World Geography Through Infographics

World Geography Through Infographics

by Karen Latchana Kenney, Steven Stankiewicz
     
 

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Wandering through a maze of geography facts can easily get you lost! You need to navigate huge distances (an orange may travel more than 8,000 miles on the way to your stomach), vast population numbers (1.3 billion in China alone!), and gigantic global crises (the impact of a natural disaster). How can all these big numbers and concepts make more sense?

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Wandering through a maze of geography facts can easily get you lost! You need to navigate huge distances (an orange may travel more than 8,000 miles on the way to your stomach), vast population numbers (1.3 billion in China alone!), and gigantic global crises (the impact of a natural disaster). How can all these big numbers and concepts make more sense? Infographics! The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help you better understand key concepts about world geography. Crack open this book to explore mind-boggling questions such as: Why do so many cities spring up along rivers? Where are the highest mountain peaks in the world? How does human activity change the face of the planet?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
This book is an interesting introduction to the practice of applying infographics to the study of geography. Students will enjoy a quick quiz that promises to determine whether they have the makings of good geographers. They then view a number of infographics with surprising information. For example, a two-page spread of puzzle-like country shapes shows a bar graph of the population of the country’s largest city and its capital. Students can conclude quickly that a country’s capital is rarely its largest city. They can also compare climate zones with population number and total wealth. A wide range of infographics are shown, including engineering drawings, flow charts, pictorial timelines, visual comparisons, and others. This book is not only fun to read and informative; it also provides students with ideas about how to present their own research in school reports. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg; Ages 9 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467734615
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Series:
Super Social Studies Infographics Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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