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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Harper Trophy ed edition (Aug. 2 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064460991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064460996
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? Do you wonder what an isthmus is? Or a seamount? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well, here are the answers!

The sixty-three entries from A to Z describe the earth's features -- its physical geography -- from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench, in clear, concise terms. Each entry is beautifully illustrated in full color.

This is a perfect introduction to the dramatic and fascinating face of the vast world around us. The author and artist of the best-selling MAPS & GLOBES team up again, this time to prove that geography can indeed be an adventure.

About the Author

Jack Knowlton was born in Florida. He is a free-lance writer living in New York City and is the author of Geography from A to Z and Maps and Globes, which was featured on Reading Rainbow.


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Format: School & Library Binding
I'd like to thank Jack Knowlton and Harriett Barton for writing and illustrating "Geography from A to Z."
My daughter and I had a great time reading it together and she became the only first grader to know the basics of geography. A life long lesson.
I recommend this book for all children and would definitely give it as a gift.
"Geography from A to Z" has become part of my permanent library.
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By A Customer on March 27 2003
Format: Hardcover
Geography is a fun subject because it is so visual. This book has fun, brightly colored pictures that illustrate basic geography words. I found this little gem at a library sale years ago and have used it to help prepare my chldren for our homeschool association geography bees. They love this book too!
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We are using this for our homeschool, but I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to learn geography terms. It is a fantastic overview of terms, in an engaging format (particularly good, since this topic has the potential to be very dull). Very well done.
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This book is really well done. Though it is targeted for children, this 40-plus year old found it very informative. After searching through the adult catalog at the local library for a book that would explain landforms and earth features and finding nothing, I found this book in the young people's collection. It was a Godsend. I found it so useful, that I am now purchasing it for my personal library.
If you, like me, have never been clear in your own mind about the difference between a hill and a mountain; a mesa and a butte; a brook, creek, or stream; a river, lake or pond; a sea and an ocean; a canyon and a gorge, and on and on, then this book will painlessly de-mystify these terms for you and many more.
Thanks to the authors and publishers of this fine book, I am less dumbfounded by my physical surroundings, and at least know now what I probably should have learned in grade school
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e6f5480) out of 5 stars 62 reviews
75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e284474) out of 5 stars Not just for kids! Adults love it too! July 18 2002
By gwennie-michele - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is really well done. Though it is targeted for children, this 40-plus year old found it very informative. After searching through the adult catalog at the local library for a book that would explain landforms and earth features and finding nothing, I found this book in the young people's collection. It was a Godsend. I found it so useful, that I am now purchasing it for my personal library.
If you, like me, have never been clear in your own mind about the difference between a hill and a mountain; a mesa and a butte; a brook, creek, or stream; a river, lake or pond; a sea and an ocean; a canyon and a gorge, and on and on, then this book will painlessly de-mystify these terms for you and many more.
Thanks to the authors and publishers of this fine book, I am less dumbfounded by my physical surroundings, and at least know now what I probably should have learned in grade school
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e207cb4) out of 5 stars Must have book! March 20 2000
By Francesca Manisco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: School & Library Binding
I'd like to thank Jack Knowlton and Harriett Barton for writing and illustrating "Geography from A to Z."
My daughter and I had a great time reading it together and she became the only first grader to know the basics of geography. A life long lesson.
I recommend this book for all children and would definitely give it as a gift.
"Geography from A to Z" has become part of my permanent library.
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e52c060) out of 5 stars good introduction to geography and reference books Oct. 21 2005
By audrey frances - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Being a glossary, this book is a dictionary of geography terms beginning with "archipelago" and ending with "zone". Definitions are short and incomplete, but enough for the target audience of 7-10 year olds. The illustrations are bold and colorful.

See also "Maps and Globes" by the same team for the same age group.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e283108) out of 5 stars Great Dictionary Type Book! Sept. 6 2005
By Joseph Morris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
We are homeschooling our 8yr old son. We wanted to make sure he had a good introduction to geography. As it turns out, He loves it! It's definitions are easy for him to grasp and there are drawings to describe each term. If geography knowledge is important in your home too, I suggest you get this book.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e374f0c) out of 5 stars Great geography book for the classroom Dec 19 2009
By HunterT - Published on Amazon.com
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I have used this book in the classroom for many years. My first through third grade students use it a lot. They are able to independently look up land and water forms in order to identify the different ones for a project I have in my classroom.

The book is missing a few definitions, but I have made my own and added them to the book.
(ex. ria ). The other thing is the index is not complete, but I wrote in the correct pages and topics. It is missing a few of the definitions. It is a great introduction to using an index. While not perfect, it is a very useful and young students are able to use it independently...a huge benefit. I wish more books were that way. It is difficult to find a book at the right level with the information you want. As a culminating project the students make an "imaginary island". They use the book to create a "map" showing many different land and water forms. They get creative with the names...for example, Barbara's Bay or Awesome Archipelago.

I would find it hard to teach this part of geography without it!! It is an excellent resource.


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