Examples of atlas in a Sentence
a road atlas of the U.S.
Recent Examples of atlas from the Web
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.
The American designer, who has been in business since 1981, has a global presence that’s a virtual atlas of A-to-Z cities around the world, and regularly visits said stores to meet in person the women (and men) who buy his designs.
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.
Now, an atlas that traces the shapes of 182,000 leaves from 141 plant families and 75 locations around the world shows promise for refining scientists’ ability to read that story.
Pl@ntNet is better at identifying plants than Chitwood’s atlas, says one of Bonnet's collaborators, computer scientist Alexis Joly of the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation in Montpellier.
In his rental car, Long had two backpacks, ammunition, a paper atlas, clothes and a suitcase.
Dozens of experts and volunteers compiled the atlas over the course of five years, Morris writes.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of atlas
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: a book of maps
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