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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography, 3rd Edition provides an easy-to-read, simple-to-understand, enjoyable overview! Sidebar notes provide additional information, while the short, topical paragraphs provide a wide range of coverage. 352 indexed pages, softcover.
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 9.13 X 7.38 (inches)|
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide
This updated edition will bring readers up-to-date on new country names, capital cities, flags, ruling governments, changes to production and economics, and more. It also examines the basis for recent geographical, environmental, and political events shaping geography.
Presents up-to-date statistics related to country size, population, and geopolitical makeup
Emphasizes human geography for students needing assistance with the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam
Joseph Gonzalez has more than 25 years of experience as a reference book editor and writer. He spent 15 years on the editorial staff at Readers Digest, and is the co-owner of an Internet antique map dealership, www.fairmaps.com.
Valerie Smyth4 Stars Out Of 5March 12, 2009Valerie SmythI really like the book as far as presenting short (20pgs) but good information about each part of the world. We had covered Europe, North America, South America, and Mexico by the time I got this, but for Japan, New Zealand and Australia, I have been pleased. The only draw back to the book is that they use C.E. (Common Era or Christian Era) instead of A.D. It also has boxes in chapters with other info. Sometimes this is climate information, or information about an endangered animal. BUT, sometimes it's about global warming-which if you believe that it's ok, if not, then it something you need to either skip or have a frank discussion about why you disagree. Personally we will skip the last part (PART 5) because it's about "Coping with Population Growth", "Saving our Planet's Atmosphere", and Meeting the Energy Needs and the Water Challenge". I haven't read these yet, but they are probably quite liberal in message. SO, we'll see. Otherwise a good book and what I have been looking for all year!