This small 4.5" x 6" atlas contains complete map coverage of the world and provides accuracy and authority for which Times atlases are known for, in a cute pocket size format. With great attention to detail, this updated edition contains an introductory section that covers major world geographic themes - from climate and environmental population and urbanization, to global a snapshot of our contemporary world. It includes a comprehensive guide to the world's states and territories including flags, capital cities, key facts, statistics; and an extensive index that has more than 20,000 place names. This is a handy reference atlas for home, school, or office. Go ahead, pick a place - any place!