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Selected general atlases
Some cartographically or commercially important atlases include the following:17th century and earlierAtlas Novus (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1635–1658)Atlas Maior (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1662–1667)Cartes gé ...
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Modern atlas
With the coming of the global market, publishers in different countries can reprint maps from plates made elsewhere. This means that the place names on the maps often use the designations or abbreviat ...
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"Atlas" mythology
The origin of the term atlas is a common source of misconception, perhaps because two different mythical figures named Atlas are associated with map making.King Atlas, a mythical King of Mauretania, w ...
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Atlas
An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a map of Earth or a region of Earth, but there are atlases of the other planets (and their satellites) in the Solar System. Furthermore atlases of ana ...
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Types
can be reviewed easily. A travel atlas may also be referred to as a road map.A desk atlas is made similar to a reference book. It may be in hardback or paperback form.
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21st century
There is a debate about whether technology and instantaneous communications are making cities obsolete, or reinforcing the importance of big cities as centres of the knowledge economy. Knowledge-based ...
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Inner city
In the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, the term "inner city" is sometimes used with the connotation of being an area, perhaps a ghetto, where people are less wealthy and where there is more ...
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Global cities
A global city, also known as a world city, is a prominent centre of trade, banking, finance, innovation, and markets. The term "global city", as opposed to megacity, was coined by Saskia Sassen in a s ...
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Distinction between cities and town
he difference between towns and cities is differently understood in different parts of the world. Indeed, some languages other than English use a single word for both concepts. Iberian languages typic ...
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External effects
Modern cities are known for creating their own microclimates. This is due to the large clustering of heat absorbent surfaces that heat up in sunlight and that channel rainwater into underground ducts. ...
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Industrial age
The growth of modern industry from the late 18th century onward led to massive urbanization and the rise of new great cities, first in Europe and then in other regions, as new opportunities brought hu ...
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Early modern
While the city-states, or poleis, of the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea languished from the 16th century, Europe's larger capitals benefited from the growth of commerce following the emergence of an Atl ...
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Middle Ages
While David Kessler and Peter Temin consider ancient Rome the largest city before the 19th century, London was the first to exceed a population of 1 million. George Modelski considers medieval Baghdad ...
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Ancient times
Early cities developed in a number of regions of the ancient world. Mesopotamia can claim the earliest cities, Eridu, Uruk, and Ur. After Mesopotamia, this culture arose in Syria and Anatolia, as show ...
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History
Towns and cities have a long history, although opinions vary on whether any particular ancient settlement can be considered a city. A city formed as central places of trade for the benefit of the memb ...
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