Fifty years after the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, and more than 10 years after the end of the German division, the first National Atlas has been produced. This atlas provides a comprehensive, detailed picture of Germany for any serious student. In 12 volumes, it describes, in detailed colour maps, tables, graphs and text, every aspect of modern German life. Each volume stands alone covering a particular subject, and the collection of 12 provides an outstanding and necessary reference for any student of Germany. The atlas is written in German by over 500 authors, co-ordinated by the renowned Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig. Over 1000 new maps have been created, and each volume provides an overview with regional and local information on a particular area of modern German life. In addition, each volume contains a removable key and a transparent overlay set so readers can pore with ease to find the information they require.