Forget carrying it on your shoulders, the whole world now fits in the palm of your hand! The National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World is small enough to pack with you anywhere and contains a vast amount of useful information about the world. . Over 100 maps show 8,500 places, reflecting the most recent geographic, geologic, political, and population changes. Includes up to date information on world climate, land cover, water availability, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Award winning cartography and advanced mapping technologies mean you get the most accurate and detailed maps possible. 2012, first edition, 256 pages. 4 x 6 x 0.5 in.