The Handy Geography Answer Book
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
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 question-and-answer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultur... Read More »
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