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National Atlas maps

January 1, 1991

The National Atlas of the United States of America was published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1970. Its 765 maps and charts are on 335 14- by 19-inch pages. Many of the maps span facing pages. It's worth a quick trip to the library just to leaf through all 335 pages of this book. Rapid scanning of its thematic maps yields rich insights to the geography of issues of continuing national interest. On most maps, the geographic patterns are still valid, though the data are not current. The atlas is out of print, but many of its maps can be purchased separately. Maps that span facing pages in the atlas are printed on one sheet. The maps dated after 1970 are either revisions of original atlas maps, or new maps published in atlas format. The titles of the separate maps are listed here.

Publication Year 1991
Title National Atlas maps
DOI 10.3133/70039583
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title Monograph
Index ID 70039583
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Science Information Center