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Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) Paperback – August 2, 1997
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“This resource will be valuable for young geographers.” (ALA Booklist)
“An attractive introduction to geography’s rich vocabulary; it should also be an inspiration to budding word-collectors” (Kirkus Reviews)
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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.
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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.
For example, if we are talking about glaciers, then I create a weekly lesson about the geography, biology and social aspects of the regions. Kids can build story books about the item and we can read books about it....
I would recommend this for structured schools or homeschooling parents.