Geography for Dummies by Charles Heatwole

Geography for Dummies. - Charles Heatwole

TITLE:  Geography for Dummies


AUTHOR:  Charles Heatwole




FORMAT:  Paperback


ISBN-13:  9780764516221



Geography for Dummies provides a brief overview of the geography you should have learned in middle-school.  Topics covered in the book include Mapwork; Physical Geography  (e.g. volcanoes, earthquakes, climate, etc); Population Geography (movement and distribution of people); and Economic Geography (resources, economic activities, urban geography, environmental issues, etc).  The book also provides many diagrams and lists of organizations for geographic information (useless unless you live in the USA), geographical occupations, geographical websites, and a chapter on oddball topics like the Bermuda Triangle or how "Democratic Republics" are usually anything but democratic.

This book provides a basic, superficial outline of the listed topics, using simple words, a chatty writing style and many examples (most of them from the USA) - I suppose this is what one should expect from a book subtitled "for Dummies".  Personally I found the chattiness rather long-winded and the simplistic explanations annoying (I wanted more information!).

In short, an informative, albeit basic, book if you know nothing about geography, rather superficial if you want something more detailed.