A new edition of this popular atlas from the prestigious and authoritative Times Atlas range. This seventh edition contains the latest satellite images and fascinating historical images, and contains the breadth, scale, and detail to make it an ideal reference resource for school, home, and business. The atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to provide a detailed and attractive picture of the world today. The beautifully illustrated introductory section gives a detailed profile of today's world and covers major contemporary geographical and global issues--such as environment and population growth--through maps, images, statistics, and graphics. The fully up-to-date reference maps give exceptional detail and provide accurate, accessible, and attractive coverage, helping you explore the world. 44 city plans of the world's major cities, showing major places of interest, have also been revised. A comprehensive guide to the world's states and territories includes flags, profiles, and key facts. The main features of this atlas include 104 pages of authoritative mapping of the whole world; plans of 44 of the world's major cities; geographical reference section with flags, statistics, and facts for the world's states and territories; statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including earthquakes, population, cities, climate, and the environment; the latest images of the earth from space; historical mapping of the world from 1858 to the present day; and 45,000 index entries.