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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 12
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; Reprint edition (August 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756619521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756619527
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The maps are very beautiful .The pictures are beautiful.
Mena
Geography of the world is very informative, this book educate the minds about the cultures of different countries.
phyllisv
Thanks to this book, this dummy's gettin' smarter every day.
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Recently revised and superbly illustrated with full-color photographs and art on every page, Geography Of The World: The Essential Family Guide To Geography And Culture is an informed and informative, country-by-country, "user friendly" reference for home and school. Geography Of The World offers a straightforward survey of terrains, nations, and cultures all around the globe. Enhanced with full-color, detailed maps referencing the latest border changes between nations, and up-to-date information concerning climate, literacy, life expectancy, health care, ethnic groups, agriculture and industry, recent history and more, Geography Of The World is superb and highly recommended school and community library resource suitable for all ages.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By D. Pemberton on June 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for all ages.

My only complaints about the book are that maps of individual countries are not included on the country's pages, but on pages for the regions. The book also needs to be updated in some regions. For example, it still list Saddam Hussein as the ruler of Iraq. I'm also not sure why it includes the number of televisions per 1,000 people as a statistic. I would have thought that income or infant mortality would have been more important.

Other than those issues, I truly love this book, and found it to be easy to read. It addresses native people of each country, rulers, currencies, food, and countless other aspects of life in every country in the world. There are sections on religion as well as on the oceans and both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

I highly recommend this book.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By lankun on March 11, 2011
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I was excited to open the package. English is my second language and this book gives me great visual concept for what I wanted to learn. I have encarta but the map didn't show the rivers and mountains as clear as this one does. This book organizes all info very nicely, easy to read. Thanks all the reviewer for helping me to choose the right thing.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Morris on May 22, 2008
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This book is a really good basic geography book! If you want a solid reference book where you can get the basics and a good understanding of geography-then I do not think you will be disappointed. It might dwell more on social geography then I would like but it is very good
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dana Biscotti Myskowski on December 9, 2008
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I ordered this for my teen as she prepares to take the GED. It is a good, basic, clean, exciting text that provides a general overview of the world. I recommend it as a solid base for a beginner geographer.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Selective Reader on July 8, 2006
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This reference is organized, attractive and complete. I recommend this for anyone wanting to learn more about the world. It is great for teachers and students. I teach social studies and have many resources. This is one of my favorites.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary on November 5, 2011
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I got this book to aid me in learning the countries of the world. This is perfect for that.

The book is divided into continents, then regions, then countries. Each continent and region has a preface talking about major things in that area and cultures.

What interests me most, is the information about individual countries. Each country has a picture of it within a zoomed in map, so you get an idea of the shape of the country. It has a quick facts section, that talks about size, population, religions, education, doctors, and how many TVs per-person (one way to gauge wealth). Then it has the main part for the country, where it talks a little about the culture, people, interesting facts, and sometimes a little history background.

This works for me in learning countries, it is also going to be helpful when I hear of a country and want to know a little more about it.

Also, it has lots of pictures and great page quality.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MM on August 28, 2007
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The book serves the purpose of brushing me up on locations, but it also catches my son's attention while I am reading it. The layout and pictures are enough to "squeeze" in a geography lesson.
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