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Introduction: How to Read an Atlas

Unit I: The Contemporary World

Map 1: World Political Boundaries

Map 2: World Physical Features

Map 3: World Climate Regions

Map 4: Vegetation Types

Map 5: Soil Orders

Map 6: World Topography

Map 7: Plate Tectonics

Map 8: World Ecological Regions

Map 9: World Natural Hazards

Map 10: Land Use Patterns of the World

Map 11: Urbanization

Map 12: Transportation Patterns

Map 13: World Population Density

Map 14: World Religions

Map 15: World Languages

Map 16: World Migrations in Modern Times

Unit II: States: The Geography of Politics and Political Systems

Map 17: Political Boundary Types

Map 18: Political Systems

Map 19: The Emergence of the State

Map 20: Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500

Map 21: European Colonialism, 1500–2000

Map 22: Federal and Unitary States

Map 23: Sovereign States: Duration of Independence

Map 24: The United Nations

Map 25: United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions

Map 26: Is It a Country?

Map 27: Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945–2003

Map 28: European Boundaries, 1914–1949 35

Map 29: An Age of Bipolarity: The Cold War ca. 1970

Map 30: Europe: Political Changes, 1989–2012

Map 31: The European Union, 2011

Map 32: The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Map 33: Democracy on the Rise

Map 34: The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918–Present

Map 35: Africa: Colonialism to Independence

Map 36: South Africa: Black Homelands and Post-Apartheid Provinces

Map 37: Asia: Colonialism to Independence, 1930–2007

Map 38: Global Distribution of Minority Groups

Map 39: Linguistic Diversity

Map 40: International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World

Map 41: World Refugees: Country of Origin

Map 42: World Refugees: Host Country

Map 43: Internally Displaced Persons

Map 44: Post-Cold War International Alliances

Map 45: The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World

Map 46: Countries with Nuclear Weapons

Map 47: Size of Armed Forces

Map 48: Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product

Map 49: Abuse of Public Trust

Map 50: The Perception of Corruption

Map 51: Political and Civil Liberties

Map 52: Human Rights Abuse

Map 53: Women’s Rights

Map 54: Capital Punishment

Map 55: Human Trafficking

Map 56a: Flashpoints 2012: Mexico

Map 56b: Flashpoints 2012: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Map 56c: Flashpoints 2012: Zimbabwe

Map 56d: Flashpoints 2012: Sudan and the Darfur Region

Map 56e: Flashpoints 2012: Somalia

Map 56f: Flashpoints 2012: Uprisings of North Africa and Southwest Asia

Map 56g: Flashpoints 2012: Côte d’Ivoire

Map 56h: Flashpoints 2012: Israel and Its Neighbors

Map 56i: Flashpoints 2012: Iraq

Map 56j: Flashpoints 2012: Kurdistan

Map 56k: Flashpoints 2012: Iran

Map 56l: Flashpoints 2012: Afghanistan

Map 56m: Flashpoints 2012: Pakistan

Map 56n: Flashpoints 2012: Kashmir Region

Map 56o: Flashpoints 2012: Kyrgyzstan

Map 56p: Flashpoints 2012: Korean Peninsula

Unit III: Population, Health, and Human Development

Map 57: Population Growth Rates

Map 58: International Migrant Populations

Map 59: Migration Rates

Map 60: Infant Mortality Rates

Map 61: Child Mortality Rates

Map 62: Average Life Expectancy at Birth

Map 63: Population by Age Group

Map 64: The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases

Map 65: Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases

Map 66: Adult Incidence of HIV/AIDS

Map 67: Undernourished Populations

Map 68: Child Malnutrition

Map 69: Illiteracy Rates

Map 70: Primary School Education

Map 71: The Gender Gap: Inequalities in Education and Employment

Map 72: The Index of Human Development

Map 73: Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge

Map 74: Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth

Map 75: Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland

Map 76: Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water

Map 77: Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life

Map 78: Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors

Unit IV: The Global Economy

Map 79: Membership in the World Trade Organization

Map 80: Regional Trade Organizations

Map 81: Relative Wealth of Nations: Purchasing Power Parity

Map 82: Inequality of Income and Consumption

Map 83: The World’s Poorest

Map 84: Total Labor Force

Map 85: Employment by Economic Activity

Map 86: Economic Output by Sector

Map 87: The Indebtedness of States

Map 88: Global Flows of Investment Capital

Map 89: Remittances as a Percentage of GDP

Map 90: Inflation Rates

Map 91: Dependence on Trade

Map 92: Trade with Neighboring Countries

Map 93: The Cost of Consumption, 2010

Map 94: A Wired World: Internet Users

Map 95: The Rise of the Personal Computer

Map 96: Traditional Links: The Telephone

Unit V: Food and Energy

Map 97: The Value of Agriculture

Map 98: Average Daily Per Capita Supply of Calories (Kilocalories)

Map 99: Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems

Map 100: Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1996–2007

Map 101: World Pastureland, 2005

Map 102: Fertilizer Use, 2007

Map 103: Energy Production Per Capita

Map 104: Energy Consumption Per Capita

Map 105: Energy Dependency

Map 106: Flows of Oil

Unit VI: Environmental Conditions

Map 107: Deforestation and Desertification

Map 108: Forest Loss and Gain, 1990–2010

Map 109: Soil Degradation

Map 110: Global Air Pollution and Wind Currents

Map 111: The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil

Map 112: Pollution of the Oceans

Map 113: Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita

Map 114: Water Resources: Annual Water Withdrawal Per Capita

Map 115: Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density

Map 116: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Map 117: Potential Global Temperature Change

Map 118: The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species

Map 119: The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species

Map 120: Global Hotspots of Biodiversity

Map 121: Degree of Human Disturbance

Map 122: The Green and Not-So-Green World

Unit VII: Regions of the World

Map 123: North America: Physical Features

Map 124: North America: Political Divisions

Map 125: North America: Land Use

Map 126: South America: Physical Features

Map 127: South America: Political Divisions

Map 128: South America: Land Use

Map 129: Europe: Physical Features

Map 130: Europe: Political Divisions

Map 131: Europe: Land Use

Map 132: Asia: Physical Features

Map 133: Asia: Political Divisions

Map 134: Asia: Land Use

Map 135: Africa: Physical Features

Map 136: Africa: Political Divisions

Map 137: Africa: Land Use

Map 138: Australia and Oceania: Physical Features

Map 139: Australia and Oceania: Political Divisions

Map 140: Australia and Oceania: Land Use

Map 141: The Arctic

Map 142: Antarctica

Unit VIII: Country and Dependency Profiles

Unit IX: Geographic Index

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