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JUST THE FACTS
WORLD ATLAS

A fact-by-fact look at our world, from a physical, geological, astronomical, and political perspective.

• Factfiles on every country in the world.
• Political and physical maps.
• Full-color photographs and illustrations.
The most up-to-date information available, presented in
a unique easy-reference system of lists, fact boxes,
tables, and charts.

Find the fact you need in seconds with
JUST THE FACTS!

INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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ISBN 0-7696-4260-8

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WORLD
ATLAS

CONTENTS
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ....................................................................................4 PLANET EARTH ..................................................................................................................6 • Planet Earth FACTFILE • Moon FACTFILE • Planet Earth from space • Inside planet Earth • Earth time • Hot and cold planet • Summer and winter • The solar system • Time zones

EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES .............................................................8 • Earthquake FACTFILE • The cracked planet
• Ever-changing planet • Story of an earthquake
• Frequency of earthquakes worldwide • Inside a volcano
• Earthquake and volcano disasters • Volcano FACTFILE
• World’s largest volcano
MOUNTAINS, LAKES, RIVERS, AND OCEANS .....................10 • Making a mountain • World’s 10 highest mountain peaks • The Andes • World’s 10 longest rivers • The world’s oceans • Ocean depths and coastlines • Ocean currents

• What is a lake? • World’s 10 largest lakes
PHYSICAL WORLD ....................................................................................................12 • Physical world FACTFILE • Physical MAP OF THE WORLD
• Making maps • The continents • World’s largest countries ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-–––––––––-––––––––––––––– POLITICAL WORLD ...................................................................................................14 • World population • Highest population by country

• Age structure of world population • World’s largest cities by population • Transport facts • Life expectancy • Wealth by continent • Political MAP OF THE WORLD • Independent states and dependencies ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-–––––––––-–––––––––––––––

This edition published in the United States in 2006 by School Specialty Publishing, a member of the School Specialty Family. Copyright © ticktock Entertainment Ltd 2005 First published in Great Britain in 2005 by ticktock Media Ltd. Printed in China.

NORTH AMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA ..............................16 • People FACTFILE • Geography FACTFILE • Highest mountains • Longest rivers • Largest islands • Oil consumption • Fast facts • Political MAP OF NORTH AMERICA

• Political MAP OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Written by Dee Phillips. Special thanks to: Alan Grimwade, Cosmographics, Indexing Specialists (UK) Ltd, and Elizabeth Wiggans. Library of Congress-in-Publication Data is on file with the publisher. Send all inquiries to:

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Columbus, OH 43240-2111
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AFRICA ....................................................................................................................................28 • People FACTFILE • Geography FACTFILE
• Highest mountains • Longest rivers • Largest islands • Fast facts • Oil consumption • Political MAP OF AFRICA • Mount Kilimanjaro • Physical MAP OF AFRICA .................................................................30 • Habitats and protecting Africa’s wildlife • Climate: Africa .................32 • Land...
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