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The handy geography answer book

Author: Paul A Tucci; Matthew T Rosenberg
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, ©2009.
Series: Handy answer book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Answers more than one thousand commonly asked geography questions, arranged by topic, such as climate, water and ice, exploration, cultural geography, and others.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Tucci; Matthew T Rosenberg
ISBN: 9781578592159 1578592151
OCLC Number: 262886502
Notes: Includes index.
"Your smart reference"--Cover, p.1.
Description: viii, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Defining the world : Definitions and history ; The earth ; Continents and Islands ; High, low, big, small, and wondrous ; Human civilization ; People and countries --
Maps : History and instruments ; Latitude and longitude ; Reading and using maps ; Modern mapping --
The physical environment : The Earth's materials and internal processes ; Natural resources ; Landscapes and ecosystems ; Asteroids and near Earth objects --
Water and ice : Oceans and seas ; Rivers and lakes ; Precipitation ; Glaciers and fjords ; Controlling water --
Climate : Definitions ; The atmosphere ; Ozone ; Climactic trends ; Weather ; Wind --
Hazards and disasters : Volcanoes ; Earthquakes ; Tsunamis ; Hurricanes ; Floods ; Tornadoes ; Lightning ; Other hazards and disasters --
Transportation and urban geography : Cities and suburbs ; Urban structures ; Air transportation ; Roads and railways ; Sea transportation --
Political geography : Colonies and expansionism ; The United Nations ; NATO and the Cold War ; The world today ; The world economy --
Cultural geography : Population ; Language and religion ; Dealing with hazards ; Cultures around the world --
Time, calendars, and seasons : Time zones ; Daylight savings time ; Keeping time ; Calendars ; The seasons --
Exploration : Europe and Asia ; Africa ; The new world ; The poles --
United States of America : Physical features and resources ; The states ; Cities and counties ; People and culture ; History --
North and Central America : Greenland and the North Pole Region ; Canada ; Mexico ; Central America ; The West Indies --
South America : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities --
Western Europe : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities --
Russia and Eastern Europe : Russia and the former Soviet States ; Eastern Europe --
Asia : China and Middle Asia ; The Indian subcontinent ; Japan and the Korean Peninsula ; Southeast Asia ; The Philippines and Indonesia --
Middle East : The land and history ; Religion ; Conflicts and nations People, countries, and cities --
Africa : Physical features and resources ; History ; People, countries, and cities --
Oceania and Antarctica : Oceania ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Antarctica --
Countries of the world --
Maps of the world.
Series Title: Handy answer book series.
Responsibility: Paul A. Tucci, Matthew T. Rosenberg.
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Answers more than one thousand commonly asked geography questions, arranged by topic, such as climate, water and ice, exploration, cultural geography, and others.

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