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

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Taylor Trade Publications, May 16, 2009 - Science - 240 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Ch01 The Very Early Adventurers
3
Ch02 The Age of DiscoveryBegins with Prince Henry
15
Ch03 The Age of Discovery Continues
31
Ch04 More Men and More CountriesExploring the World
43
Ch05 How They Navigatedduring the Age of Discovery
59
PART TWO The Nuts and Bolts of Geography
75
Ch06 How the Earth Works
77
Ch07 Mapmaking Then and Now
89
Ch08 Westward Ho
103
Ch09 The Grand Canyon
119
Ch10 The Race to the Poles
133
Ch11 Who Are the Women Explorers?
149
PART FOUR The World Depends on Us
161
Ch12 New Ideas on Environmental Geography
163
Index
173
Copyright

PART THREE Pushing New DirectionsFacing New Challenges
101

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About the author (2009)

Kate Kelly is the author of the bestselling" Complete Idiots Guide to Parenting a Teenager "and "Raising Happy Children,

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