Synopses & Reviews
From discovering why every map is distorted to why Rhode Island is called an island even though it's not, this comprehensive reference simplifies geography in an approachable questionandanswer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultural geography. Questions answered include Who carved Mount Rushmore? What is the average life expectancy in Japan? and What were the seven wonders of the ancient world? Ideal for students and teachers, this resource is for all those curious about our world.
"The book helpfully contains answers to timely questions generally not covered in a geography book such as How can GPS keep me from getting lost? There is a wealth of information in this resource that is of value for study in both social and natural sciences." VOYA
"The book itself operates like a trivia game with a myriad number of questions loosely arranged under each topic. The book is recommended for public libraries and anyone with a casual interest in geography." American Reference Books Annual
"Owing to the question-and-answer format, the index becomes the essential ready-reference key to accessing specific information. Otherwise, Patrons can just get comfy and enjoy a trivia-fest. This book is well suited for school libraries and YA collections in public libraries." Library Journal
"Answers over 1000 basic questions on geography that focus on the physical dimensions of our planet, climate patterns, water and ice, hazards and natural disasters, transportation, political and cultural geography, calendars and seasons, exploration and specific content for each continent." Reference and Research Book News
"Reader-friendly. Leads the geographically illiterate along to a better understanding of what happened where and why. A great reference." San Antonio Express-News
"The book helpfully contains answers to timely questions generally not covered in a geography book such as "How can GPS keep me from getting lost?" There is a wealth of information in this resource that is of value for study in both social and natural sciences." VOYA
"An interesting, quick reference book . . . A friendly way to make geography fun." Christian Library Journal
"An interesting, quick reference book . . . A friendly way to make geography fun." --"Christian Library Journal"
About the Author
Paul A. Tucci is the chief operating officer and a partner at iwerk, inc., an innovative software developer and IT services corporation. Throughout his business career he has traveled to more than half of the countries in the world. He is the author of Traveling Everywhere: How to Survive a Global Business Trip. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.