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Geography of the World

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Global diversity comes alive in DK's essential guide to our ever-changing world, full of fact-packed spreads and full-color photographs.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 21st 2006 by DK Children (first published January 1st 1960)
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This was one of my favorite books back when I was eleven or twelve. I poured over its pages constantly, imagining myself in this country or that one. I was pleased to see that there's an updated edition now, a decade after the original book was published.

From what I can remember from the 1996 book, not a great deal has been changed. They've mainly just updated it for current events -- the brand-new country of East Timor, Hong Kong and Macao's being absorbed into China, etc.

I wish the book was mo
Kelly Cundiff
Adams, S., & Ganeri, A. (2006). Geography of the world (Rev. and updated ed.). London: DK.

Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff

Reference Type: Geographical Reference

Call Number: 910

ISBN 13: 978-0-7566-1952-7

Content/Scope: This book contains maps of every country alongside text boxes that provided important information about each country such as population, climate, social and economic information, etc.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book was edited by a team of specialists in human and physical geograp
Jul 05, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
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Geography of the World: The Essential Family Guide to Geography and Culture. Revised edition. DK Publishing, 2003. 304 pages.

Genre: Atlas, reference
Recommended age level: Intermediate (8-12 years)
Subjects: geography, culture, countries, population, languages, religions, governments, currency, maps, international affairs

DK's Geography of the World is much more than a simple atlas; it explains each country's physical geography, people, places, landscape, climate, and place in today's world throu
Truc-Vien Nguyen
Mar 05, 2015 Truc-Vien Nguyen rated it liked it
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This book is a good reference for every countries with brief description and general geographical view. Lack of details and explanation for specific terms, natural hazards. However, it is beautifully covered with maps, landscapes and traditions.
Nov 13, 2012 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love DK. I love atlases and world studies. Awesome reference for any household with elementary school-aged children. Internet is great but being able to teach a child to find an answer in a reference book is awesome.
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Simon Adams is a writer and editor of children’s non-fiction and reference books. He specializes in history, politics and current affairs and has written extensively on exploration, music and the arts. He is also a well established jazz critic and reviewer. Simon has also contributed to family and adult reference books and has been an editorial consultant on various history and other titles.
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