The Essential Atlas

The Essential Atlas Cover

The Essential Atlas

By Jason Fry; Daniel Wallace; Ian Fullwood (Illustrator)

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345477644, 243pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009

Navigate the Star Wars" "universe as you never have before with this fully illustrated, full-color guide that maps the entire galaxy.
You know the planets from Alderaan and Corellia to Tatooine and Zonama Sekot and the star systems, from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim. But now, for the first time, you can pinpoint their locations and chart the travels of your favorite characters through the vast reaches of space. St"ar Wars: The Essential Atlas" is a galaxy-spanning trove of vital statistics and information ranging from the astronomical and geographical ( Systems, Sectors, Oversectors, and Regions ) to the historical and political ( The Sith Empire and The Great Hyperspace War ). Encompassing the entire Star Wars canon, including all the films, and the Clone Wars television series, plus the novels, comic books, video games, and more, this volume is packed with dozens of detailed maps and charts, as well as pertinent data and accompanying facts on
the Empire: its length and breadth, political regions, populations, trade routes, major attractions, and trouble spots
the Clone Wars: the trajectory of this decisive conflict across the universe, data on key battles and major Loyalist and Separatist worlds
the adventures of Han Solo: the heroic rogue's exploits throughout the galaxy including his captaincy of the "Millennium Falcon" and his first, fateful meeting with Chewbacca before his life-changing alliance with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi
the Sith Wars: the progression of the universal clash between the ancient Jedi Order, their dark side counterparts, and the Mandalorian warriors who fought against both orders
and much, much more
From Hutt Space to the Unknown Regions, from the Knights of the Old Republic and Episode I to the Fate of the Jedi and Legacy era, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas is the ultimate gateway to space fantasy's most brilliantly imagined and endlessly intriguing galaxy.

About the Author
Jason Fry is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide and more than twenty other books. Besides space pirates, he writes about baseball, music, travel, and anything else that strikes his fancy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son.

Daniel Wallace has been chronicling the Star Wars universe for years, writing four of the most popular Essential Guides, including The Essential Guide to Planets, The Essential Guide to Droids, and the New York Times bestseller The New Essential Guide to Characters. He and his wife live in Detroit with two sons and one daughter.
Mark Chiarello is currently the Editorial Art Director for DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry's Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps Inc., Disney, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
After studying film and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in the early 1990s, Tommy Lee Edwards moved to central North Carolina. He has worked for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros' on projects like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dinotopia, and Batman Begins.
John Van Fleet grew up in New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap, playing a lot of baseball. He has worked in comics, production design, and editorial illustration. Clients include Dark Horse, DC Comics, Paramount, Electronic Arts, the Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, and many more.