"This illustrated reference work remains the only comprehensive visual guide to the world's religious traditions. With text by leading experts and lavish photography, thematic maps, tables, and charts, the Atlas of the World's Religions, Second Edition ranges from the travels of the Buddha to the geographical distribution of modern indigenous beliefs, providing a full and informative picture of world religion, both past and present, global and local." "Through over three hundred full-color maps, organized in a beautifully designed series of double-page spreads, this atlas shows the historical development and present state of all the world's major religions, along with color illustrations of temples, sites, ceremonies and works of art connected with religious life. The updated and expanded second edition provides a comprehensive overview of the major events over time that influenced the geographical development of the world's religions, and it provides a global and regional assessment of religion in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.Smart, Ninian is the author of 'Atlas of World's Religions', published 2007 under ISBN 9780195334012 and ISBN 0195334019.