Geography Encyclopedia with World Atlas (Usborne)

Geography Encyclopedia with World Atlas (Usborne)

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Item #: 012200
ISBN: 9780794528966
Grades: 4-AD

Product Description:

This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

Category Description for Trail Guide to World Geography:

This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the student's ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of "Points of Interest," where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then it's Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and an age-appropriate world atlas (suggested atlases listed below). Three "key" recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Josh's Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Manna's Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below, including atlases for students of different grades. Please note that the Jr. Classroom Atlas and Classroom Atlas are identical to the World Atlas Know Geography (Grades 1-3 and 4-9), respectively. The Atlas of World Geography and the World Atlas Know Geography for high school are almost identical with just a few textual changes. An almanac is also recommended, in case you don't have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specifc one, but it is available from Geography Matters. Stephanie

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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
Catherine M on Feb 20, 2022
To use for geography homeschool course
Lindsey D on Jun 26, 2021
Catherine M on Feb 20, 2022
World Geo this year
Erica P on Aug 6, 2021
To use for geography homeschool course
Lindsey D on Jun 26, 2021
I chose this as a supplementary resource for Kevin Swanson's History of the World from Master Books.
Kelley W on Jun 18, 2021
My children have been asking for an atlas and Usborne makes great encyclopedias, I'm Sure we won't be disappointed.
User on Apr 30, 2021
Good to have as a geography supplement
Lee S on Mar 15, 2021
building our home schoolbook library
Nadine J on Sep 4, 2020
I am planning on using this book to provide enrichment reading with Real Science Odyssey Earth & Space Level 1.
Vanessa A on Aug 14, 2020
broaden knowledge of geography
Malgorzata G on Aug 12, 2020
I am a Mapping teacher in a homeschool co-op.
User on Aug 7, 2020
Doing Expedition Earth by Erica Arndt for 6th grade homeschool this coming year. This was a recommended resource for that curriculum.
Jennifer B on Jul 27, 2020
Geography and an Atlas with great reviews and great price!
Betty R on Jul 6, 2020
It looked like a good atlas option to use with next year's geography curriculum.
Jamie W on Mar 28, 2020
Heard great reviews so we purchased this as we learn geography.
Monica D on Aug 19, 2019
An additional resource for Geography class.
Rhonda D on Sep 3, 2018
it is filled with lots of interesting format that should make my mapping class even more interesting
User on Aug 22, 2018
Home school geography for high school.
Stephanie C on Aug 1, 2018
Recommended by Geography curriculum
Jennifer C on Jul 2, 2018
need something to supplement our world geography
User on Jan 7, 2018
To aid my grand kids in learning Geography
Janet W on Nov 21, 2017
for homeschool recommended by co-op
celia m on Aug 31, 2017
We needed an updated World Atlas and I trust Usborne.
Stephanie C on Oct 18, 2016
I'm hoping it's the updated version of the Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography that Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God's World by Erica Made Designs uses.
Ashley S on Sep 27, 2016
This was a recommended supplementary tool for a Geography curriculum that we are using this year.
Sandy M on Aug 28, 2016
Requested by my daughter-in-law who is home schooling.
Nancy B on Aug 4, 2016
to go with Trail Guide to World Geography course
Justine C on Jul 19, 2016
Great book for secular homeschooling. This book will carry my child thru 8th grade. Buy once and use every year.
Lisa F on Jun 24, 2016
Matches up well with Classical Conversations. Lots of internet links to supplement.
Elyse M on Apr 30, 2016
World Geo this year
Erica P on Aug 6, 2021
I chose this as a supplementary resource for Kevin Swanson's History of the World from Master Books.
Kelley W on Jun 18, 2021
Do you have a hardcover available?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, that is currently a soft cover edition.
paperback or hardcover?
User on Jul 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The one I purchased is paperback
What year is the copyright of the current version sold?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2018
Did more stock arrive?
A shopper on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At the moment we do have this book in stock.
What year was this book published?
Jill W on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Geography Encyclopedias in our current inventory have a 2013 copyright.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect! Love internet links.
September 19, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It is beautiful. My daughter is loving it! Thank you.
August 5, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Packed with info
Beautiful color pictures & illustrations. I Love the quick links. A wonderful supplement to our geography curriculum this year.
September 28, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Having used the Usborne Internet Linked History Encyclopedia for some time I had high hopes for the Internet Linked Geography Encyclopedia Usborne did not disappoint The book is filled with colorful illustrations and valuable information covering everything from soil to weather to regions and peoples of the world to individual countries An excellent resource on its own the additional internet links make it invaluable Although Usborne pre-screens the links I always check the ones I want my children to use and have found them to be interesting and informative My only complaint and it is a minor one is that the Rainbow Resource description says the book is hardcover but the copy I received is softcover The book is still well worth the price! Once again a hit for Usborne
February 23, 2011

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