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Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books) Paperback – August 2, 1997
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From the Back Cover
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
Very informative and easy reading. My 5 year old loved it! I should have bought a second for my other g-child.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book for young kids who are interested in non-fiction, science or the outdoors. I would say that this is appropriate for grades 1st through 4th grade. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cb_colo
Beautiful color illustrations clearly show a wide range of geographic features. This book is great for teaching or reference because it is so accurate and simplified.Published 2 months ago by diane
Purchased this for my 7 yr old granddaughter. Beautifully and clearly illustrated. with simple explanations for many geographical terms, such as butte, coral reef, atoll, delta,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Kaput
Awesome....amazing descriptions and pictures. Great book to have for any school age!Published 5 months 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 6 months ago by wordybirdy
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 6 months ago by Amanda