Complete with a slipcase, a revised and updated edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlasNow in its 13th edition, this atlas is relied on and trusted by governments around the world and international organizations, including the UN, the European Commission, and media companies, to be a benchmark of cartographic excellence. All the maps and detailed thematic information are completely updated with the latest geographical and geopolitical changes—an estimated 20,000 updates with 3,500 changes to place names alone. New features to this edition include 30 city plans from major cities around the world; flags for every country in the world; the new independent country of Kosovo; and major new place name updates in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, India, Afghanistan, and Iran. The detailed thematic information contains contributions from experts in their relevant geographical field. New topics discussed include migration, the global impact of recession, migration, and polar regions.