This perfect family reference atlas provides a comprehensive and topical view of today s world and the issues facing it. It includes. It includes more than 150 pages of highly accurate and fully up-to-date maps, with an index of over 50,000 place names. Highly illustrated thematic pages provide detailed information on, and interpretations of, major geographical themes and global issues, including the environment, world conflict, population, climate change and the international drugs trade. A fully revised world statistics section offers thousands of country statistics that enable the reader to learn more about the world. Comparative satellite images show dramatic examples of environmental change e.g. deforestation."