An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate Key Stage 3 students in geographical and mapping skills. It features 96 pages of clear, easy-to-read maps, satellite images, an atlas skills section and hundreds of statistics. The atlas is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. The content adheres closely to the requirements of the National Curriculum and incorporates results of classroom testing. Its clear and accessible layout will motivate pupils of all abilities at Key Stage 3 and S1-S2. An easy-to-follow introductory 'map and atlas skills' section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy-to-read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos. For this new edition more detailed reference mapping of the British Isles is included. The extended world section in this edition covers all the global issues required by the National Curriculum e.g. climate, population, biomes, earthquakes and volcanoes. Economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics or IT projects.