Maps and Atlases
A number of maps and atlases are available online, see Statistics, Maps and Data Services under online information sources.
There are a number of atlases held in the Bill Bryson Library. These include world atlases such as the Times Atlas of the World in 5 volumes; national atlases with information on natural resources and climate, population and human activities; and historical atlases covering specifics such as Ancient Egypt or the Crusades to more general atlases covering of world history. There are also a number of topical atlases with a more focused scope such as The Social Atlas of Britain, Environmental and Health Atlas of Russia, and World Atlas of Desertification. Please check the catalogue to find specific shelfmarks.
Books on making and using maps are mainly at 528.9 on Level 3. A good general guide is Practical handbook of digital mapping : terms and concepts at 526.0285 PRA.
History of Maps
Books on the history of maps and map making are at 526.09. Note particularly the multi-volume work The history of cartography at 526.09 HIS.