Examples of atlas in a Sentence
a road atlas of the U.S.
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In June 2007, the atlas says, 17 nests and three eggs were observed on the island through aerial photographs.
In the same way that an HD television screen has a higher resolution than a standard definition screen, an HD map is much more detailed than your road atlas.
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Richhart said police found road atlases, plastic laminating sheets and a receipt for fishing line but no other fishing gear in the home.
Some star charts count nine, while others—including National Geographic's star atlas—count ten.
The Mecklenburg breeding bird atlas provided a baseline of the status and distribution of species for future comparisons.
Other species confirmed for the first time in this edition of the atlas include Mississippi kite, blue grosbeak and canvasback.
And on a positive note, trumpeter swans have increased substantially in number and distribution since the first atlas.
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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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: a book of maps
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