Thematic Atlases for Public, Academic, and High School Libraries (Hardback)
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Thematic Atlases for Public, Academic, and High School Libraries (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 01/05/1994
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Cultural, historical, and economic atlases are only some of the thematic atlases that are being published in record numbers. This book alerts librarians to the value of this increasingly-popular genre, and is a guide to their use in collection development. Among the one hundred titles evaluated in this book are Great Caves of the World, Art Atlas of Britain and Ireland, Atlas of American Sport, Atlas of Human Anatomy, Great Battlefields of the World, Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West, Instant National Locator Guide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census, Women's Atlas of the United States, and Zones of Conflict. The comprehensive evaluations include bibliographic data, physical descriptions (with height and width in inches), topics and coverage, noteworthy qualities, and citations to reviews in library and subject journals. The introductory section offers recommendations for evaluating, accessing, organizing, and managing thematic atlases for public, academic, and high school libraries.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810828667
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 206 x 140 x 17 mm


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A highly useful collection-development tool for public, academic, and high school libraries. * Booklist *
...zeroes in on the areas of evaluation most important for library consideration, and at the same time provides a wealth of data that would be very difficult to collect independently...Podell's prose is clear, precise, and infused with frankness and not a little humor. This takes what could well have been pretty deadly reading and makes it entertaining as well as informative... * VOYA *
...Public and undergraduate libraries. * CHOICE *
This book is a reviewer's delight. Writing the review is as much fun as the author clearly had in writing the book. The literature of librarianship would be vastly improved if all authors would throw themselves into their work with the enthusiasm and zest Diane Podell has done with this work. Highly recommended for purchase for reference collections and general readers alike. Collection development officers will find this work a model of information and annotation. * Collection Management *
...an excellent guide for the non-specialist and not only provides reviews of a number of thematic atlases but also gives some pertinent advice on how to evaluate atlases for yourself. * "American Reference Books Annual" *
...unexpectedly interesting and useful. * St Vincent's College *

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