The What’s Where On Earth Atlas is absolutely packed full of interesting and educational facts about the world we live in. Having friends and family in various parts of the world means that we often use our globe to find out exactly where a country is and with the support of this atlas we have now learnt a lot more about the different continents, the countries within them and their climates as well as a wealth of interesting information. It’s the kind of book that you can easily lose yourself in and we’ve been amazed by many of the facts we’ve read, the animals that we’ve been introduced to as well as the statistics that are included.
The first section, Early Earth, is fascinating and it’s amazing to see how the world has changed since its formation 4.6 billion years ago. The following sections take a detailed look at each individual continent, the countries within them, the landscape, fascinating facts, population, famous landmarks, climate and wildlife. A map of the continent is given on each spread and the information is given in bitesized chunks with plenty of clear headings. The three biggest oceans have a spread each and show islands, trenches and underwater ridges. The reference section shows the flags of 195 countries with the names of their capital cities, population, total area, languages spoken and currency.
What’s Inside The Atlas?
- Early Earth
- North America
- South America
- Australasia and Oceania
- Polar Regions
- The Oceans
Fabulous colour photos accompany pictures of the maps and we find the fascinating facts really interesting. Just looking at Europe’s page we learnt about the deepest lake, the longest bridge, the busiest airport and the tallest buildings. We also love looking at the satellite images of the continents at night which show us how densely populated each continent is. This is definitely one of the most informative atlases that we have come across and provides a wealth of facts for adults as well as children to enjoy.
The What’s Where On Earth Atlas would make a wonderful addition to a home bookshelf or school library. There are so many facts to help a child answer their questions about the world as well as answers to questions that they didn’t know they had!
Age Range: 6 +
Thank you to Dorling Kindersley for sending us a copy of this wonderful atlas which is extremely entertaining as well as educational.