Children's World Atlas by Nick Crane and David Dean

Embark on a mind-expanding journey across the planet with this children's atlas, a special collaboration between New Internationalist and Barefoot Books. Includes pull-out maps. 'Budding geographers of 7+ will relish World Atlas.' - Amanda Craig, The Times Hardback, 56 pages


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Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot-New Internationalist Children's World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping the future. An atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainableᅠfuture.

The introduction includes the story of the solar system and the history of map-making. Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographical and architectural features, people plants and wildlife, from oil fields to Buddhist monks to the Amazon Rainforest. Fold-out booklets reveal fascinating facts about each region. Your guide is earth enthusiast and TV presenter Nick Crane. Your map-maker is artist David Dean.

Nick Crane is a cartographer, explorer, writer and well-loved television presenter. As a child, Nick explored the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map; ever since, he has been journeying the world. In 1992-3, he walked 10,000 kilometers across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. He lives with his family in London.

David Dean is a full-time illustrator who travels the world from the comfort of his own studio. He paints in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, which inspire his exotic and colourful work. In his spare time, David enjoys walking and taking photographs of the countryside near his house in Cheshire.

'This fresh and informative atlas offers engaging, fact-filled overviews of Earth’s oceans and continents.... With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, the book offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover.' - Publishers Weekly

'Full of fascinating, slightly alternative details, will make your children yearn for foreign climes, occupy them on the way there, and give them an inkling about what to do when they arrive.' - Toby Clement,The Daily Telegraph.

'An unconventional beauty. Land masses are divided into regions, not continents, which makes sense, especially in a place as vast as Asia. Maps in a palette of purple and gold feature not a grid of latitude and longitude lines but icons of animals, landmarks, and manmade features, such as the Rubik’s cube invented by a Hungarian professor.' - Boston Globe

'Budding geographers of 7+ will relish World Atlas.' - Amanda Craig,The Times

Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 30 cm x 25.5 cm
Pages: 56

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ISBN 9781780260624
Supplier New Internationalist
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Customer Reviews (1)

Best Children's Atlas I've seenReview by Rhu
My 5 year old daughter has been interested in where we are and asking about maps for a while so when I saw this I bought as a Christmas present. She liked it straight away and we looked at it a lot over the holidays and dip in to it now and again when something country related comes up. I like how the book is divided. The facts that are talked about sometimes seem a little bit random and specific but all interesting. We sometimes look at it instead of a story book. At 5 it is hard to understand about the world but will do more so as she gets older. The maps informative for all ages. My daughter especially likes getting the fold out map out. At Christmas we were staying with my dad in the North East and my older daughter was able to show my 5 year old daughter the North of England was represented by The Angel of the North which we visited on Boxing Day.
Nick Crane and David Dean have, with the publishes, produced a very accessible atlas which I think would appeal to some children under 7 and many adults. (Posted on 07/02/2016)

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