Collins Student Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14–16, however its well-researched uncluttered design makes it suitable for all students. It features up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics, and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables cover topics such as tourism, telecommunications, environmental topics, and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available. New features cover development indicators, pollution hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea, urban pollution in Italy, world agriculture, world urbanization, world climate change, low and middle economic developing countries, and ecological footprints. The inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics, or IT projects.