The Bateman Contemporary Atlas New Zealand provides a fascinating insight into what shapes our nation today and what may be shaping our future. This latest edition provides up-to-date information on hundreds of topics of interest, presenting and interpreting the latest cultural and geographical research in a visually exciting way. A new feature is the 1:750,000 map of the country, presented over 12 plates, and accompanying gazetteer. The Atlas covers broad subject areas including the physical landscape; the environment and our impact on it; historical and population information; New Zealand's economy and infrastructure; and our country's social and cultural life. Information and advisors have come from many sources including the Departments of Geography at the Universities of Canterbury, Auckland and Waikato, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Blue Skies Weather and Climate Limited, Landcare Research, the Department of Conservation, Transit New Zealand, the National Library, the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, the New Zealand Geographical Society, the Population Studies Centre and Statistics New Zealand. Full references to all maps provide further reading and places to go for further information, including online sources.