This unique book is the ultimate informative and entertaining family reference atlas with detailed maps, fact files, and hundreds of up-to-date photographs covering every country of the world. The World Atlas and Encyclopedia is divided into two sections: The World Atlas section gives a clear overview of the physical world, complemented by satellite imagery at the same scale and projection, showing the view from space. The Country Encyclopedia section divides the world into six continents plus the Polar Regions, with detailed entries for more than 250 territories of the world. A map, country flag, globe locator, and standard fact file accompany every entry. Descriptive text about current and historic points of interest is illustrated with fantastic photographs of the best-known landmarks. The World Atlas and Encyclopedia gives information in context, taking you around the world as you might fly, starting in the northwest and finishing in the southeast. Is your main destination Morocco? Then not only will you have all the country information at your fingertips, but you will also have a better understanding of Northern Africa as a region, as well as Morocco's neighboring countries Algeria and Tunisia.