Student Atlas of World Geography

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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The Student Atlas series combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents

Student Atlas of World Geography, 8e

A Note to the Student

Introduction: How to Read an Atlas

Unit I Global Physical Patterns

Map 1 World Political Divisions
Map 2 World Physical Features
Map 3a Average Annual Precipitation
Map 3b Seasonal Average Precipitation, November through April
Map 3c Seasonal Average Precipitation, May through October
Map 3d Variation in Average Annual Precipitation
Map 4a Temperature Regions and Ocean Currents
Map 4b Average January Temperature
Map 4c Average July Temperature
Map 5a Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, January
Map 5b Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, July
Map 6a Climate Regions, Present
Map 6b Climate Regions, Future
Map 7 Vegetation Types
Map 8 Soil Orders
Map 9 Ecological Regions
Map 10 Plate Tectonics
Map 11 Topography
Map 12a Resources: Mineral Fuels
Map 12b Resources: Critical Metals
Map 13 Natural Hazards

Unit II Global Human Patterns

Map 14 Past Population Distributions and Densities
Map 15 Population Density
Map 16 Land Use, A.D. 1500
Map 17 Economic Activities Modern Land Use Patterns
Map 18 Urbanization
Map 19 Transportation Patterns
Map 20 Religions
Map 21 Religious Adherence
Map 22 Languages
Map 23 Linguistic Diversity
Map 24 Dying Languages: A Loss of Cultural Wealth
Map 25 External Migrations in Modern Times

Unit III Global Demographic Patterns

Map 26 Population Growth Rates
Map 27 International Migrant Populations 2009
Map 28 Migration Rates
Map 29a Total Fertility Rates, 1985
Map 29b Total Fertility Rates, 2011
Map 30 Infant Mortality Rate
Map 31 Child Mortality Rate
Map 32 Population by Age Group
Map 33 Average Life Expectancy at Birth
Map 34 World Daily Per Capita Food Supply (Kilocalories)
Map 35 The Earth's Hungry Millions
Map 36 Child Malnutrition
Map 37 Proportion of Daily Food Intake from Animal Products
Map 38 Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases
Map 39a Major Infectious Diseases: Adult HIV/AIDS Prevalence 2005
Map 39b Major Infectious Diseases: Diarrheal Diseases
Map 39c Major Infectious Diseases: Malaria
Map 39d Major Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis
Map 40 Illiteracy Rates
Map 41 Primary School Enrollment
Map 42 The Index of Human Development
Map 43 Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge
Map 44 Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth
Map 45 Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland
Map 46 Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water
Map 47 Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors

Unit IV Global Economic Patterns

Map 48 Gross National Income
Map 49 Gross National Income Per Capita
Map 50 Purchasing Power Parity Per Capita
Map 51 Population Below $2 (PPP) Per Day
Map 52 Inequality of Income and Consumption
Map 53 Total Labor Force
Map 54 Labor Force Composition: Males and Females
Map 55 Employment by Economic Activity
Map 56 Economic Output Per by Sector
Map 57 Agricultural Production Per Capita
Map 58 Exports of Primary Products
Map 59 Remittances
Map 60 Membership in The World Trade Organization
Map 61 Dependence on Trade
Map 62 The Indebtedness of States
Map 63 Global Flows of Investment Capital
Map 64 Aiding Economic Development
Map 65 The Cost of Consumption
Map 66 Energy Production Per Capita
Map 67 Energy Consumption Per Capita
Map 68 Energy Dependency
Map 69 Flows of Oil
Map 70 A Wired World: Internet Users
Map 71 Traditional Links: The Telephone

Unit V Global Patterns of Environmental Disturbance

Map 72 Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents
Map 73 The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil
Map 74 Outdoor Air Pollution
Map 75 Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Map 76 The Earth Warms: 1976–2006
Map 77 Global Precipitation Changes: 1976–2006
Map 78 Potential Global Temperature Change
Map 79 Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita
Map 80 Water Resources: Access to Safe Drinking Water
Map 81 Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita
Map 82 Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density
Map 83 Water Stress: The Ogallala Aquifer
Map 84 Pollution of the Oceans
Map 85 Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems
Map 86 Changes in Cropland Per Capita: Changes 1996–2007
Map 87 Food Staples Under Stress: The Fight Against Genetic Simplicity
Map 88 World Pastureland 2005
Map 89 Fertilizer Use 2007
Map 90 Annual Deforestation Rates 2000–2005
Map 91 World Timber Production 2005
Map 92 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species 2007
Map 93 Disappearing Giants: The Reduction in ''Conservative'' Species
Map 94 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species 2007
Map 95 The Areas of Greatest Loss and Hotspots of Biodiversity
Map 96 The Risks of Desertification
Map 97 Global Soil Degradation
Map 98 The Degree of Human Disturbance
Map 99 The Green and Not So Green World

Unit VI Global Political Patterns

Map 100 Political Systems
Map 101 The Emergence of the State
Map 102 Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500
Map 103 European Colonialism 1500–2000
Map 104 Sovereign States: Duration of Independence
Map 105 Post-Cold War International Alliances
Map 106 Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945–2003
Map 107 International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World
Map 108 The Geopolitical World in the Twenty-First Century
Map 109 The United Nations
Map 110 Is It a Country?
Map 111 United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions
Map 112 Countries Nations with Nuclear Weapons
Map 113 Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product
Map 114 Distribution of Minority Populations
Map 115 Marginalized Minorities: Declining Indigenous Populations
Map 116 The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World
Map 117 World Refugees: Country of Origin, 2009
Map 118 World Refugees: Host Country, 2009 of Asylum
Map 119 Internally Displaced Persons, 2009
Map 120 Abuse of Public Trust
Map 121 Political and Civil Liberties, 2008
Map 122 Human Rights Abuse
Map 123 Women's Rights
Map 124 Capital Punishment
Map 125 Human Trafficking
Map 126a Flashpoints—Mexico
Map 126b Flashpoints—D.R. Congo
Map 126c Flashpoints—Zimbabwe
Map 126d Flashpoints—Sudan
Map 126e Flashpoints—Somalia
Map 126f Flashpoints—Libya
Map 126g Flashpoints—Egypt
Map 126h Flashpoints—Syria
Map 126i Flashpoints—Israel
Map 126j Flashpoints—Iraq 1
Map 126k Flashpoints—Kurdistan
Map 126k Flashpoints—Kurdistan
Map 126l Flashpoints—Iran
Map 126m Flashpoints—Afghanistan
Map 126n Flashpoints—Pakistan 2
Map 126o Flashpoints—Jammu and Kashmir
Map 126p Flashpoints—Cote d'Ivoire
Map 126q Flashpoints—Korean Peninsula

Unit VII World Regions

Map 127 North America: Political Divisions
Map 128 North America: Physical Features
Map 129 North America: Environment and Economy: The Use of Land
Map 130 North America: Population Density
Map 131 Canada
Map 132 United States
Map 133 Middle America
Map 134 The Caribbean
Map 135 South America: Political Divisions
Map 136 South America: Physical Features
Map 137 South America: Environment and Economy
Map 138 South America: Population Density
Map 139 Europe: Political Divisions
Map 140 Europe: Physical Features
Map 141 Europe: Environment and Economy: The Use of Land
Map 142 Europe: Population Density
Map 143 European Political Boundaries, 1914–1948
Map 144 Political Changes, 1989–2008
Map 145 Western Europe
Map 146 Eastern Europe
Map 147 Africa: Political Divisions
Map 148 Africa: Physical Features
Map 149 Africa: Population Density
Map 150 Africa: Colonialism to Independence
Map 151 Africa: Cropland and Dryland Degradation
Map 152 Northern Africa
Map 153 Southern Africa
Map 154 Asia: Political Divisions
Map 155 Asia: Physical Features
Map 156 Asia: Environment and Economy
Map 157 Asia: Population Density
Map 158 Northern Asia
Map 159 Southwestern Asia
Map 160 South Asia
Map 161 East Asia
Map 162 Southeast Asia
Map 163 Australasia and Western Oceania: Political Divisions
Map 164 Australasia and Western Oceania: Physical Features
Map 165 Australasia and Oceania: Environment and Economy
Map 166 Australasia and Oceania: Population Density
Map 167 The Arctic
Map 168 Antarctica

Unit VIII Country and Dependency Profiles

Unit IX Geographic Index


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