What is a reference book? This is a book that cannot be checked out from the library. However, these books are intended to be referred to while researching a specific topic or subject. They are typically authoritative and scholarly, making them great resources for students.
From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world. Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history, with statistics and a cultural portrait of each ethnic group, the book becomes a fascinating round-the-world tour of customs and traditions plus a go-to source for background information to round out one's own family history.
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.
Reference World Atlas, 10th Edition provides unsurpassed mapping of our planet and a wealth of information on the world's 196 nations.
This encyclopedic view of the globe features large-scale 3-D maps, landscape models, and at-a-glance topic maps covering everything from land use to industry. Created using the latest digital techniques in satellite data, high-definition maps for the whole world are complemented by superb photographs and diagrams. An index of 80,000 geographical place names makes this atlas accessible and easy to use.