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Atlas 2013The fourth edition of the Atlas of Global Development is a comprehensive data-driven guide to the most critical issues facing our world today. The Atlas provides a visual guide to global challenges with easy-to-read maps, tables, and charts  on every topic. Used for almost four decades by teachers and professors, students and scholars, this  new edition provides more ways for readers to access, engage, and interact with the underlying data.

Atlas of Global Development – available in print & free PDF
The print edition of the Atlas features more than 35 color world maps and dozens of charts, tables and illustrations that provide an overview of the world, its people, and its challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. Inside, readers can find easy-to-read and colorful world maps, informative tables, graphs, text, and photos, and quick facts and links. The publication is available for purchase and can be viewed and downloaded for free via Scribd, Issuu, and in PDF.

New Atlas of Global Development eBooks
The newest version of the Atlas comes in reflowable and fixed layout eBooks, available for all devices. For Kindle Fire and iOS devices, an enhanced eBook providesadditional data, not found in the print edition, reproduced within each map,  lean layout that preserves tables and maps from the print edition, and active hyperlinks to data resources.

Atlas MobileAtlas by Collins Mobile App
The Atlas by Collins app offers instant access to the World Bank Development Globe and World Bank Economy Globe, allowing users to visualize progress on topics that are shaping the world, like poverty, population growth, food production, climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade, using their mobile device.

With the Atlas by Collins app, users can explore color coded world maps with up-to-date statistics, share maps and information via social media platforms or email, ad view mapping offline down to a 1:3,000,000 scale.

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development
The eAtlas organizes 179 indicators from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database into 25 key themes. Map indicators by the latest available data or given year, compare maps or graphs of two indicators side-by-side, create time-series graphs for specific countries, and bookmark, export as images or data files, import and share.

To learn more about the suite of Atlas of Global Development – Fourth Edition products, please visit The Atlas is based on data from the World Development Indicators database: please visit to learn more.


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