An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a map of Earth or a region of Earth, but there are atlases of the other planets (and their satellites) in the Solar System. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats. In addition to presenting geographic features and political boundaries, many atlases often feature geopolitical, social, religious and economic statistics. They also have information about the map and places in it.

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Agents Of Atlas
... Agents of Atlas is a fictional superhero team in comic books published by Marvel Comics ... in unrelated stories published in the 1950s by Marvel's predecessor company, Atlas Comics ... If #9 (June 1978), and starred in the 2006 limited series, Agents of Atlas, the latter written by Jeff Parker, with art by Leonard Kirk ...
Bosatlas - History
... The atlas was started by Pieter Roelf Bos, a Groningen teacher ... The first atlas was published in 1877 with the name Bos' Schoolatlas der geheele aarde (Bos's School Atlas of the Whole Earth) ... Bos continued to look after the production of the atlas until his death in 1902 his final production was the 15th edition ...
Denkou - Episodes
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atlases" class="article_title_2">Selected General Atlases
... the following 17th century and earlier Atlas Novus (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1635–1658) Atlas Maior (Blaeu, Netherlands, 1662–1667) Cartes générales de ...
Agents Of Atlas - Characters
... When the Agents of Atlas took over the Atlas Foundation, the following have joined (only as Atlas Foundation members) Mr ... Lao – Adviser to the Head of the Atlas Foundation ... Yellow Claw's adviser, now adviser to Jimmy Woo, the new Head of the Atlas Foundation Temugin – Second in Command of Atlas Foundation Derek Khanata ...

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    A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razorstrap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)