Friday, June 15, 2012

Geography of the world

9780756619527HGeography of the World
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Global diversity comes alive in DK's essential guide to our ever-changing world, full of fact-packed spreads and full-color photographs.

  • An ideal reference for both home and school
  • Details each country’s physical geography, people, climate, culture, and landscape

My Thoughts

This book is your ultimate reference to geography and world culture.   With more than 280 pages packed with information, your study of World geography will cover many countries.   

At the beginning of this book, you will discover more about the physical world, the moving continents, the climate and vegetation, the world population as well as the political world.   Then you will enter in sections covering each of the continents ; North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and Oceania. 

For example, for the country of Canada you will get a two pages on the country in general then you are presented the Western part of Canada as well as the Eastern part of Canada. Though I find the information accurate, I wish that they would have split the country a little bit more like; East Coast, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, West Coast, and Territories.   I think the reader would have had a better visual of the country in general that way because each and every single one of these parts is unique and have lots to offer.   Maybe in a future edition of the book, this could be considered.

For fun I decided to check out the Central and South America section to discover what was written for Dominican Republic which is the country where three of our sponsored kids from Compassion Canada lives.  I discovered while reading it that apparently the country of DR has one of the world’s largest gold mines.   Then I decided to flip towards Thailand where our last sponsored kid lives as well as friends of ours who are missionaries in that country.  I learned that Thailand was once covered in forest, but so much of it has been cut down for lumber that logging is now banned.    Also Thailand is the world’s biggest producer of pineapples which is one of my favourite fruits.  Bring me a pineapple juice and I will be an happy girl!

This fascinating book can become a great reference for your personal library when you are studying a specific country.  With the maps, photographs and various charts, you can get a clear picture of what a country has to offer and discover how people live there.   I am quite impressed with the quality of the book as well as the information contained in it.  

Geography of the World is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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