Geography

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. "earth description") is a field of science dedicated to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth.

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
Underland
Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World
The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
Along the Tapajós
The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World
Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
On Trails: An Exploration
Disunited Nations: Succeeding in a World Where No One Gets Along
The Rhythm of the Rain
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Paddle-to-the-Sea
The Revenge Of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Atlas of Remote Islands
The Scrambled States of America
Me on the Map
Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned
How I Learned Geography
How the States Got Their Shapes
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Readalong
11 books — 2 voters

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Books based on a city
29 books — 10 voters


Mark Twain
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
Mark Twain

Ken Jennings
The decline of geography in academia is easy to understand: we live in an age of ever-increasing specialization, and geography is a generalist's discipline. Imagine the poor geographer trying to explain to someone at a campus cocktail party (or even to an unsympathetic adminitrator) exactly what it is he or she studies. "Geography is Greek for 'writing about the earth.' We study the Earth." "Right, like geologists." "Well, yes, but we're interested in the whole world, not just the rocky bits. G ...more
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