Examples of atlas in a Sentence
a road atlas of the U.S.
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More than a third of humanity, including 60 percent of Europeans and nearly 80 percent of North Americans, live under night skies too light-polluted to see the galaxy, scientists revealed in the newest atlas of the night sky, published last year.
Effects of climate warming, such as the changes in sea ice, are detailed in the atlas.
The result is a remarkable atlas charting where New York has gone, and why.
Working in mice, the two plan to catalog all of the differing brain cell types into a parts list or atlas, describing which each cell type does.
Old lighting rigs sit cheek by jowl with model spacecraft, dinosaur skulls next to lunar atlases.
Also, someone, likely the principal, put him with Gunner in an office around a table on which a large atlas lay open.
Listening to them back to back is like getting hit in the head by an atlas written by the Chamber of Commerce.
Now, an impressive new online atlas reveals the location of more than 4,000 of them, reports Steven Morris at The Guardian.
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Word History of atlas
In Greek mythology, giants ruled the world in an early age. Their rule was overthrown after a mighty battle with other gods. Atlas was one of these giants, and after their defeat, the story goes, he was forced to hold up the sky on his shoulders. In the 16th century, the Flemish mapmaker Gerardus Mercator published a collection of maps. On the title page he showed a picture of Atlas supporting his burden. Mercator gave the book the title Atlas. Later collections of maps included similar pictures of Atlas, and came to be called atlases.
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