From the African plains to the heights of the Himalayas, every region is revealed in this encyclopaedic look at the world. The latest digital mapping techniques and satellite data are combined to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before. 3D terrain models reveal physical features and at-a-glance maps cover everything from land use to industry. Plus, get even better coverage from large fold-out maps of major regions. It covers 80,000 geographical place names, with photographs, diagrams and facts keeping you fully in the know.