Creatorproduced by National Geographic Maps for the National geographic magazine ; Allen Carroll, director of cartography ; design--Robert E. Pratt ; relief--Tibor T?oth ; art--C. Bruce Morser ; research--Debbie J. Gibbons ... [and others]
Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Depths shown by gradient tints and soundings.
Also covers Central Asia and northern Middle East.
"Supplement to National Geographic, May 1999."
Issued "Washington, D.C., May 1999."
"Printed March 1999."
Includes notes, statistical data by country, glossary, and col. ill. of national flags.
Text, notes, graph, location map (inset), and col. ill. on verso.
Maps on verso: 1. A dynamic landscape : the Caspian from orbit [oblique satellite view with 3 insets of past geological conditions] -- 2. A tapestry of cultures [major ethnolinguistic groups] -- 3. The struggle for prosperity [2 maps of economic conditions].