9781589793408

That's Not in My Geography Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Facts

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  • ISBN13:

    9781589793408

  • ISBN10:

    1589793404

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

The latest in the series that includes best-selling That's Not in My American History Book and That's Not in My Science Book, this book brings geography to life exploring the who behind the discovery of various lands and the what behind how our world changes. From the earliest compass to today's handheld GPS systems, Kelly shows how people throughout time have navigated the world.

Author Biography

Kate Kelly writes frequently on science and medicine. She is the author of That's Not in My Science Book and the coauthor of the best-selling title Organize Yourself! She and her husband have three daughters and live in Westchester County, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Discovering the World
The Very Early Adventurers: Including Forgotten Leif and Marco the Mythmakerp. 3
The Age of Discovery Begins with Prince Henryp. 15
The Age of Discovery Continues: The Cabots, Vespucci, and Magellanp. 31
More Men and More Countries Exploring the Worldp. 43
How They Navigated during the Age of Discoveryp. 59
The Nuts and Bolts of Geography
How the Earth Worksp. 77
Mapmaking Then and Nowp. 89
Pushing New Directions, Facing New Challenges
Westward Ho!p. 103
The Grand Canyon: A Geographic Storyp. 119
The Race to the Polesp. 133
Who Are the Women Explorers?p. 149
The World Depends on Us
New Ideas on Environmental Geographyp. 163
Indexp. 173
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