The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - Games & Activities - 270 pages
4 Reviews
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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Chapter 01
1
Chapter 02
6
Chapter 03
11
Chapter 04
14
Chapter 05
17
Chapter 06
22
Chapter 07
26
Chapter 08
30
Chapter 26
124
Chapter 27
130
Chapter 28
134
Chapter 29
142
Chapter 30
149
Chapter 31
157
Chapter 32
162
Chapter 33
167

Chapter 09
34
Chapter 10
39
Chapter 11
44
Chapter 12
48
Chapter 13
52
Chapter 14
56
Chapter 15
60
Chapter 16
65
Chapter 17
69
Chapter 18
73
Chapter 19
76
Chapter 20
81
Chapter 21
86
Chapter 22
90
Chapter 23
93
Chapter 24
101
Chapter 25
114
Chapter 34
173
Chapter 35
184
Chapter 36
193
Chapter 37
204
Chapter 38
210
Chapter 39
217
Chapter 40
224
Chapter 41
231
Chapter 42
236
Chapter 43
241
Chapter 44
246
Chapter 45
252
Chapter 46
258
Index
264
About the Author
270
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About the author (2012)

Gary Fuller taught at the University of Hawai i for thirty-five years before broadening his scope to lecture aboard cruise ships. A former winning contestant on the TV program Jeopardy! and a seasoned world traveler, Fuller is eminently qualified to educate as he entertains. He currently resides in Kailua, Hawai i.

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