Atlas Arktiki is a Russian thematic atlas that was published in 1985. The atlas is focused on the Arctic region, which is an area of great interest due to its unique geography, climate, and natural resources. The atlas contains a wealth of information about the Arctic, including its physical features, history, the people and animals who live there.
One of the key features of Atlas Arktiki is its detailed mapping of the Arctic region and wide variety of thematic maps, like topographic maps, geologic maps, maps of sea ice extent etc. These maps provide a comprehensive view of the Arctic and its physical features, including mountains, glaciers, and rivers.
In addition to its mapping, Atlas Arktiki provides a wealth of information about the history and culture of the Arctic region. The atlas includes sections on the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, their traditional ways of life, and the impact of colonization and modernization on their communities.
Another important aspect of the atlas is its focus on the economic and geopolitical importance of the Arctic. The Arctic is home to significant reserves of oil, natural gas, and other resources, and its strategic location makes it a critical area for international trade and military operations. Atlas Arktiki provides detailed information about these issues, including the history of exploration and exploitation of the region's resources.
The maps are followed with around 40 pages of explanatory text in Russian, with short summary of each chapter also in English. Overall 5000 copies of the 'Atlas Arktiki' have been published and it was sold for 38 rubbles.
Overall, Atlas Arktiki is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the Arctic region. Its detailed mapping, historical information, and focus on economic and geopolitical issues provide a comprehensive view of this unique and important part of the world.
Overall good condition, complete, including a dust jacket with minor closed edge tears and abrasion. Externally some minor imperfections present, internally very good with only a slight yellowing of the pages around edges.
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