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Geography of the World

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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 Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (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...more
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 throug...more
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.
Dan *History and trivia lover!*
It gave lots of information in a short amount of pages.
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