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    The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found

    Author: Fuller, Gary
    ISBN: 9781442214033
    Format: Paperback
    R307,00
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    Gary Fuller's entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world's fresh water? and why aren't New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states? An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts. Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today's global generation to truly get to know their world.
    Gary Fuller's entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world's fresh water? and why aren't New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states? An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts. Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today's global generation to truly get to know their world.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781442214033
    Contributor Fuller, Gary
    Format Paperback
    Height 226.0
    Width 152.0
    Thickness 17.0
    Weight 440
    Weight 440
    Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
    Publication Date 2012-08-16
    Full Description Gary Fuller's entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world's fresh water? and why aren't New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states? An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts. Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today's global generation to truly get to know their world.
    Author Biography Gary Fuller taught at the University of Hawai'i for thirty-five years before broadening his scope to lecture aboard cruise ships. A former winning contestant on the TV program Jeopardy! and a seasoned world traveler, Fuller is eminently qualified to educate as he entertains. He currently resides in Kailua, Hawai'i.
    Table of Contents Chapter 1: The Effects of Geographic Ignorance on the Modern World Chapter 2: We Think Big, Sometimes Too Big Chapter 3: Maps are Flat, the World Isn't Chapter 4: Africa Bashing? What's That? Chapter 5: Things Aren't Always Where You Think They Should Be Chapter 6: State Capitals and American Politics Chapter 7: The Exception to Everything Chapter 8: Married to a Stranger Chapter 9: Why Old Maps Look Funny Chapter 10: Military Uses of Geography Chapter 11: Really Big Cities Chapter 12: Agriculture and Tourism Chapter 13: Geography and Tourism Chapter 14: Geographic Pockets of Isolation: Preserving Old Ways Chapter 15: Geographic Incoherence Chapter 16: Countries Breaking Apart Chapter 17: Unity in Disunity Chapter 18: Maps Fool Us Again! Chapter 19: Culture Hearths: Ancient and Modern Chapter 20: Population Decline: Change on the Horizon Chapter 21: Geographic Differences and Civil War Chapter 22: New Agricultural Crops Chapter 23: Domestications Chapter 24: Continental Tidbits Chapter 25: Islands Divided Chapter 26: Oceans and Seas Chapter 27: Bridges Chapter 28: Rivers Chapter 29: Medical Geography Chapter 30: Border Issues Chapter 31: Geography of Sports Chapter 32: Geography and Religion Chapter 33: The North Chapter 34: Prison Islands Chapter 35: Canals Chapter 36: Land and Sea Battles Chapter 37: Buildings Chapter 38: Mountain Peaks Chapter 39: Lakes Chapter 40: Outliers Chapter 41: Cities: Planned and Fiat Chapter 42: Whatever Happened to ... ? Chapter 43: The Wild West Chapter 44: Spatial Diffusion Chapter 45: Parks Chapter 46: Climate and Weather