Interpreting Our World 100 Discoveries That Revolutionized Geography

Author: Joseph J. Kerski Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610699204
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: History

This important book demonstrates why geography matters in the modern-day world through its examination of 100 moments throughout history that had a significant impact on the study of geography—literally, "writing about the earth." • Provides readers with an understanding of why geography matters to our 21st-century world and an awareness of how geography affects our everyday lives and is key to wise decision making • Addresses and explains key themes of geography, including scale, physical processes, cultural processes, patterns, relationships, models, and trends • Integrates time, space, and place in geography, documenting how it is not only the study of spatial patterns, but also the fact that many discoveries in geography came about because of the particular time and place in which the discoverers lived

Answer Book

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203454
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

Covers everything from earth sciences to astronomy; from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures; from ancient history to cutting-edge technology; and descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries in the world.

Geographie f r Dummies

Author: Charles A. Heatwole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527813216
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Genre: Education

Bei der Geografie geht es längst nicht nur darum, zu wissen, wo welches Land oder welcher Fluss zu finden ist. "Geografie für Dummies" erklärt Ihnen, wie das geografische Koordinatensystem aufgebaut ist, wie man damit Orte bestimmt und so Karten richtig deutet. Im Mittelpunkt des Buches stehen die Geofaktoren Boden, Wasser und Klima und deren Wechselwirkungen miteinander: Wie formen Vulkane, Erosion und Wetter die Erdoberfläche? Wie beeinflussen die Ozeane das Klima? Und wie ist es möglich, dass Wüste und Regenwald nur durch eine Bergkette voneinander getrennt sind? Aber auch der Einfluss des Menschen kommt nicht zu kurz, so wird auch die urbane, politische und wirtschaftliche Geografie erläutert. Egal, ob Sie wissen möchten, wie das Klima die Erde beeinflusst oder wo ein günstiger Standort für das nächste Eigenheim wäre, dieses Buch liefert Ihnen alle Antworten.

Die Macht der Geographie

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428569
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: History

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

National Geographic Answer Book

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215902
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Civilization

This far-reaching reference is designed with many entry points and a visually engaging format to satisfy the curious browser, the student researcher, and the earnest knowledge seeker alike.

Geography For Dummies

Author: Charles A. Heatwole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068670
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Science

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. Geography For Dummies gives you the tools to interpret the Earth’s grid, read and interpret maps, and to appreciate the importance and implications of geographical features such as volcanoes and fault lines. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and will change the earth’s surface and how it impacts people. You’ll get a firm hold of everything from the physical features of the world to political divisions, population, culture, and economics. You’ll also discover: How you can have a rainforest on one side of a mountain range and a desert on the other How ocean currents help to determine the geography of climates How to choose a good location for a shopping mall How you can properly put the plant to good use in everything you do How climate affects humans and how humans have affected the climate How human population has spread and the impact it has had on our world If you’re mixed up by map symbols or mystified by Mercator projections Geography For Dummies can help you find your bearings. Filled with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and cool facts, this book will expand your understanding of geography and today’s world.

The National Geographic desk reference

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN: UOM:39015048740354
Release Date: 1999-11-15
Genre: Nature

Offers a comprehensive collection of geographic information, including charts, maps, and articles about climate, weather, geology, and human and cultural geography

Making of the Earth

Author: Jon Erickson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438109664
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Geodynamics

A text for high school and general readers on the natural and human-made forces that influence the shape of the planet. Topics include arctic, desert, and coastal geography; the formation of continents; erosion; tectonic processes; and mountain ranges, river courses, and unique landforms such as monoliths and arches. Erickson, a geologist in Colorado, is the author of several Facts on Files books on Earth science and geology.

Geography for Kids Continents Places and Our Planet Quiz Book for Kids Children s Questions Answer Game Books

Author: Dot EDU
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541924482
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Here’s a workbook that will test your child’s knowledge on continents, landmarks and Earth’s geography. Question and answer game books are ideal learning tools because the information they present is direct. It is recommended that two or more people make use of this workbook. Throw questions to each other and get answers back. Find out who scores the highest. Good luck!

Five Major Islands of the World Geography Books for Kids 5 7 Children s Geography Books

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781541919563
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Science

How much of the world do you know? This book will provide facts about the geography of Earth. Learning about geography will open your child’s eyes on how big and diverse this world is! It will also open the eyes on the difference in cultures. Maybe one day, you would like to explore the world but today, you can learn about it from this book.

Geography A Children s Encyclopedia

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781409350309
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explore the geographical wonders of Earth, from weather, to water to climates and ecosystems Geography A Children's Encyclopedia is the ultimate children's guide to our planet, covering the geological and environmental processes that (literally) shape our world, from ice ages to global warming, earthquakes to tsunamis. Explore the wonders of the natural world, from the peak of Everest to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench, learning the whole way. Full of beautiful pictures bringing the natural world to life, this encyclopedia shows Earth at its most amazing. Colourful diagrams describe geological processes while the water cycle and the structure of a rainforest canopy are fully explained. Physical and political maps will bring school projects extra wow, and fact files describe each continent and country, revealing everyday life around the globe. Children can carry the world wherever they go with Geography A Children's Encyclopedia - from the deserts of Africa to the low countries of Europe, the lush forests of Brazil to the coral reefs of Indonesia and Australia, this book expands horizons and creates a fantastic grounding in the sciences of geography, geology and sociology.

Ten Geographic Ideas that Changed the World

Author: Susan Hanson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813523575
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

In these thought-provoking, witty essays, some of America's most distinguished geographers explore ten geographic ideas that have literally changed the world and the way we think and act. They tackle ideas that impose shape on the world, ideas that mold our understanding of the natural environment, and ideas that establish relationships between people and places. The contributors, who include several past presidents of the Association of American Geographers, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and authors of major works in the discipline, are: Elizabeth K. Burns, Patricia Gober, Anne Godlewska, Michael F. Goodchild, Susan Hanson, Robert W. Kates, John R. Mather, William B. Meyer, Mark Monmonier, Edward Relph, Edward J. Taaffe, and B. L. Turner, II.

Exploring Our World Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078803101
Release Date: 2008-12-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Exploring Our World is a middle school program co-authored by National Geographic. This program introduces students to an enriched view of the interrelationships of geography, history, economics, government, citizenship, and current events in one compelling package. A strong geographic thread is interwoven with history, government, and current events to analyze different regions of the world and the issues they face. Suitable for a world geography or world cultures class, Exploring Our World is available as a full survey; Eastern Hemisphere; and Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Russia. Explore the interrelationships of geography, history, government, and more in one rich package. Includes: Print Student Edition