1st Ed,. 2012 - 1:16,500 (city)/1:1,000,000 (region)
Never let it be said that ITMB is a shrinking violet! Well, those who think Afghanistan is a perpetual basket case had better think again. Sure, the country is still infested with tribal factions (it always has been), and fighting still occurs all too often, but if one wants to get in on the groundswell of a new day, one starts early. This is the first map of Kabul that’s ever been published by a major cartographic house. Is it a good map? Well, I hope so. Obviously, doing the research was a bit difficult, but it is the best darned map on the market and will appeal to aid agencies, relief workers, the families of tens of thousands of soldiers who are posted to the region, and to the rebuilders who are steadily and quietly rebuilding the new Afghanistan. It isn’t all doom and gloom; there’s some exciting things happening in Afghanistan that are positive, like the rebuilding of the medieval fortress overlooking Heart, or the first council of elders that was held in Kabul very recently.