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The Handy Geography Answer Book

Tucci, Paul A. (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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From discovering why every map is distorted to why Rhode Island is called an island even though it's not, this comprehensive reference simplifies geography in an approachable questionandanswer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultural geography. Questions answered include Who carved Mount Rushmore? What is the average life expectancy in Japan? and What were the seven wonders of the ancient world? Ideal for students and teachers, this resource is for all those curious about our world.
Authors: Tucci, Paul A., 1962-
Title: The handy geography answer book
Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: viii, 408 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Paul A. Tucci, Matthew T. Rosenberg
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Defining the world : Definitions and history ; The earth ; Continents and Islands ; High, low, big, small, and wondrous ; Human civilization ; People and countries
Maps : History and instruments ; Latitude and longitude ; Reading and using maps ; Modern mapping
The physical environment : The Earth's materials and internal processes ; Natural resources ; Landscapes and ecosystems ; Asteroids and near Earth objects
Water and ice : Oceans and seas ; Rivers and lakes ; Precipitation ; Glaciers and fjords ; Controlling water
Climate : Definitions ; The atmosphere ; Ozone ; Climactic trends ; Weather ; Wind
Hazards and disasters : Volcanoes ; Earthquakes ; Tsunamis ; Hurricanes ; Floods ; Tornadoes ; Lightning ; Other hazards and disasters
Transportation and urban geography : Cities and suburbs ; Urban structures ; Air transportation ; Roads and railways ; Sea transportation
Political geography : Colonies and expansionism ; The United Nations ; NATO and the Cold War ; The world today ; The world economy
Cultural geography : Population ; Language and religion ; Dealing with hazards ; Cultures around the world
Time, calendars, and seasons : Time zones ; Daylight savings time ; Keeping time ; Calendars ; The seasons
Exploration : Europe and Asia ; Africa ; The new world ; The poles
United States of America : Physical features and resources ; The states ; Cities and counties ; People and culture ; History
North and Central America : Greenland and the North Pole Region ; Canada ; Mexico ; Central America ; The West Indies
South America : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities
Western Europe : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities
Russia and Eastern Europe : Russia and the former Soviet States ; Eastern Europe
Asia : China and Middle Asia ; The Indian subcontinent ; Japan and the Korean Peninsula ; Southeast Asia ; The Philippines and Indonesia
Middle East : The land and history ; Religion ; Conflicts and nations People, countries, and cities
Africa : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities
Oceania and Antarctica : Oceania ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Antarctica
Countries of the world
Maps of the world
Additional Contributors: Rosenberg, Matthew T. - 1973- - (Matthew Todd),
ISBN: 1578592151
9781578592159
Branch Call Number: 910 T886h 2009
Subject Headings: Geography Miscellanea
Topical Term: Geography
LCCN: 2008052156
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May 08, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not a book to pick up and read. It answers questions, by topic and by continent. Near the back, there is a chapter on statistics for countries in alphabetical order.

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