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Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas

Philip's Pocket Travel Atlas, supplied in a flexi paperback binding, is a compact and portable world atlas, which is ideal for the briefcase, suitcase or back-pack.The 96 pages of up-to-date world maps are physically coloured to give a vivid portrayal of the Earth's landforms, with cities, towns, major transport routes and administrative boundaries clearly shown.Additional information for the traveller includes population statistics and maps showing time zones, flight paths and world climate, together with street plans for 40 of the world's most visited cities, arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference.At the end of the atlas, the 64-page letter-figure index lists all major towns and cities, plus numerous geographical features such as mountains, rivers and lakes.The slim format of this atlas makes it ideal for travellers of all kinds, and the map coverage reflects an emphasis on areas most visited by international airlines.
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  • The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition

    By Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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    Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
    "Immense and beautiful - almost drinkable" ­- Midweek, BBC Radio 4 "Simply superb work... buy it if you like wine at all." ­- Victoria Moore, The Telegraph "If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one. And this edition, please." ­- Andrew Jefford, DecanterFew wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition will bring readers, both old and new, bang up to date with the world of wine.Much has changed since the last edition of the Atlas in 2007. Changes in climate, in winemaking technique, in fashion, and in where wine is grown over the past years are all reflected in this new edition. The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend. Wine that expresses its precise location is once more to the fore, meaning that an Atlas that allows the reader to understand a region's geography is more necessary than ever. The increasing importance of cooler-climate regions as the effects of climate change become more apparent and the growth of China, not just as a consumer of wine but also as a grape-grower and wine producer, are just two of the many other developments covered.The Atlas is renowned for its superb cartography and this seventh edition has 215 unique maps. Dynamic wine regions such as coastal Croatia, Khaketi in Georgia, Canterbury in New Zealand, Swartland in South Africa, Northern Virginia in the US , and Ningxia in China are examples of just some that are covered in detail for the first time. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have again joinedforces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.Contents Includes...IntroductionThe Ancient World and Middle AgesThe Evolution of Modern WineInternational GrapesRegional GrapesWine and WeatherMaking Wine in the VineyardMaking Wine in the CellarOak and its usesStoppering WineAnatomy of a WineryWine and TimeEnjoying WineTasting and Talking about WineThe World of WineFranceItalySpain PortugalGermanyAustriaHungaryGreeceNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAustraliaNew ZealandSouth AfricaAsiaAnd Much More!
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    Philip's Universal Atlas of the World

    Positioned at the very top of the Philip's world atlas range, and published in association with the Royal Geographical Society, this is our most comprehensive edition, with 584 pages in total, including 290 pages of highly detailed world maps, over 100 city maps, a 54-page illustrated overview of world geography, and an index of over 120,000 place-names.Philip's Universal Atlas of the World includes ultra-large-scale maps of each state in the USA plus large-scale maps of Britain and Ireland; Canada; Mexico; Scandinavia; Israel, Lebanon and Jordan; Central Asia; Korea; Taiwan; Australia; New Zealand; and the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Also included are a set of five ocean floor maps, and maps of the Moon and the night sky.Philip's distinctive cartographic style, combining layer-coloured contours with hill-shading, gives an exceptionally vivid depiction of landforms.A unique feature is the World Cities section, providing more than 100 metropolitan maps and city-centre plans for major cities around the globe: vital information both for long-distance travellers and readers following developments in current affairs.The substantial index of 120,000 entries includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers and deserts, and historical place-names such as Troy and Persepolis; it also provides full latitude and longitude co-ordinates. With it is an informative Geographical Glossary, explaining the meanings of some of the foreign place-names on the maps.Supplied in a light protective slipcase, Philip's Universal Atlas of the World is the ideal gift or self-purchase world atlas for armchair travellers and globetrotters alike.
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    Philip's Concise Atlas of the World

    Philip's Concise Atlas of the World features a handsomely illustrated introduction to world geography - 'The Earth in Space' - and with 128 pages of authoritative world maps, and a comprehensive index, this atlas is highly recommended both for home reference and as a gift.The physical maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. Highly detailed, the cartography has been acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'clearer than The Times'. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms.The 48-page 'The Earth in Space' provides a highly accessible introduction to the key subjects in spreads. Highly illustrated with informative photographs, maps and diagrams, it explores such topics as the Universe, stars and constellations, the Solar System and Earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, oceans and deserts, climate and climate change, population, international organizations, agriculture, energy and minerals, trade and commerce, world economies, travel and communications, and the world today.The extensive alpha-numeric index of over 58,000 names includes geographical features such as mountains, rivers, lakes and deserts, as well as provinces, towns and cities.
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  • Philip's Red Books Skye and Lochalsh

    This leisure and tourist map of Skye and Lochalsh gives detailed coverage of the area's road network at a scale of approximately 2.25 miles to 1 inch.The map shows places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured.In a convenient folded format, this single-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Guildford and Woking

    This local street atlas of Guildford and Woking, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile. It also includes enlarged centre maps for Guildford and Woking at 7 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, leisure facilities, schools, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Gravesend and Dartford

    This local street atlas of Gravesend and Dartford, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes enlarged centre maps for Gravesend and Dartford at 8 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Shrewsbury and Telford

    This local street atlas of Shrewsbury and Telford, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes enlarged centre maps for Shrewsbury at 7 inches to 1 mile and Telford at 8 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Portsmouth

    This local street atlas of Portsmouth and its surrounding towns and villages gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes an enlarged centre map for Portsmouth at 7 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Hereford

    This local street atlas of Hereford and its surrounding towns and villages gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes an enlarged centre map for Hereford at 7 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Red Books Reading and Henley-on-Thames

    This local street atlas of Reading and Henley-on-Thames, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes an enlarged centre map for Reading at 6 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Essex

    This fully revised pocket-sized street atlas of Essex gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the entire county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 2 2/3 inches to 1 mile, and show postcode boundaries. Other information on the maps includes 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. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Essex

    This fully revised street atlas of Essex gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the entire county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, and show postcode boundaries. Other information on the maps includes 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. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
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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 Street Atlas Leicester and Loughborough

    This new street atlas of Leicester and Loughborough gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area with 94 pages at an enlarged scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile, and two pages of ultra-large coverage of central Leicester at 7 inches to 1 mile. The maps are prepared to the same specification as all titles in the Philip's street atlas series.The contents include a route-planner: four pages of detailed Navigator(r) maps giving an overview of the whole area covered by the atlas and marking all major and minor roads; a two-page guide to the top visitor attractions, and an index of street names and postcodes.The maps show every named road, street and lane, with visitor attractions clearly marked, and one-way streets, pedestrian areas and through-routes all highlighted. Schools, colleges, hospitals, police stations, post offices, car parks, sports centres and local government offices are all featured.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Birkenhead and Wirral

    This new street atlas of Birkenhead and the Wirral gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile, and two pages of ultra-large coverage of central Liverpool at 7 inches to 1 mile. The maps are prepared to the same specification as all titles in the Philip's street atlas series.The contents include a route-planner: four pages of detailed Navigator(r) maps giving an overview of the whole area covered by the atlas and marking all major and minor roads; a two-page guide to the top visitor attractions, and an index of street names and postcodes.The maps show every named road, street and lane, with visitor attractions clearly marked, and one-way streets, pedestrian areas and through-routes all highlighted. Schools, colleges, hospitals, police stations, post offices, car parks, sports centres and local government offices are all featured.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Bristol

    This new street atlas of Bristol, Avonmouth, Filton, Mangotsfield, Bishopsworth, Keynsham, Kingswood, Oldland, Patchway and Severn Beach gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area with 82 pages at an enlarged scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile, and four pages of ultra-large coverage of central Bristol at 7 inches to 1 mile. The maps are prepared to the same specification as all titles in the Philip's street atlas series.The contents include a route-planner: four pages of detailed Navigator(r) maps giving an overview of the whole area covered by the atlas and marking all major and minor roads; a two-page guide to the top visitor attractions, and an index of street names and postcodes.The maps show every named road, street and lane, with visitor attractions clearly marked, and one-way streets, pedestrian areas and through-routes all highlighted. Schools, colleges, hospitals, police stations, post offices, car parks, sports centres and local government offices are all featured.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Northampton

    This new street atlas of Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough, Brixworth, Earls Barton, Finedon, Higham Ferrers, Irchester, Irthlingborough, Moulton, Raunds and Wollaston gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area with 62 pages at an enlarged scale of 4.5 inches to 1 mile. The maps are prepared to the same specification as all titles in the Philip's street atlas series.The contents include a route-planner: four pages of detailed Navigator(r) mapping giving an overview of the whole area covered by the atlas and marking all major and minor roads; a two-page guide to the top visitor attractions, and an index of street names and postcodes.The maps show every named road, street and lane, with visitor attractions clearly marked, and one-way streets, pedestrian areas and through-routes all highlighted. Schools, colleges, hospitals, police stations, post offices, car parks, sports centres and local government offices are all featured.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.
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    Philip's World Flags Reference Map

    Fully updated for 2007-8, this wall map features a political map of the world, with individual countries picked out in bright, distinctive colours to aid identification. Town and city names are shown in clear type, with symbols highlighting national capitals. Major administrative areas (states and provinces) are marked in the largest countries: Canada, United States, Brazil, Russia, China and Australia. The scale at the Equator is 1:47 600 000.Also included on the wall map are 188 flags of the countries of the world, arranged in alphabetical order from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, also fully updated for this edition.Philip's World Flags Reference Map is supplied laminated on one side and rolled into a clear plastic tube. It is ideal for mounting on a classroom wall or for use at home or in the office. The clarity of the map detail ensures that it is highly accessible for children and adults alike.Map projection: Miller Cylindrical.
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    Philip's Britain and Ireland Wall Map

    New for 2007, this brightly coloured wall map has been specially created for children of primary and early secondary school age. It shows the whole of Britain and Ireland in political colours at a scale of 1:1 500 000 (1 cm on the map = 15 km on the ground), with clear large-size lettering and symbols. Individual countries are picked out in bright distinctive colours to aid identification, with major town and city names clearly shown, as well as major rivers.In addition, a small-size inset globe shows the position of Britain and Ireland in relation to the rest of the world.Philip's Britain and Ireland Wall Map is supplied laminated on one side and rolled into a clear plastic tube. It is ideal for mounting on a classroom wall or in the bedroom. The clarity of the map detail ensures that it is highly accessible for children, teachers and parents alike.Map projection: Conical with two standard parallels.
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