The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
There is something about the tone of some books that just grates. This is one of those books. There are certainly a lot of interesting things here, and it is an easy read, but the randomness of it all ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bodagirl - LibraryThing
Collection of diverting facts about obscure geography. Not much of a connecting theme otherwise, and the omission of some kind of wrap-up was a little jarring. Still a fun, quick read. Read full review