Geography for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764516221

ISBN-13: 9780764516221

Edition: 2002

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Geography is more than just trivia, it can help you understand why we import or export certain products, predict climate change, and even show you where to place fire and police stations when planning a city. If you're curious about the world and want to know more about this fascinating place, Geography For Dummies is a great place to start. Whether you're sixteen or sixty, this fun and easy guide will help you make more sense of the world you live in. Geography For Dummies gives you the tools to interpret the Earth's grid, read and interpret maps, and to appreciate the importance and implications of geographical features such as volcanoes and fault lines. Plus, you'll see how erosion and weathering have and will change the earth's surface and how it impacts people. You'll get a firm hold of everything from the physical features of the world to political divisions, population, culture, and economics. You'll also discover: How you can have a rainforest on one side of a mountain range and a desert on the other How ocean currents help to determine the geography of climates How to choose a good location for a shopping mall How you can properly put the plant to good use in everything you do How climate affects humans and how humans have affected the climate How human population has spread and the impact it has had on our world If you're mixed up by map symbols or mystified by Mercator projections Geography For Dummies can help you find your bearings. Filled with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and cool facts, this book will expand your understanding of geography and today's world.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Grounded: The Geographic Basics
Geography: Understanding a World of Difference
Thinking Like a Geographer
Grid and Bear It
Maps That Lie Flat Lie!
Getting the Message of Maps
Getting Physical: Land, Water, and Air
Taking Shape: The Land We Live On
Giving Earth a Facelift
Water, Water Everywhere
Warming Up and Chilling Out: Why Climates Happen
From Rainforests to Ice Caps: The Geography of Climates
Peopling the Planet
Nobody Here but Us Six Billion
Shift Happens: Migration
Culture: The Spice of Life and Place
Where Do You Draw the Line?
Putting the Planet to Use
Getting Down to Business
An Appetite for Resources
CBD to Suburbia: Urban Geography
Impacts on the Environment
The Part of Tens
Ten Organizations for Geographic Information
Ten Interesting Geographical Occupations
Ten Things You Can Forget
Ten Great Geographical Web Sites
Index
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