Pearson Atlas : 9780733980152

Pearson Atlas

Various
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780733980152
ISBN 10
 
0733980155
Published
 
08/09/2006
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
240
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book + Disk
$80.89
 
 
 
Description
The Pearson Atlas is a highly visual Atlas for human and physical geography as well as humanities and SOSE courses. It is your guidebook to the world, featuring full-colour maps and diagrams as well as hundreds of colour images of flora, fauna, daily life and amazing events from around the world. It focuses on global and Australian issues, with an emphasis on using spatial concepts. It also contains comparable maps drawn to the same scale and easily identifiable icons on pages showing links with companion website activities and GIS fieldwork sheets.
Features & benefits

The ideal world guide to engage students and assist with their studies. the Pearson Atlas is both beautiful and informative. The unique guidebook layout helps present data in a variety of ways to cater for different learning styles. It includes:

  • an introductory section on interpreting and reading maps
  • Topic list and pictorial landforms glossary provided
  • Data clearly sourced and dated
  • All main reference maps contain: Mini global locator map; 3 expressions of scale: ratio, linear and statement; Alpha-numeric grid for quick referencing; Arrows linking to continuation maps on other pages; Clear representation of topography of land and sea through the use of 3-D hill shading and contemporary geographical color palette; Introductory paragraph of text and a rich array of visual stimulus to cater for different learning styles; Picture puzzles to challenge the lateral thinker and focus students’ attention on map detail.
  • Australian maps feature: Broadsheet style approach for State and Territory pages, highlighting regional climate, population, tourist attractions, a cross-section and area fact box; Regional focus case study and detailed metropolitan area map.
  • Continental sections feature: Tectonic plate section opener displaying natural features of each landmass through stunning satellite imagery; Six full page maps, at the same scale, showing- Political features, Physical features, Climate, Population, Environment and Land Use and Fishing Areas. Excellent for e-layering and drawing links between the maps.
The Pearson Atlas comes with a free student DVD, containing:
  • Electronic version of the atlas with cut and paste functionality
  • E-layers for selected maps allowing spatial association and spatial interaction to be explored
  • Hyperlinked Index - click on an Index place name and go directly to that point on a map
  • GIS fieldwork worksheets for all States- a variety of activities to select from for use with MapInfo software (mapping data for capital cities provided on Teacher’s Resource CD)
  • Cyclone Larry GIS activities for use with ArcView software 
  • Offline version of the Companion Website

Recommended Digital Specifications

PC

  • Windows XP, 7 or 8
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.
  • The latest Adobe Reader. Get the latest version of Adobe Reader here: http://get2.adobe.com/reader/

MAC

  • OS X.10.2-10.5.8
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.
  • The latest Adobe Reader. Get the latest version of Adobe Reader here: http://get2.adobe.com/reader/.
  • Not compatible with 10.7 (Lion)
Target audience
Suitable for students in all secondary levels.
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