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Geography For Dummies

Geography For Dummies

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.


Part I: Getting Grounded: The Geographic Basics

Chapter 1: Geography: Understanding a World of Difference

Chapter 2: Thinking Like a Geographer

Chapter 3: Grid and Bear It

Chapter 4: Maps That Lie Flat Lie!

Chapter 5: Getting the Message of Maps

Part II: Getting Physical: Land, Water, and Air

Chapter 6: Taking Shape: The Land We Live On

Chapter 7: Giving Earth a Facelift

Chapter 8: Water, Water Everywhere

Chapter 9: Warming Up and Chilling Out: Why Climates Happen

Chapter 10: From Rainforests to Ice Caps: The Geography of Climates

Part III: Peopling the Planet

Chapter 11: Nobody Here but Us Six Billion

Chapter 12: Shift Happens: Migration

Chapter 13: Culture: The Spice of Life and Place

Chapter 14: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Part IV: Putting the Planet to Use

Chapter 15: Getting Down to Business

Chapter 16: An Appetite for Resources

Chapter 17: CBD to Suburbia: Urban Geography

Chapter 18: Impacts on the Environment

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 19: Ten Organizations for Geographic Information

Chapter 20: Ten Interesting Geographical Occupations

Chapter 21: Ten Things You Can Forget

Chapter 22: Ten Great Geographical Web Sites