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Introduction: How to Read an Atlas

Unit I: Global Physical Patterns

Map 1: World Political Boundaries

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: Current Climate Conditions

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: Modern Land Use Patterns

Map 18: Urbanization

Map 19: Transportation Patterns

Map 20: Patterns of Religion

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

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: HIV/AIDS

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 Freshwater

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 Living on Less Than $2 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 Sector

Map 57: Agricultural Production Per Capita

Map 58: Exports of Primary Products

Map 59: Remittances

Map 60: 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

Map 87: Food Staples Under Stress: The Fight Against Genetic Simplicity

Map 88: World Pastureland, 2009

Map 89: Fertilizer Use

Map 90: Changes in Forest Cover

Map 91: World Timber Production

Map 92: The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species

Map 93: Disappearing Giants: The Reduction in "Conservative" Species

Map 94: The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species

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 with Nuclear Weapons

Map 113: Military Expenditures

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

Map 118: World Refugees: Country of Asylum

Map 119: Internally Displaced Persons

Map 120: Abuse of Public Trust

Map 121: Political and Civil Liberties

Map 122: Human Rights Abuse

Map 123: Women's Rights

Map 124: Capital Punishment

Map 125: Human Trafficking

Map 126a: Flashpoints—2013, Mexico

Map 126b: Flashpoints—2013, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Map 126c: Flashpoints—2013, Zimbabwe

Map 126d: Flashpoints—2013, Sudan

Map 126e: Flashpoints—2013, Somalia

Map 126f: Flashpoints—2013, Libya

Map 126g: Flashpoints—2013, Egypt

Map 126h: Flashpoints—2013, Syria

Map 126i: Flashpoints—2013, Israel and Its Neighbors

Map 126j: Flashpoints—2013, Iraq

Map 126k: Flashpoints—2013, Kurdistan

Map 126l: Flashpoints—2013, Iran

Map 126m: Flashpoints—2013, Afghanistan

Map 126n: Flashpoints—2013, Pakistan

Map 126o: Flashpoints—2013, Kashmir Region

Map 126p: Flashpoints—2013, Cote d'lvoire

Map 126q: Flashpoints—2013, 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

Map 130: North America: Population Distribution

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 Distribution

Map 139: Europe: Political Divisions

Map 140: Europe: Physical Features

Map 141: Europe: Environment and Economy

Map 142: Europe: Population Distribution

Map 143: European Political Boundaries, 1914–1948

Map 144: Europe: Political Changes, 1989–2009

Map 145: Western Europe

Map 146: Eastern Europe

Map 147: Africa: Political Divisions

Map 148: Africa: Physical Features

Map 149: Africa: Population Distribution

Map 150: Africa: Colonialism to Independence

Map 151: African 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 Distribution

Map 158: Northern Asia

Map 159: Southwestern Asia

Map 160: South Asia

Map 161: East Asia

Map 162: Southeast Asia

Map 163: Australasia and Oceania: Political Divisions

Map 164: Australasia and Oceania: Physical Features

Map 165: Australasia and Oceania: Environment and Economy

Map 166: Australasia and Oceania: Population Distribution

Map 167: The Arctic

Map 168: Antarctica

Unit VIII: Country and Dependency Profiles

Unit IX: Geographic Index

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