Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I Used to Know That: Geography
Though this book is thin, it packs in some great information. The authors note that geography actually includes aspects of history, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, geology, etc. In an effort to prove this, they describe important historical events such as the dust bowl and some current events such as the recent tsunami. Of course there are some dry parts, but the “geo gems” really spice up the material and certainly made me turn to Google a couple of times to find out more. There was plenty that I remembered from those old geography lessons but I am sure that every reader will discover something new. I am not sure what reading level this book is geared to, but I am certain that readers of all ages will enjoy this book.