Goode's World Atlas

Author: Rand McNally

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133864649

Category: Reference

Page: 372

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For all geography courses. Expand your geographic literacy with the gold standard in academic atlases Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally helps students navigate through global and regional landscapes with ease. With color-coded headings and charts, brief introductions to each section, and more than 60 new reference and thematic maps, the 23rd edition gives you a comprehensive view of the world and its changing population and physical characteristics. Available soon in Pearson eText and Pearson Custom Library formats. Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, evolving with the world that shapes its content, and allowing for a deeper, more global understanding of geography.
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How to Ace the National Geographic Bee, Official Study Guide, Fifth Edition

Author: National Geographic, Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426331398

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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The National Geographic Bee is a local, state, and national academic contest for students in grades four through eight. The competition culminates in a finals face-off, broadcast live on National Geographic Television. This is the ultimate guide for gearing up for the events. Like the Bee, the guide has expanded its range of material to include social studies, earth and space science, the environment, and culture. Of course, geography is at its core, and the guide features the latest country and geographic statistics; selected new question rounds; updated resources; new tips from past winners; and a brand new country index full of vital stats. It's the perfect resource to help millions of school kids prepare to compete in the Bee. It's also a fun and helpful resource for trivia buffs, challenge seekers, and college-bound test-takers.
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Why Geography Matters

More Than Ever

Author: Harm de Blij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976856

Category: Science

Page: 368

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In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this revised edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now.
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Goode's World Atlas

Author: John C. Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 371

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Features include: - Eight political maps of the continents, the U.S., and Canada - Environmental maps, world wildlife distribution, and forests. - 30,000-entry pronunciation guide and 109-page index.
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The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950

Author: Susan Schulten

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226740553

Category: Science

Page: 319

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Schulten examines four enduring institutions of learning that produced some of the most influential sources of geographic knowledge in modern history: maps and atlases, the National Geographic Society, the American university, and public schools."--BOOK JACKET.
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Reference Books for Young Readers

Authoritative Evaluations of Encyclopedias, Atlases, and Dictionaries

Author: Marion Sader,Brent Allison,Shirley A. Fitzgibbons,Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 615

View: 1599

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Describes and evaluates encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, work books, and large-print reference books, and offers advice on choosing reference books
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