Everyday Geography of The United States

Everyday Geography of The United States

by Barbara Fifer, Tim Steger
     
 

This fact-filled, accessible guide - packed with maps, quizzes, statistics, and information of all kinds, is dispensable, up-to-date references for all ages. In the tradition of Kenneth C. Davis's best selling Don't know Much About... series, Everyday Geography makes research easy and learning fun.

The United States book includes in-depth descriptions of

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This fact-filled, accessible guide - packed with maps, quizzes, statistics, and information of all kinds, is dispensable, up-to-date references for all ages. In the tradition of Kenneth C. Davis's best selling Don't know Much About... series, Everyday Geography makes research easy and learning fun.

The United States book includes in-depth descriptions of each state's land, climate, and industry, plus overviews of the history, people, and events that have shaped it. Both books feature easy-to-read maps and all of the essential knowledge you need to be a global villager, no matter where you live

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Children's Literature
The concept behind this book is a solid one; it is the execution that fails. Designed to be a ready reference on everything you could possible want to know about each of the fifty states, it is jam-packed with information in a clearly unattractive design. The historical overview is solid text unbroken by even one illustration or picture and stops with the economic recession of the 1980s. The states are introduced alphabetically with a map of the state and its capital and major cities. The format is identical for each state with information on climate, people and history, industry, and places to visit. The inset map, which shows the state's location within the country, is so small as to make placement barely discernable. Texas shows up all right, but forget Delaware and Rhode Island. Information on New York's industry is not up to date, Cypress Gardens in Florida is no longer in operation, and the average temperatures don't always give a true picture of a state's climate. The absence of photos or illustrations gives this a utilitarian look and does not invite even casual browsing. 2003, Workman Press, Ages 8 to 12.
—Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579123253
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/20/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.65(d)

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