This is a great book with geography in a nut shell. All the essentials no frills. Just the bare basics you need to known. Great for those questions that pop up and for students.
Information about the topography, climate, natural resources and history of 150 countries.
Over 40 detailed maps
Side bars clarify the lessons in the text
Entertaining trivia throughout in brief 'geofacts'
Quizzes at the end of each chapter.
Great reference - great learning tool for home school and work.
For home, school, or office, Everyday Geography is an indispensable handbook and engrossing tour guide that brings to life the diversity of our planet. A world of knowledge in a nutshell, this book is packed with fascinating information about the topography, climate, natural resources, history, and other important features of all seven continents - over 150 countries.
Have you ever tried to name the capitals of all the states and provinces of North America? Identify the emerging republics of Eastern Europe? Or read about the exotic history of far-off lands? Whether you want to keep track of evolving boarders, learn about little-known countries that appear in the news, or simply brush up on the geographical facts we all should know, Everyday Geography is the thoroughly readable sourcebook you need.
This concise volume contains:
A country-by-country description of each continent.
Fascinating "Geofacts" about the world's largest lake, smallest country, highest volcano, and other remarkable places.
Over 40 detailed maps that reflected new capitals and the latest international borders.
More than three dozen charming illustrations.
Entertaining sidebars that supplement the lessons of the text.
A quiz at the end of each chapter on topics ranging from the natural habitat of penguins to the location of ancient Troy.
Everyday Geography is a book for readers of all ages, and indispensable reference work that informs and entertains in a new way with each use.
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Frankly, I don't read that many geography books but I learned a great deal of history, topography and political alliances in this little volume. I really liked the quiz at the end of each section. It let me see just how much I learned by reading this book.
I cannot imagine giving this text to a student; it is definitely geared to adults.