"About the Book ""Kids are naturally curious. They want to know all about everything around them, near and far. And the completely updated Beginner's World Atlas is the perfect tool to introduce them to the people, places, and animals of the world. We have combined our world-famous mapmaking skills and color photography with input from specialists in geography education to create an atlas designed for kids ages 7 to 10.""-- Book Synopsis Get ready for a trip around the world with the fifth edition of National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas , the premier atlas for young explorers looking to learn more about the wondrous planet we inhabit. In this new edition, the map experts at National Geographic have worked with a geography educator to provide: -Large, colorful maps specifically created for readers 7 to 10 years old -Updated facts and statistics about the world's land, people, and animals -Bright, bold photographs -Information on what a map is and how to read a map key -A useful glossary, metric conversion chart, and index -The most up-to-date, relevant information about the world at an age-appropriate level The perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away--ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration! Complete or supplement your atlas collection with the National Geographic Kids Beginner's United States Atlas (3rd edition). And for older readers, don't miss the National Geographic Kids World Atlas (6th edition), the National Geographic Kids United States Atlas (6th edition), and the National Geographic Kids Student World Atlas (6th edition). About the Author ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and maps go together like latitude and longitude. For more than 130 years, National Geographic maps have helped spread geographic knowledge to people around the world. Eye-catching graphic elements give the maps their distinctive look and enhance their readability. National Geographic combines the latest data gathered by space-age technology with innovative mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. Meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of excellence that is recognized worldwide. WRITER/EXPERT SKYE POWERS-KAMINSKI is a National Geographic certified educator with a bachelor's degree in environmental geography and a master's in science and social studies education. With more than 20 years in the field of education, she has extensive experience in curriculum design and instruction. She has a passion for biogeography education and enjoys helping others develop an understanding and connection between ourselves, nature, and the cultural and physical world."