I do more with atlases than just use them. I read them. Kalamazoo Public Library owns lots of atlases for various purposes and users. My favorite road atlas is the Rand McNally Road Atlas that comes out every year in paperback edition. Here at the library we have copies for loan as well as for reference. I bought my own copy and keep it under my sofa so that when I read the newspaper I can refer to it when a location with which I am unfamiliar is mentioned. Then I get sidetracked by studying the atlas, and often a lot of time elapses before I get back to my newspaper. Even though I love web sites such as www.mapquest.com and www.mapblast.com and use them regularly, I still find that for browsing there is nothing like my Rand McNally. Check out an atlas and read it tonight!
Rand McNally, the road atlas, large scale 2011 : United States