Although specifically designed for students aged 14-16 years, the well-researched uncluttered design of this reference makes it suitable for all students. This edition has been extensively revised, updated, and extended with up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics, and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available, while the inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High quality satellite imagery, selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socioeconomic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics, or IT projects.