip's Atlas of the World have been fully revised and updated. Praised by the Daily Mail as 'clearer than The Times', the unique combination of relief colouring and hill-shading gives an exceptional portrayal of landforms. This new edition includes the highly topical 'The Future of the Oceans and Seas' feature, which provides an overview and examines some of the major issues affecting the world's oceans today. The richly informative 'World Geography' section comprises 42 pages of maps, charts, diagrams and text explaining key world themes such as climate change, geology, trade, agriculture, industry and population. Also included are urban-area and city-centre maps for 70 of the world's largest and most economically important cities, including all major capitals, with locator maps to indicate each city's position in its global context. In addition, the 'Images of Earth' section shows spectacular satellite views of 17 major cities and regions across the globe. Illustrated with flags and locator maps, the 34-page A-Z 'Gazetteer of Nations' provides key facts and figures for every sovereign state. The 86,000-name index, including geographical features and historical place names as well as towns and cities, gives full latitude/longitude co-ordinates and letter-figure grid references. A 1,000-entry 'Geographical Glossary' explains the derivations of many unfamiliar place names - for example: wadi = dry watercourse; jebel = mountain.
Author: Norman Myers
Gathers information about the world's economy, population, cultures, health care, literacy, food supplies, employment, wildlife, ecology, natural resources, and energy supplies
Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Bounty Books
This classic work is a definitive reference to the stars, the planets and the Universe. It contains hundreds of photographs from the very best ground-based telescopes and the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, along with fascinating images from five decades of robotic exploration of the planets. As well as being a beautiful and informative portrait of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it a highly suitable guide for those who wish to discover the richness of astronomy for themselves.
For 3-5 Year Olds
Author: David Wright,Rachel Noonan
Category: Children's atlases
Philip's Early Years Atlas is intended for pre-reading children, aged between 3 and 5 years old, with text to help parents and teachers explain what is happening on the maps and illustrations to the young children. The atlas is designed to meet the curriculum requirements for under-5s: 'Knowledge and understanding of the world'. Simple, child-friendly maps are combined with fascinating photographs and facts about the world to provide essential geographical information for very young children. 'Balloons' link photos of real places to each map. Guidance is given at the beginning of the atlas on how to use the maps, encouraging the early development of map skills and knowledge of the world. An index to the maps plus a simple illustrated glossary complete the atlas. Philip's Early Years Atlas is both fun to use and easy to understand. Each colourful spread includes additional ideas and suggestions for parents and teachers to use with young children in order to stimulate interest and understanding of the photographs, flags, stamps and maps. The main text is simple and uncomplicated, and will encourage early reading skills to develop in the children.
The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World
Author: Tim Webb,Stephen Beaumont
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
As craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoì, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated second edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.
Author: George Philip & Son,Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Slipping easily into a pocket, valise, or backpack, this handy atlas brims with information vital to visitors of foreign lands. Full-color maps & art.
Category: Atlases, British
Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 98th Edition, Philip's Modern School Atlas is an essential reference work for secondary education (14-18 year olds), suitable for Key Stage 4, GCSE, A-Level and international schools. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. A 12-page Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS (with an explanation of false-colour usage), incorporating a selection of images used in studies of exploration, land reclamation, erosion, geology, pollution and urban regeneration, with explanatory text. The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 31 pages. With physically coloured maps, this is the most accurate mapping of the UK and Ireland available at the chosen scales - accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes. The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps. Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 98th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.
Author: Parragon Book Service Limited,Philip Steele
Category: Children's atlases
The Art, Theory and Practice of War, 1618-1878
Author: David G. Chandler
Category: Political Science
"...a superbly illustrated volume of maps, art, line drawings, photographs, artifacts, charts and graphs of warfare as it was fought over 260 years in Europe, the Crimea, North America, and India, written by one of the greatest military chroniclers of this century....This is a work that all military buffs will want to read, own and treasure, as well as refer to time and time again for every nugget of information that can be gleaned."--Military History. "Every chapter...was first-rate..."--PC Gamer.
The new edition Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas, in a spiral A4 format, is the must-have atlas for anyone travelling to these countries by motor vehicle. In addition to the main maps at 1:750,000, the road network is shown at three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M, with ultra-clear detailed maps for urban areas. Scenic routes are highlighted on the road maps, with theme parks and World Heritage sites clearly shown. The maps also highlight towns with low-emission zones and show motorway rest/parking areas. Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas includes: Up-to-date driving regulations, including speed limits; 4 pages of route-planning maps which enable journeys of over 800 miles to be planned without turning a page; 57 pages of clear, detailed road maps, with scenic routes highlighted and toll, toll-free and pre-pay motorways all clearly marked; 6 large-scale urban-area maps; 11 city-centre plans marking historic buildings and tourist attractions, as well as car parks, head post offices and other facilities; Listings for ski resorts and top visitor attractions.
Author: David Cobbold,Sebastian Durand-Viel
An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique. This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards. A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.