Table of Contents for Everything You Need To Know About Geography Homework


Introduction vii
Part 1. The Meaning of Geography
Geography Defined
2(6)
What Is Geography?
The Five Themes of Geography
Geography and You
The Geography of Geography
Galactic Address
Geographical Thinking
The First Geographers
Thales: The First True Geographer?
Part 2. Representing the Earth: Globes, Projections, and Maps
Globes
8(8)
Looking at Earth
Inventing the Globe
Lines of Longitude and Latitude
The Two North Poles
Geographers in Ancient Greece
The Geographic Grid
Light on Earth
The 24-Hour Globe: Time Zones
Maps
16(14)
What Is a Map?
Map Projections
Some Common Map Projections
How Map Projections Are Made
Natural Features
Human-made Features
The First Maps
Three Basic Kinds of Maps
Charts
Maps for Special Uses
Altered States: Cartograms
Written References: Geographical Dictionaries and Almanacs
Parts of a Map
Understanding and Comparing Maps
Three Steps to Comparing Maps
Part 3. Land, Water, and Air: The Physical World
The Land
30(7)
How the Earth Was Formed
Plate Tectonics
Tectonic Events That Shape the Land
Volcanoes
The Ring of Fire
Landforms
Erosion and Weathering
Glaciers
The Water
37(6)
Oceans
The Briny Deep
Natural Events Under Water
Tides
Rivers
The World's Longest Rivers
Seas, Gulfs, and Bays
Lakes
The Air: Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
43(7)
The Atmosphere
Weather and Climate
Weather Fronts
Water Heaters: Land and Ocean Temperatures
Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
Water in the Air
Insulation: Clouds and Climate
Winds at Sea
Part 4. Plants and Animals
The Natural Regions of the World
50(1)
Land Biomes
The Biomes
51(6)
Tropical Rain Forests
Tropical Grasslands
Mediterranean Regions
Temperate Forests
Cool Forests
Cool Grasslands
Deserts
Tundra
Polar Regions
Mountain Biomes
Part 5. People on Land and Water
Location and Place
57(1)
What Are Location and Place?
Counting People: Population
58(7)
Population
Population Data
Population Pictures: Profiles and Pyramids
Population Density and Distribution
Urban vs. Rural
World Birth Rates: 1910--2000
Culture
65(10)
What Is Culture?
The Cultural Mosaic
Culture Basics
Language
Beliefs and Traditions: Religions, Customs, and Arts and Crafts
Greetings! Manners, Meanings, and Cultural Differences
Culture Crafts
Home, Sweet Home: The Architecture of Houses
Food! Glorious Food!
Political Systems
What Is Government?
How People Live
75(10)
The Hunter-Gatherers
Subsistence Farmers
Industry & Technology
Agriculture
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
World Agriculture
Mining
Which Mine Is Mine? Different Types of Mining
Forestry
Fishing and Fisheries
Manufacturing
A Brief History of Manufacturing
Measuring Economies
The Geography of Production
Migration, from Exploration to Settlement
85(35)
An Overview of Migration
Conquest and Empire
Can't Get There from Here: Transportation
Why Move?
Appendix
1. Glossary of Geographical Terms
88(10)
2. Atlas
98(12)
3. The World in Focus
110(7)
4. The U.S. in Focus
117(3)
Index 120