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Philip's Encyclopedic World Atlas

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  • Hardback
  • £19.99

This superb geographical reference work provides authoritative colour maps, detailed gazetteer entries and up-to-date statistics for every country in the world.

A complete geographical reference work, Philip's Encyclopedic World Atlas provides authoritative full-colour maps, detailed gazetteer entries and up-to-date statistics for every country in the world. This new edition has been completely updated.Arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, each country is profiled in a depth appropriate to its economic or political importance. A concise text describes the main features of each country's geography, climate, history, politics and economy. Tables highlight the key statistics of area, population, government, ethnic groups, languages, religions and currency in a format that allows for comparisons to be drawn between countries. Over 400 national flags are shown in colour, with a summary of their origin and significance, while over 300 climate graphs with informative commentaries provide a detailed analysis of local climatic conditions.Each entry is accompanied by a detailed, full-colour topographical map. Cities, towns, major communication routes and international airports are marked, as well as major topographic features such as rivers, lakes, mountain ranges. The main atlas section puts the national maps into their global context with 96 pages of physical and political maps, giving a balanced coverage of the world at scales. The maps are drawn in the style for which Philip's is internationally famous, combining layer-coloured contours with hill shading to provide an accurate visual impression of the land surface. The atlas is completed by an index of 35,000 names using local spellings and including geographical features such as mountains, lakes and deserts, as well as towns, cities, provinces and counties.The 48-page World Cities section provides urban area and city centre maps marking tourist sites for 67 of the world's most important cities, backed by a comprehensive index. In addition full-page satellite images for the most spectacular cities give stunning views of their locations as seen from space.Main

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  • ISBN: 9780540089475
  • Publication date: 25 Oct 2006
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Philip's
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Philip's Essential World Atlas 2019

Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, the authoritative Philip's Essential World Atlas presents the world in cartography of exceptional quality. The 144 pages of physical and political maps - fully revised and updated - have been selected to provide balanced coverage of the continents, while giving prominence to densely populated and economically or strategically important areas. Projections and scales have been chosen to maximize legibility and minimize distortion over the largest regions. Acclaimed by geographers everywhere, Philip's physical maps combine relief shading with layer-coloured contours to give a stunning visual impression of the Earth's surface, while charting physical features, settlements and communications with meticulous accuracy. Included also is a superb 26-page 'Images of Earth' section, showing 25 of the world's most important cities and regions in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas in breath-taking satellite imagery. In addition, the atlas features a series of fascinating maps depicting our ocean seafloors in stunning detail. Completing the atlas, and with full latitude and longitude co-ordinates along with letter-figure grid references, the extensive index of over 64,000 names includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and cities.

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The Physics Behind...

Russ Swan
Authors:
Russ Swan

Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts?The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars? Why is north really south? How do self-driving cars find their way around? These and many more topics are explored by starting with the basic science that makes them tick - examining the physics behind them. Packed with detailed original artwork and infographics, The Physics Behind... is perfect for anyone who has ever been curious about the science of life.Including:- The physics behind modern life: Wi-Fi, Facial recognition, touchscreens, microwave ovens, the ice cream and beer diet, taking a selfie, Flash memory, a bag of sugar, catching the train, calendars and clocks- The physics behind entertainment: optical discs, lasers, white water, executive toys, the electric guitar, music, 3D movies- The physics behind analysis: medical imaging, looking at little things, spectroscopy, crime scene investigation, tricorder, microfluidics, radiocarbon dating, proving the Earth is round- The physics behind space: rocket science, space weather, Planet Nine, space telescopes, is there anybody out there? life on Earth, life on Mars- The physics behind big science: what's the matter?, time travel, bomb or meltdown?, the Large Hadron Collider, the Human Genome Project, the Standard Model, gravity, everything- The physics behind the weird universe: strings, rings and other things, N-dimensional space, the hypercube, antimatter, the dark universe, quantum weirdness, quantum biology, time crystals and Majorana- The physics behind the environment: weather forecasts, climate change, renewable energy, migration, peacock feathers, sunburn, rainbows, spider silk- The physics behind transportation: autonomous autos, Hyperloop, Maglev, satellite navigation, motor sport, going rreeaallllyy fast, stealth- The physics behind everything else: curve balls, the Mpemba Effect, why north is really south, perpetual motion and the heat death of the universe, and the physics behind this book.

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Philip's Navigator Road Atlas France

FRANCE'S MOST DETAILED ROAD MAPPING Now the UK's top road atlas brand brings you France Everything you'll need for driving in France Completely updated, comprehensive, and revised for 2018 - 520 pages of specialist super-clear road maps - Practical A4+ format with spiral binding - 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000 - 18 pages of route planning maps covering all of Europe - Essential Autoroute mapping - 20 pages which show all the facilities available at all motorway service areas - 41 indexed town-centre scale maps, with approach and city-centre directions - Use QR codes to download additional town maps and tourist information - Mapping by French experts Michelin - including recommended scenic routes and back roads for touring France - 72-page index with a map of the departments

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Philip's Gift Edition Street Atlas London - new hardback edition for 2018

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Philip's Navigator Scotland

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Philip's 2018 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland A3

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Philip's 2018 Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland - Spiral A3

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Philip's 2018 Navigator Britain Easy Use Format

THE COMPACT EDITION OF THE NAVIGATOR ATLASES- THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLASES.- New 2018 compact edition of Philip's Navigator Atlas (slightly larger than A4)'A reigning champion of Road Atlases' The Sunday Times'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Special feature: Butty Van Breakfasts -gourmet or gruesome?Scale: 12/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:113,000 (Northern Scotland: 31/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:226,000)- Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - 6-page routeplanner section- Every street in Britain marked on the maps.- Over 3000 roads named.- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.- Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.- 416 pagesPhilip's Navigator atlases are widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.

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Philip's 2018 Big Road Atlas Europe

PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist'The best of its kind with quick, easy-to-use information' Fleet WeekMultiscale mapping - more detail where you need itSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's 2018 Big Road Atlas of Europe has:- Every country in Europe and Western Europe- Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- 50 town and city plans- 31 urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.

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Philip's London and M25 Navigator Road Map

PHILIP'S BEST-SELLING RANGE OF BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MAPS'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO, Gem Motoring Assist.- The perfect planning maps for your trip to France and Belgium- Scale 16 miles to 1 inch=1:1,000,000- Double-sided folded map with full index of place names- Super-clear mapping- All major routes shown- Detailed Navigator mapping of Chatham in the east to Maidenhead in the west, and from Hemel Hempstead in the north to Gatwick Airport in the south- AutoRoute junctions, restricted junctions, toll motorways and pre-pay motorways- Gradients- Tourist attractions- Detail of hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.

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Philip's Street Atlas Devon

THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF DEVONThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to DevonIncludes all the streets in BARNSTAPLE, EXETER, EXMOUTH, PAIGNTON, PLYMOUTH, TORQUAY, Appledore, Axminster, Bideford, Brixham, Buckfastleigh, Crediton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Great Torrington, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Salcombe, Seaton, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Totnes...and every town and village.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.

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Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas

The new edition Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas, in a spiral A4 format, is the must-have atlas for anyone travelling to these countries by motor vehicle. In addition to the main maps at 1:750,000, the road network is shown at three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M, with ultra-clear detailed maps for urban areas. Scenic routes are highlighted on the road maps, with theme parks and World Heritage sites clearly shown. The maps also highlight towns with low-emission zones and show motorway rest/parking areas.Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas includes:Up-to-date driving regulations, including speed limits;4 pages of route-planning maps which enable journeys of over 800 miles to be planned without turning a page;57 pages of clear, detailed road maps, with scenic routes highlighted and toll, toll-free and pre-pay motorways all clearly marked;6 large-scale urban-area maps;11 city-centre plans marking historic buildings and tourist attractions, as well as car parks, head post offices and other facilities;Listings for ski resorts and top visitor attractions.

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Map Stories

Francisca Mattéoli
Authors:
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Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty-three places and voyages that inspired her, as they inspired the creation of these fascinating charts.Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made. Map stories include:The incredible rediscovery of the lost city of PetraThe mystery of Machu PicchuThe search for the source of the NileThe pioneers of the North American WestThe untamed island of MadagascarThe footsteps of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia'The first adventure of the Orient Express

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Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3).96 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.2-page road map of Ireland.64 fully indexed town and city plans.16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.6-page extra-large-scale route-planning section.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a large-format spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes a 2-page road map of Ireland, route-planning maps, a distance table, 12 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.

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Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas

Handy 'glovebox' format for the car.Flexibound for long-lasting use.Completely updated and revised for 2017.The clearest, most detailed maps in a compact format.Complete coverage of Great Britain at 3.3 miles to 1 inch.287 pages of clear, detailed road maps.Includes a 6-page route-planning section.Great value at £9.99.In a handy flexibound format, this fully revised edition of Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas features updated cartography from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed mapping in an independent consumer survey.The 287 pages of main road maps in Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas are at the large scale of 3.3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Islands at 6.7 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads above and below 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.For leisure users, scenic routes are highlighted, and the maps show upland and highland areas as well as National and Forest Parks, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Long-distance footpaths, viewpoints, beaches, golf courses, campsites and caravan sites are clearly shown.

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Philip's Italy Road Map

Philip's Italy Road Map shows the whole of the country, including Sicily and Sardinia, at a standard scale of 1:1M (1 cm on the map = 10 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, plus detailed town plans of Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin, with tourist information clearly marked.The double-sided map has been specially prepared for long-distance travel, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle.The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. High-quality travel information includes a wealth of useful detail marking car ferries, national parks, ski resorts, beaches, cathedrals, castles, ancient monuments, and many other places of interest.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.

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Philip's Scotland Road Map

This new edition double-sided Philip's Scotland Road Map is designed for long-distance driving, and is a convenient size for opening out on a table or in a vehicle.Included in this edition are speed camera sites with corresponding speed limits.Scotland is shown at 1:330,000 (5.25 miles to 1 inch), an ideal scale for long-distance driving, with major routes and destinations picked out in bold colours. Town-centre plans are provided for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.For holiday planning, the map highlights scenic routes and shows car ferry routes, along with camp sites, national parks and many other places of interest.

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Philip's Street Atlas London

Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas London

A fully revised edition of this mini street atlas of inner London, which gives comprehensive and detailed coverage. The street maps of central London are at 7 inches to 1 mile, with the rest of inner London at the clear scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. The maps mark every named street, lane, alley, court and walkway, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The central London Olympic venues are clearly shown.A theatres and cinemas map of central London locates more than 50 theatres and cinemas, and there is also a map of the entire London Underground.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, route-finding in London is much easier as through-routes are highlighted, giving the user the equivalent of local knowledge of an area. Speed cameras, one-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed with the Congestion Charge Zone. For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled, public transport systems are featured, and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag. The clear layout and mini size are ideal for cyclists too.