Explore our world as never before! Find the countries featured in our global stories and discover the animals, architecture and activities that make them special. Laid out by geographic region, our colorful World Atlas celebrates cultural diversity and highlights the ways different people care for this planet we all call home. Features a pull-out map and fold-out booklets and panels, all hand-painted by award-winning illustrator David Dean.
Nick Crane is a writer and well-loved television presenter. In 1992–3, he walked 6,214 miles across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, an experience which he describes in his book Clear Waters Rising. Among his many other projects is Mercator: the Man Who Mapped the Planet, the definitive biography of Gerard Mercator, the 16th-century map maker who invented the atlas. As a child, Nick spent many hours exploring the Norfolk countryside with a bicycle and a map; he has been traveling the world ever since. He lives with his family in London, England.
David Dean is a full-time illustrator who is enjoying his mission of traveling the world from the comfort of his own studio. Known for his exotic and colorful work, David works in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, from which he finds inspiration. In his spare time, David enjoys walking the countryside near his house in Cheshire, England, taking photographs of the things he sees.
Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Awards, 2012
"An unconventional beauty" – The Boston Globe
"With its emphasis on sustainability, interconnectedness, and diversity, [Barefoot Books World Atlas] offers young armchair travelers and globe-trotters much to discover" – Publishers Weekly
"An organized, approachable introduction to geography and world cultures" – Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center
"One of those books that will grow with your child over time" – InCulture Parent