Bergers Book Reviews

Hammond Scholastic New Headline World Atlas


Publisher: Hammond
Genre: Atlas
ISBN: 978-0841-669420
Pages: 52
Price: $6.99

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Any serious social studies student needs a reliable map of the world. Hammond has updated their classroom world atlas as of 2010, to reflect the current global landscape.

This atlas includes pictures of the flags of the nations as well as an index of the major cities. Maps are shown in varying magnitudes and sizes to reflect different degrees of detail. Information on topography, population distribution, land use and mineral resources are provided by continent. But due to size constraints, these informational maps are general in nature, and can’t show the exact locations for some of these features.

The size and price of this atlas makes it an attractive addition to a classroom, since many hands may touch it over the course of the year. But unlike in the Hammond Student Notebook Atlas, the countries are outlined in color, not filled in, which makes it a little harder to distinguish them in more congested areas. Overall, this atlas is a good value and I recommend it for all students and classrooms.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

August 10, 2010 Posted by | atlas, education | Leave a comment

Hammond Student Notebook Atlas


Publisher: Hammond
Genre: Atlas
ISBN: 978-0843-714838
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

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Any serious social studies student needs a reliable map of the world. Hammond has updated their student notebook atlas as of 2010, to reflect the current global landscape.

This handy reference atlas is bound and hole-punched to fit a 3-ring binder, making it easy and light-weight for students to carry with them to class. It includes pictures of the flags of the nations as well as an index of the major cities. Maps are drawn in varying magnitudes and sizes to reflect different degrees of detail.  The United States is shown by itself on a two-page spread.

Once again, Hammond has demonstrated why they’re the leader in maps and atlases.   The convenience, quality and price can’t be beat, and I highly recommend this notebook atlas for all students.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

August 10, 2010 Posted by | atlas, education | Leave a comment

The World


Publisher: Hammond
Genre: Atlas
ISBN: 978-0843-709094
Pages: 288
Price: $19.99

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If you wanted to explore the world, you’d pull out your trusty atlas for guidance. And there is none better to reach for than one created by Hammond, the leader in maps.

The World is up-to-date as of 2009. This imitation leather travel guide is broken down into sections by continent. Within these sections, each country is shown with major cities labeled. The United States, Canada and Mexico are also shown at the state and province levels. In addition to these maps, the reader will find suggestions of places to explore, and a little history is also included.

Discover, explore and experience the world with Hammond. Maybe you’re only traveling in your armchair, or you’re planning to see some of these recommended sights in person. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this quality atlas.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

July 6, 2010 Posted by | atlas, travel | Leave a comment