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Geography for Dummies

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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 ...more
ebook, 386 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by For Dummies (first published March 15th 2002)
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Jul 25, 2010 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To be clear, the only reason I read this book in the first place is because my soon-to-be-wife is soon-to-be a professional geographer (or a PhD student but of course doing geography research, hopefully sponsored) and I wanted to make sure I at least had the basics of her profession down. ;) Oh I know how to read maps (though not everyone does apparently). And like a lot of the things in this book, I 'knew' somewhere in the back of my head or guessed or just never thought about the reason for wi ...more
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Great introduction to all aspects of geography from plate tectonics, glaciation through to borders, migration, population and other aspects of human geography.
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