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I Used to Know That: Geography
     

I Used to Know That: Geography

by Will Williams
 

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Do you know which countries border Afghanistan? Or the difference between Micronesia and Melanesia? And that 51 member states existed in 1945 at the founding of the UN and 192 exist today? It's hard to know everything about geography, that amazing science that explains the interaction of diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the Earth's surface.

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Do you know which countries border Afghanistan? Or the difference between Micronesia and Melanesia? And that 51 member states existed in 1945 at the founding of the UN and 192 exist today? It's hard to know everything about geography, that amazing science that explains the interaction of diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the Earth's surface. However, I Used to Know That: Geography explores both the physical and human aspects of the world in short order. With its entertaining, easy-to-understand language, this little book takes on a broad subject with ease. Inside you'll find:

  • The physical world: rivers&coasts, tectonics, climate and weather, global issues

  • The human world: world population growth, settlements and how they happened, industry and energy, and development

  • Countries by continent maps, complete with capital cities and population counts

  • Maps and a "tree" illustration, showing all branches of geography

With its "a-ha!" facts, useful illustrations, and interesting sidebars, I Used to Know That: Geography offers answers to common geography questions and gives you all you need to know to start a provocative conversation at your next party.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Bringing geography to life, this succinct title demonstrates the multidisciplinary nature of the field and includes chapters devoted to the Earth as a whole, the oceans and seas, and each of the continents. The brief sections, subheadings, and easy-to-read text with indexed words in boldface will enable students to quickly gain new information or obtain an overview of world geography. In addition to the narrative information, the book offers numerous tables, charts, and maps, and includes many "Geo Gems"—tidbits of trivia explaining, for example, the difference between a rain forest and a jungle. This handy guide will help students with reports.—Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Yeshiva Har Torah, Little Neck, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606522967
Publisher:
Reader's Digest
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born twenty-five yards from the Marston Brewery in Burton upon Trent, Will Williams always knew that places would be important in his life. After a good state school education at King Edward's, Lichfield, he went on to Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Geography. Though secretly harboring a desire to be a stuntman, he is currently entrenched as the Head of Geography at St Paul's School, London. The place he calls home, though, is near the banks of the Garonne in South West France, with his wife Christelle and daughter Fleuve.

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