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About the Author
With more than a century of mapmaking experience, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC continues to be one of the world's preeminent cartographic publishers. The new 11th edition atlas is produced by a deeply experienced editorial and cartographic team, in collaboration with preeminent scientists, scholars, and researchers, continuing a legacy of publishing quality atlas products that combine the art and science of mapmaking.
ALEXANDER M. TAIT, M.Sc., is The Geographer at the National Geographic Society. He heads National Geographic's Map Policy Committee, leads mapping initiatives for Nat Geo Labs, and provides mapping and geography expertise for programs and media throughout National Geographic. He has worked as a cartographer at the Washington Post, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, and adviser to legal teams on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
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