Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Atlases & Maps. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Rand McNally 2022 Large Scale Road Atlas


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you've come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. This updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive, unabridged index. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located on map pages. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map. Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily. Other Features: Rand McNally presents The National Parks by Decade, a review of park history that begins more than a century ago, with the first wild and wonderful place to achieve park status---Yellowstone. Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map pages. Spiral Binding. Dimensions: 10.375 x 15.375

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally (April 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-0528023781
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.8 x 15.3 inches

                 

2. Rand McNally 2022 Road Atlas (United States, Canada, Mexico) (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

The Rand McNally Road Atlas is the most trusted and best-selling atlas on the market. This updated 2022 edition contains maps of every U.S. state and Canadian province, an overview map of Mexico, and detailed inset maps of over 350 cities and 25 national parks. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 90 North American cities and national parks along with a driving times map. Other Features Rand McNally presents "The National Parks by Decade," a review of park history that begins more than a century ago, with the first wild and wonderful place to achieve park status---Yellowstone. Tell Rand! As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date, conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently. If you know of something we haven’t captured in our atlas, let us know at randmcnally.com/tellrand. Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map pages. Product Details Dimensions: 10.875" x 15.375"

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally (April 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-0528023743
  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 0.4 x 15.2 inches

                 

3. National Geographic Road Atlas 2021: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

National Geographic's Road Atlas: Adventure Edition , is the ideal companion for the next time you hit the road. Includes up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S. States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest. Setting this atlas apart from all other road atlases are the inclusion of detailed maps and guidebook-like recommendations on the top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. An additional resources section provides contact information for local tourism offices, plus a place name index to help easily locate a specific city. The Road Atlas: Adventure Edition is printed in North America and features a heavy duty spiral binding and clear plastic cover for durability and lay-flat reading. Folded Size = 11" x 15"

  • Author: National Geographic Maps
  • Publisher: Natl Geographic Society Maps; 2020th edition (August 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-0792289890
  • Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 15 inches

                 

4. History of the World Map by Map


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. Learn how something like the printing press can define a time, or how the Allies in Europe could defeat the Nazis. There is so much to read about in this remarkable history book, and just as much to look at. Maps are more than the topography of the Earth or the borders of countries. Maps can represent the movement of people and ideas, and they provide a unique way to explain historical themes and explore sweeping periods of time. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan. This history book reaching across millennia gives you a broad view of the pivotal events in our past. With 140 maps, complimented with pictures, info boxes, and timelines, there's so much to enjoy and learn about. You will gain a strong understanding of some of the forces and movements across continents that have shaped our world. A Map Guided Tour of World History Inside this beautiful cover are concise and fascinating historical information, 140 custom maps, and many ways to engage in history that will interest many readers, from students wanting additional resources for school to history buffs that love a good book and cartography. Go on a guided tour through time:    •   Prehistory 7 MYA-3000 BCE    •   The Ancient World 3000 BCE-500 CE    •   Middle Ages 500-1450 CE    •   The Early Modern World 1450-1700    •   Revolution and Industry 1700-1850    •   Progress and Empire 1850-1914    •   The Modern World 1914-Present

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: DK; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Earth Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1465475855
  • Dimensions: 10.19 x 1.5 x 12.19 inches

                 

5. Easy To Read: Texas State Map (Rand McNally Easy to Read!)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Rand McNallyx27s Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Texas, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. Youx27ll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years. Regularly updated, full-color maps 40% larger map with a bigger type size than the Rand McNally Folded Map Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more Mileage and driving times map Detailed index Convenient folded size Coverage Area Detailed maps of: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Big Bend National Park, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth x26 Vicinity, El Paso, Galveston, Houston x26 Vicinity, Laredo, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Port Arthur

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally; Fold Map edition (October 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-0528882074

                 



6. DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer: Colorado (Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

With an incredible wealth of detail, DeLormex27s Atlas x26 Gazetteer is the perfect companion for exploring the Colorado outdoors. Extensively indexed, full-color topographic maps provide information on everything from cities and towns to historic sites, scenic drives, trailheads, boat ramps and even prime fishing spots. Conveniently bound in book form, the Atlas x26 Gazetteer is your most comprehensive guide to Coloradox27s backcountry. Full-color topographic maps provide information on everything from cities and towns to historic sites, scenic drives, recreation areas, trailheads, boat ramps and prime fishing spots. Extensively indexed. Handy latitude/longitude overlay grid for each map allows you to navigate with GPS. Inset maps provided for major cities as well as all state lands. Product Details: Colorado State Dimensions: 15.5x26#34; x 11x26#34; AVAILABLE FOR ALL 50 STATES

  • Author: Delorme
  • Publisher: DeLorme Publishing; 12th edition (January 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-1946494177
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 15.3 inches

                 

7. Acadia National Park Waterproof Trail Map, Maine


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Fourth edition revised in 2019. Printed on durable, waterproof material to 1:22500 scale and, contour lines, mileage indicators between points of interest, it is a perfect companion for hikers and visitors to the Acadia National Park and Seashores. Hiking and cycling trails are distinctivaly marked, making it easy to stay found. This map was designed and published by regional residents, and a portion of the proceeds from sales of this maps is donated to organizations that support trails maintenace and land conservation.

  • Author: Jill Keefe
  • Publisher: Map Adventures; 3rd edition (June 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-1890060244
  • Dimensions: 8 x 3.9 x 0.3 inches

                 

8. The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Get inspired and get ready to hit the road with the ultimate guide to America's best road trips! The Open Road: 50 Road Trips in the USA features: Strategic lists and road trip options: Choose from lists of the best coastal drives, cross-country journeys, trips for kids, awe-inspiring views, and more Flexible itineraries: 50 different road trips organized by region gear you up for any adventure, from a weekend getaway to a cross-country trip Can't-miss stops from coast to coast: Leaf-peep along the Blue Ridge Parkway, look for wildflowers on Arizona's Apache Trail, or gaze at the mysterious Marfa Lights blinking over the West Texas desert. Snap selfies with kitschy roadside attractions along Route 66, cross the Continental Divide in Colorado, and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves at your campsite in Big Sur The best local flavors: Eat your way through Vermont's farms, dairies, orchards, and maple houses or indulge in gulf shrimp and fried okra in the South. Sample oysters and craft beers in Oregon or stop for shave ice along the scenic Oahu Coastal Loop Expert advice from seasoned road-tripper Jessica Dunham Comprehensive planning resources: Easy-to-use maps, helpful info on things to do, lodging, and dining for every route, clear directions to each route's starting point, and tips for minimizing your environmental impact along the way Gorgeous, full-color photos and a fold-out map Essential tips for health and safety on the road, navigating weather conditions, strategies for road-tripping with kids and four-legged friends, and playlists and podcasts to soundtrack your adventure Whether you're hugging the coast or driving the Loneliest Road, find your adventure with The Open Road: 50 Road Trips in the USA .   For more in-depth information on a specific road trip, check out Moon's bestselling road trip guides.

  • Author: Jessica Dunham
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 1st edition (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1640499300
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.25 x 8.4 inches

                 

9. Folded Map: Eastern United States (STATE HIGHWAYS)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

Rand McNallyx27s folded map featuring the Eastern United States is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of the country, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more. Youx27ll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years. Regularly updated, full-color maps Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways Detail maps of major cities, a mileage chart, and a Mileages x26 Driving Times Map Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more Easy-to-use legend Detailed index Convenient folded size Coverage Area Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee Product Details Measures 9.5x26#34; x 4.125x26#34; and folds out to 40x26#34; x 28x26#34;. Scale: 1x26#34; = 43 miles.

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally; Fold Map edition (September 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-0528881152
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.2 x 9.65 inches

                 

10. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Atlases & Maps - August 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of  The World Almanac  reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by  The Wall Street Journal ,  The World Almanac and Book of Facts  will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results:  The World Almanac  provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments:  The World Almanac  took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics:  The editors of  The World Almanac  list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports:  Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures:  Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories:   The World Almanac  editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule:  The World Almanac  lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance:  This annual feature of  The World Almanac  provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight:  This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights:  Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

  • Author: Sarah Janssen
  • Publisher: World Almanac; 1st edition (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
  • ISBN: 978-1510761391
  • Dimensions: 5.38 x 1.8 x 8 inches