National Geographic's maps and atlases are critically acclaimed and world-renowned for their accuracy, originality, authoritative content, and clean design. Now, the most convenient package of this trusted map content has been completely updated in Compact Atlas of the World, Second Edition. Sized at 4 x 6 inches with a resilient soft cover, this atlas is designed for easy reference and convenient storage in a pocket, backpack, or desk. All maps are newly researched and updated. Other enhancements include a new physical world map reflecting the latest cartographic techniques, plus world and continental coverage of population, climate, land cover, fresh water, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Superb overall readability, engaging design, and navigational ease allow the reader to quickly retrieve information.