Available at $100 until January 2006, when the price increases to $150. An authoritative classic. From the African Plains to the heights of the Himalayas, over 450 state-of-the-art digital maps show every region of the world. Lavishly illustrated throughout with over 800 photographs and diagrams plus comprehensive factual information. This book features a 90,000 entry index-gazetteer and large scale mapping of the British Isles. An invaluable overview of the world today. This 6th edition first published 2005.