By Ph.D. Charles A. Heatwole
Geography is greater than simply trivialities, it may assist you comprehend why we import or export convinced items, expect weather swap, or even exhibit you the place to put fireplace and police stations while making plans a city.If you’re interested by the area and need to understand extra approximately this attention-grabbing position, Geography For Dummies is a smart position to begin. even if you’re 16 or sixty, this enjoyable and straightforward consultant can help you're making extra experience of the realm you reside in.Geography For Dummies supplies the instruments to interpret the Earth’s grid, learn and interpret maps, and to understand the significance and implications of geographical beneficial properties similar to volcanoes and fault strains. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and should switch the earth’s floor and the way it affects humans. You’ll get a company carry of every thing from the actual positive aspects of the area to political divisions, inhabitants, tradition, and economics. You’ll additionally discover:How you could have a rainforest on one facet of a mountain diversity and a desolate tract at the otherHow ocean currents aid to figure out the geography of climatesHow to settle on a great situation for a procuring mallHow you could appropriately placed the plant to stable use in every little thing you doHow weather impacts people and the way people have affected the climateHow human inhabitants has unfold and the impression it has had on our worldIf you’re combined up through map symbols or mystified by way of Mercator projections Geography For Dummies may also help locate your bearings. choked with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and funky evidence, this booklet will extend your figuring out of geography and today’s global.
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You can use geography to understand the past, interpret the present, or plan for the future. That is, you can use geography to understand the extent of former empires, to understand why your city looks the way it does, or to choose the location of a new factory. Geography is, therefore, a very useful and powerful tool. To help reinforce this point, every one of the content chapters (see Chapters 2 through 18) will contain specific examples of putting geography to practical use. In addition, the concluding Part of Tens contains a chapter on careers in geography (see Chapter 21).
Atmosphere, land, and water are the principal components of the physical world. Geography seeks to understand how these phenomena vary from one location to the next and why. Geographers aren’t content to know what the world looks like. They also want to know how it works. That involves understanding the natural processes that shape and modify Earth’s surface (see Chapters 6 and 7), cause particular climates to occur in particular places (see Chapters 9 and 10), or result in some parts of Earth having too little water and others too much (see Chapter 8).