From the Amazon Basin to the terraces of Macchu Picchu, here is a complete visual introduction to South America. More than 100 two-colour illustrations, tables and charts are accompanied by a clearly written text that provides an overview of the climate, geography, economy, people, history, and resources of the South American nations and their territories. Part 1 gives an overview of the region; Part 2 covers each country separately. Chapters on the individual countries include the following sections: physical environments and natural regions; climate, economy, agriculture, industry and minerals, history, government and politics, and the nation's capital. The Atlas of South America includes an annotated bibliography, prepared by Linda Vertrees, Chicago Public Library, plus a complete index.