Do you love atlases and maps? I adore looking through maps and at atlases – the more unusual the better! Not only is it a fantastic way to learn about our world but they are great to share with children to teach them about other people and places.
I have included books for both adults and children in my list – great presents for Christmas or birthdays!
Lets check out the best 10 atlas books available for you to purchase right now!
ATLAS OF THE WORLD
Every household should have an atlas of the world and this is my top choice! This is updated annually and is the only world atlas that is totally up-to-date. No wonder this is the best-selling volume of its size and price! If you have yet to purchase an atlas this is the one to buy!
If you are someone who loves off the beaten path places then this is the book for you! Featuring over 700 of the most curious and strange places on earth this is a must-have in any serious traveler’s collection!
THE WRITER’S MAP
For book worms this is an absolute delight! Included are maps from some of the most well known books – Harry Potter’s marauders map, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island Map. This book is a must for lovers of literature, maps and those of us who dream of imaginary lands!
WHERE ON EARTH
This is the ultimate book of what is where in the world! This is the perfect gift for the inquisitive and fact hungry child! With stunning 3D maps this atlas will answer so many of their questions about the world. It is recommended for children aged 7 and up but to be honest this is a fascinating book for every member of the family!
THE SOMMELIER’S ATLAS OF TASTE
This is the first definitive guide to examine each of the various wine regions across Europe describing how each of the wines should taste! Buy the book and educate yourself on some of the greatest wines in the world. Buy this as a gift for the aspiring sommelier or simply to learn a little more about wines and winemaking. Read this and you will never be caught out at a dinner party again!
ATLAS OF THE WORLD
This National Geographic atlas marks the 100th anniversary of its cartography. As one of the world’s most recognised names National Geographic once again produces a book that millions of homes will be proud to have on their shelf.
ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T EXIST
Discover 50 of the world’s wannabe nation states! These are all nation states who exist today with their own flags and claim to territory but haven’t been recognised by the international community. A fascinating read!
AN ATLAS OF ADVENTURES
This book provides a collection of fun activities to try around the globe. If you are looking for inspiration while planning your next trip of simply enjoy exploring the world from the comfort of your armchair this book is for you. I wonder how many you will add to your bucket list!
DIVE ATLAS OF THE WORLD
If you love diving then this book is for you! Featuring beautiful photographs and first-hand experiences of some of the world’s top dive sites prepare to start planning your next diving holiday!
ATLAS OF ANIMAL ADVENTURES
Which of the unmissable animal adventures around the world would you love to experience? With each continent explored in detail find out about great animal migrations, about the extraordinary behaviours and habits of animals in the wild. A must-buy for any animal lover!
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD RAILROADS
I could quite happily spend the rest of my life travelling the world by rail. Covering the past 200 years and the rise, fall and subsequent revival of the railroads this book will bring history to life.
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Tracy is your expert expat!
She has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)
With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, she is also able to share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help you travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
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