From bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes a treasure trove of answers to questions about our world.
Was there an Atlantis? What's the smallest country in the world? What's the difference between a jungle and a rain forest?
Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® the Civil War and Don't Know Much About® the Bible, turns his inimitable wit and wide-ranging knowledge to the subject of geography, and proves once and for all that there is a lot more to it than labeling countries on a map.
From often amusing perceptions people have had through the ages about the world and the universe to the changing map of today, Davis shows how geography is really a great crossroad of many fields: biology, meteorology, astronomy, history, economics, and even politics. In this lively, entertaining, and endlessly fascinating presentation, you'll hear about the personalities that helped shape the world and learn the answers to questions that have vexed most of us since grade school. Along the way, Davis offers an affectionate ode to the earth: a celebration of the earth, a searching investigation of the destruction of our habitat, and a practical guide to saving our home planet.
For anyone who has felt geographically ignorant ever since gas stations stopped handing out free maps, Don't Know Much About® Geography is enormously informative entertainment.
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About Kenneth C. Davis
Kenneth C. Davis is the author of The New York Times bestselling DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® HISTORY which gave rise to the DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® series, featuring the Bible, the Civil War, and Geography among other titles. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY. Davis appears regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York with his wife. --
ANTHONY DE SA is the author of the fiction collection Barnacle Love, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award, and the novel Kicking the Sky. He attended The Humber School for Writers and Ryerson University. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. TANIS RIDEOUT is the author of the novel Above All Things and the poetry collection Arguments with the Lake. Her work has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Emerging Writers and the CBC Literary Awards. She has an MFA from the University of Guelph. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. CARRIE SNYDER is the author of the novel Girl Runner, which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, as well as two books of short fiction, Hair Hat, a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction, and The Juliet Stories, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
Don't Know Much About Geography: Revised and Updated Edition by Kenneth C. Davis