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Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary
     

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary

by Jack Knowlton, Harriet Barton (Illustrator), Harriett Barton (Illustrator)
 

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Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well, here are the answers!

The sixty-three entries from A to Z describe the earth's features—its physical geography—from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench, in clear, concise terms. Each

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Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well, here are the answers!

The sixty-three entries from A to Z describe the earth's features—its physical geography—from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench, in clear, concise terms. Each entry is beautifully illustrated in full color. The perfect introduction to the dramatic and fascinating face of the vast world around us, Geography from A to Z includes a glossary and an index.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
What a great way to introduce young readers to sixty-three geographic terms. Beginning with archipelago and atoll, the list of terms with their clear definitions and delightful illustrations continues down the alphabet to volcano, waterfall, and zone. Budding geographers can't go wrong with this helpful book. Pair it up with Knowlton's other title, Maps & Globes, and you will have a really attractive introduction to geography. 1997 (org.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Sixty-three well-chosen words contain simple, clear definitions of some of the terms with which we identify Earth's physical characteristics. From archipelago to zone, this is an excellent glossary.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4 Sixty-three geographical terms are simply defined and illustrated. Clear, uncluttered illustrations with bright contrasting colors and black outlines help clarify the meaning of each term. Little prior knowledge is expected of readers, and almost all terms used in definitions which might puzzle some readers are defined elsewhere in the glossary. Both common words such as mountain and less frequently encountered terms such as meander are defined. Some sub-definitions are included, such as cataract and cascade under waterfall. While alternate terms are usually given, alternate spellings are not, so children would not find out that a key (defined) is also a cay (not mentioned). A major drawback is the lack of a pronunciation guide. Most young readers seeing the first word, archipelago, won't know how to pronounce it. While the focus of most illustrations is clear, there are a few places where readers may be confused. For example, one small picture could be either a marsh or a bog; both are defined on the page. Given the renewed emphasis on geographical skills and the scarcity of materials for this age group, this book would be a priority purchase for most collections. It is not, however, a book many children will select to read independently. Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064460996
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
247,774
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
IG880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Jack Knowlton was born in Florida. He is a free-lance writer living in New York City and is the author of Geography from A to Z and Maps and Globes, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.

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