Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. The engaging style of the series is applied to such topics as where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire younger readers to think about their own place in the world.
Physical geography and geology explains how the world around us was formed and shaped, and the processes that give us our familiar landscape. Human geography helps children gain a sense of place, how the world functions, and where they fit into it. An added section on maps and mapping broadens the coverage to give a fully comprehensive look at how our planet works.
With superb artwork and straightforward text, plus all the exciting First Reference features such as buttons and quizzes, the DK First Earth Encyclopedia makes it all simple to understand.
Title page, contents
1. Human Geography
You are here
Rural or urban?
Living in the city
Living in the country
Living on the coast
What is a country?
Economy and employment
Linking it all up (transport systems)
Historical geography (how places change)
Resources (how countries support themselves)
Trading with other countries
Migration and movement
Native peoples and their environment
Children's geography (places in their lives)
2. Physical Geography
Rocks and minerals
Plate tectonics and continental drift
Earth movements - folding and faulting
Islands, atolls, and archipelagos
Shaping the landscape (erosion)
Features in the landscape:
Rivers, lakes, and deltas
Plains and grasslands
Caves and sinkholes
Ice and snow
The water cycle
Biogeography (distribution of plants and animals)
How humans affect ecosystems
Monitoring the Earth
Sustaining the environment
Which way do we go?
Early maps and measuring the Earth
Latitude, longitude, and other lines on the map
Looking at a map
Using a map
Other types of maps
Glossary, index, credits
Publication Date: 29 Nov 2010
Size: 215.9 x 276.225mm
Age: From 5 To 9 years