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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:
Posted October 8, 2011
Mr. Williams with all those who colaborated with him to create this book with its pictures, extra facts usually overlooked, have been interwined with the world's history and facts about all the subjects that tell how our Planet Earth evolved. The book named and told known and little known facts on the Oceans, North and South America continents suchas Asia, Euope, Africa, Australia/Oceania, Antarctica too, with all the other important points which pulled all these geographical places together such as the history on how each event affected each area, what animals were natural to the particular areas, and more. This book was absolutely one of the BEST GEORGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL EXPLANATION I'VE EVER COME ACROSS and am now creating it into a teaching aid for my granddaughter. This book was so written that I have been able to devise a way to have my granddaughter use the book, in its whole entire presentation (with an accompanying map book) that will be enable her to use this resource aid (besides using what the school requires) all the way from grammar school, which is where she presently is scholastically, and then, be used through as a reference tool, through high school. The greatest thing about this book is that it incorporates the geographical, social, historic and economically information about the world, as well as the geographical facts as to how our world evolved, which makes learning more fun and easier when seeing 'the whole picture'. I'm going to go out and purchase another of these books for myself now, because it's a terrific and practical resource book that holds information that will forever remain consistantly correct.
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Posted October 20, 2011
In our ever changing world, it is important to have a general idea of geography. In this new book, Williams & Taggart lay out the basics of geography in an easy to read fashion. The book is broken into sections, making finding information about a specific area of the world a snap. Information dealing with continents, countries, capitals, and landforms abounds within these pages. There are also "Geo Gems" with fun information throughout the book(like "What is the difference between a rain forest and a jungle?" pg.69), and the "human" side of geography is presented with sections like: "The Dust Bowl: A Combination of Human Error and Bad Weather" - pg. 62 - 63. This is a book that will have readers of all ages learning/refreshing facts without stress or pressure.
I continue to enjoy this fun, informative book. It is helpful in my job as well as in my personal life, and I will have a copy in both places. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to brush up on their knowledge or who wants a great reference book for home or office. It will also make a great gift for people of all ages. I received my review copy from FSB Media and Anna Suknov, and thank them very much for the opportunity.