Living Geography

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Maps, rivers, oceans, and weather are the four key geographic elements explored in this comprehensive information book. Specially-constructed landscape models draw students in to clear, focussed topics. Practical activities guide the learning process by introducing new material in an encouraging and exciting format.

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Overview

Maps, rivers, oceans, and weather are the four key geographic elements explored in this comprehensive information book. Specially-constructed landscape models draw students in to clear, focussed topics. Practical activities guide the learning process by introducing new material in an encouraging and exciting format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587282546
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Make It Work! Geography Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Studying the weather 6
Weather around the world 8
The atmosphere 10
Making the weather 12
Heat and climate 14
The seasons 16
Air temperature 18
Air pressure 20
Air on the move 22
Wind speed 24
The water cycle 26
Clouds 28
Rain, snow, and hail 30
Air masses and fronts 32
Storms 34
Tornadoes and hurricanes 36
Recording the weather 38
Weather maps 40
Weather forecasting 42
Weather and the land 44
The changing climate 46
Studying oceans 50
The world's oceans 52
Birth of an ocean 54
The ocean floor 56
Seawater 58
Frozen oceans 60
Ocean currents 62
Waves 64
Tides 66
Changing sea levels 68
Coasts 70
Coral reefs 74
Black smokers 76
Marine life 78
Deep-sea sediments 80
Ocean resources 82
Ports and settlement 84
Exploring oceans 86
Mapping the seabed 88
Oceans under threat 90
Being a geographer 94
Rivers of the world 96
The water cycle 98
Sources of rivers 100
Drainage patterns 102
Underground rivers 104
The upper river 106
Waterfalls and rapids 110
Energy from the river 112
Dams and reservoirs 114
Lakes and basins 116
River canyons 118
The middle river 120
The human water cycle 126
Farming on the lower river 128
River deltas 130
Flood control 132
Managing rivers 134
Being a mapmaker 138
A bird's-eye view 140
Scale and grids 142
Measuring height 144
Signs and symbols 146
Mapping the sea and sky 150
Human maps 152
Three-dimensional maps 154
The globe 156
Dividing up the world 158
Mapping the globe 160
Early maps 162
Surveying and measuring 164
Plotting maps 166
Making your own map 168
Finding your way 174
Changing maps 178
Glossary 180
Index 188
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