Thursday, June 11, 2009

Africa Adventure Atlas Available from Ball State University Libraries

What’s New in the Atlas Collection? Africa Adventure Atlas

The Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library has been growing with new materials for research and learning in the last few weeks. One of the newest additions to the Collection is National Geographic’s 2008 Africa Adventure Atlas.

Africa Adventure Atlas is designed for travelers and trip-planning. The text is divided into geographical regions with color-coded tabs dividing the types of maps, including national parks, town plans, touring maps, countries by region and adventure activities. The section on adventure activities features maps and photographs with short descriptions of activities like scuba diving, mountain climbing, train expeditions, surfing, and gorilla trekking (shown above).

The atlas features hundreds of maps and color photographs, including 74 National Park and conservation area maps, 50 detailed city maps, and 118 touring maps. Each country is described with facts about flora and fauna, cultural attractions, historical sites, and adventure travel activities. There is even a section on what type of gear is needed for the trip to Africa.

Africa Adventure Atlas is available for circulation from the Atlas Collection for four weeks or longer. For more information about this atlas or any other cartographic materials, please contact the staff of the GIS Research and Map Collection at 765/285-1097.

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