Don't Know Much About Geography by Kenneth C. Davis
Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned

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Don't Know Much About Geography by New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis is a fascinating and fun exploration of our planet.
 
Geography is the hub from which other disciplines radiate: meteorology, ecology, geology, oceanography, demographics, cartography, agricultural studies, economics, and political science.
 
In addition to presenting geographical trivia that’ll impress your friends, Davis explores 21st-century topics of global concern, including the role of the Internet and technology in transforming the lives of people around the world, how so-called developing nations develop, sustainability, and the debates over climate change and evolutionary science.
 
This completely revised and updated version of Don't Know Much About Geography is an entertaining and illuminating grand tour of planet Earth.

 

About Kenneth C. Davis

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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by Harper Paperbacks. 368 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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This entertaining, copious guide should help to remedy American readers' lack of geographical literacy. (Nov.)

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...Was Werner von Braun a war criminal?"" In this chatty, eminently approachable science and history survey, Davis (Don't Know Much About the Bible) quotes poets, unscrambles Galileo's coded notes to Kepler, defines ""nova"" and ""planetary nebula"" in liberal-arts-friendly terms, discusses T...

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Davis (Don't Know Much About History) attempts to teach us everything we need to know about the Bible but never learned.

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The material's q&a format (children read the questions and Wyman reads the answers), complete with several fast-paced "true/false" and "pop quiz" segments keep things rolling along—and keep listeners hooked, at least for a while.

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The author of the successful Don't Know Much About History returns to correct his countrymen's lack of knowledge about geography, a lack established when Americans aged 18 to 24 scored lowest on a 1988 test of geographic literacy given to young people of all industrialized nations.

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In this presidential election year, bestselling author Davis (Don't Know Much About History) returns with an absorbing take on the American presidency.

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This entertaining, copious guide should help to remedy American readers' lack of geographical literacy.

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Davis quotes presidential historian Marcus Cunliffe on the American public's outsized expectations of what the president should be: "Could it be," Cunliffe writes, "that Americans have something more dangerous: not an Imperial Presidency or an Imperiled but a plumb Impossible Presidency?"

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