Following the success of the DK World Atlas, this new Concise Edition meets the challenge of providing a truly encyclopedic treatment of the world in an accessible and affordable format. The latest digital mapping techniques have been used to create exceptional maps and an integrated presentation of the geography of the world and its regions. Regional Surveys: Integrated regional mapping, supported by illustrations, photographs, and detailed text provides an in-depth examination of the world. Land Use: Detailed maps show each region's land use and its principal agricultural activities. Industry: "At-a-glance" maps provide an instant picture of each region's industrial activities, communications infrastructure, and mineral resources. Regional Maps: There are more than 75 full-color, large-scale regional maps with vivid terrain relief. Terrain Models: Computer-generated, 3D terrain models explain the physical geography of each region. Diagrams: Includes graphic representations of key features such as transportation infrastructure and population distribution. Global and Continental Overviews: The physical, political, economic, and demographic geography of the world is fully presented on introductory pages. Global Map: Global thematic maps give an overview of the state of the world today.