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Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) Paperback – August 2, 1997
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Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? Do you wonder what an isthmus is? Or a seamount? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well, here are the answers!
The sixty-three entries from A to Z describe the earth's features -- its physical geography -- from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench, in clear, concise terms. Each entry is beautifully illustrated in full color.
This is a perfect introduction to the dramatic and fascinating face of the vast world around us. The author and artist of the best-selling MAPS & GLOBES team up again, this time to prove that geography can indeed be an adventure.
About the Author
Jack Knowlton was born in Florida. He is a free-lance writer living in New York City and is the author of Geography from A to Z and Maps and Globes, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.
Top Customer Reviews
If you, like me, have never been clear in your own mind about the difference between a hill and a mountain; a mesa and a butte; a brook, creek, or stream; a river, lake or pond; a sea and an ocean; a canyon and a gorge, and on and on, then this book will painlessly de-mystify these terms for you and many more.
Thanks to the authors and publishers of this fine book, I am less dumbfounded by my physical surroundings, and at least know now what I probably should have learned in grade school
My daughter and I had a great time reading it together and she became the only first grader to know the basics of geography. A life long lesson.
I recommend this book for all children and would definitely give it as a gift.
"Geography from A to Z" has become part of my permanent library.
See also "Maps and Globes" by the same team for the same age group.
The book is missing a few definitions, but I have made my own and added them to the book.
(ex. ria ). The other thing is the index is not complete, but I wrote in the correct pages and topics. It is missing a few of the definitions. It is a great introduction to using an index. While not perfect, it is a very useful and young students are able to use it independently...a huge benefit. I wish more books were that way. It is difficult to find a book at the right level with the information you want. As a culminating project the students make an "imaginary island". They use the book to create a "map" showing many different land and water forms. They get creative with the names...for example, Barbara's Bay or Awesome Archipelago.
I would find it hard to teach this part of geography without it!! It is an excellent resource.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome....amazing descriptions and pictures. Great book to have for any school age!Published 6 days ago by PookersMom
I bought this book for our geography unit and it has been such a smart investment. It is structured like a dictionary and I use it to create week-long projects around the specific... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lilmisspoetry
This is a great addition to our homeschool. Anytime a geographical term comes up in my daughters readings, we refer to this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amanda
GREAT elementary resource!! Wonderful drawings and descriptions of landforms!Published 3 months ago by P Boxeur
We checked this out from the library and realized we needed to own it. Great reference book! Simple explanations that my boys, 1st and 3rd grade, actually appreciate. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mlcreature