Peters Atlas of the World

Peters Atlas of the World

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
Based on new principles of equality of scale and area, this new view of the earth shows the planet's true proportions for the first time, correcting former distortions, and providing both topographic and thematic world maps

Book News
A handsome atlas employing the Peters projection (promising greater fidelity in: area, location, and axis yielding a thin South America, a short Greenland). Here is no bias toward Europe and N. America all topographic maps are at the same scale (1 cm=80 km). Uses shaded relief, with color representation of surface character. The 246 thematic maps (at much smaller scale) cover such familiar topics as language, energy, and health; but surprise us with the direction in which scripts are written (to the left, upwards, or to the right), and the number of fighter planes (Iraq 500 to 1,000), and tanks (USSR over 50,000). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1990
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780060165406
Characteristics: 188, [39] p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 35 cm


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