Handy Geography Answer Book

ISBN-10: 1578592151
ISBN-13: 9781578592159
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $21.95
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452

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 cultural geography. Questions answered includeWho carved Mount Rushmore? What is the average life expectancy in Japan?andWhat were the seven wonders of the ancient world?Ideal for students and teachers, this resource is for all those curious about our world.

Andro Linklate was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 10, 1944. He was the youngest child of the novelist Eric Linklater. He attended Belhaven Hill school in Dunbar, East Lothian, and then Winchester College, before studying modern history at New College, Oxford. He taught at a London comprehensive school until he was asked to complete the history of the Black Watch regiment that his father had been writing at the time of his death in 1974. It was published three years later and was well received. His other works include Amazing Maisie and the Cold Porridge Brigade, Wild People, The Code of Love, Measuring America, The Fabric of America, An Artist in Treason, Why Spencer Perceval Had to Die, and Owning the Earth. He died from a heart attack on November 3, 2013 at the age of 68.Paul Tucciis chief operating officer and partner at iwerk, inc., an innovative software developer and IT-services corporation, and a partner in the private-equity investment-banking firm Cranbrook Partners. He is the author ofThe Handy Geography Answer BookandTraveling Everywhere: How to Survive a Global Business Trip.He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.

Paul A. Tucciis the chief operating officer and a partner at iwerk, inc., an innovative software developer and IT services corporation. Throughout his business career he has traveled to more than half of the countries in the world. He is the author ofTraveling Everywhere: How to Survive a Global Business Trip. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.

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