The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World

The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World

Geography for the Lost and Found

eBook - 2012
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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. <br />
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2012.
ISBN: 9781442214040
144221404X
9781283574273
1283574276
1442214031
9781442214033
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages :) : illustrations, maps

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nivlem
Mar 03, 2019

The author is a retired university professor of geography who has become a speaker on cruise ships. Though not stated explicitly, the book consists of transcripts of his cruise ship talks - right down to the rhetorical questions and audience solicitations.
Nothing wrong with that per se, but in this case it's a sloppy and hasty way to write a book. I also found the information presented has been 'dumbed down' somewhat for its original audience. I also found a few errors regarding Canada. I'm pretty sure that other readers would find other errors based on their own expertise. DO NOT USE A REFERENCE BOOK!

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jeffi22
Sep 07, 2015

Quick read, interesting facts such as which country is south of Detroit! Not sure I love how it's arranged.

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nerowolfgal
Feb 03, 2013

Completely aimed towards Americans. Mostly uneducated Americans. And this book is unlikly to raise their general knowledge.

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