Geography For Dummies
Charles A. Heatwole & Ruth I. Shirey
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Geography is more than just trivia, it can help you understand whywe import or export certain products, predict climate change, andeven show you where to place fire and police stations when planninga city.
If you’re curious about the world and want to know moreabout this fascinating place, Geography For Dummies is agreat place to start. Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, thisfun and easy guide will help you make more sense of the world youlive in.
Geography For Dummies gives you the tools to interpretthe Earth’s grid, read and interpret maps, and to appreciatethe importance and implications of geographical features such asvolcanoes and fault lines. Plus, you’ll see how erosion andweathering have and will change the earth’s surface and howit impacts people. You’ll get a firm hold of everything fromthe 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 rangeand a desert on the otherHow ocean currents help to determine the geography ofclimatesHow to choose a good location for a shopping mallHow you can properly put the plant to good use in everythingyou doHow climate affects humans and how humans have affected theclimateHow human population has spread and the impact it has had onour worldIf you’re mixed up by map symbols or mystified by Mercatorprojections Geography For Dummies can help you find yourbearings. Filled with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and coolfacts, this book will expand your understanding of geography andtoday’s world.