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Encyclopedia of World Geography, 3-Volume Set
  • Authored by: R.W. McColl
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816057869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5786-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $250.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 910
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1264


The study of the natural environment, geography deals with the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the Earth's surface and examines how humans interact with it. World geography is an important topic for everyone. It can be used to study the past but is also crucial to understanding the events and current political conditions of the modern world.

Encyclopedia of World Geography is an authoritative three-volume set profiling everything from the Fulda Gap to the Hudson River. Approximately 750 entries describe pioneers in geography and mapmaking; regions, boundaries, and places; and tools and terminology of geography and cartography. This accessible resource includes appendixes, such as world rankings and a complete world atlas, and almost 200 maps and photographs. Some 100 scholars and experts in the field contributed entries to the text, and a senior academic served as editor. An invaluable reference, Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete and comprehensive guide to the history and practice of geography and cartography.

Entries include:

  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Barcelona
  • Cartography
  • Delaware
  • Mount Everest
  • Ganges River
  • Hemisphere
  • Indian Ocean
  • Japan
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Maps and globes
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Marco Polo
  • Russia
  • Severe weather
  • Tanzania
  • Trade routes
  • Vegetation geography
  • Weather
  • Yucatan Peninsula.


Black-and-white photographs. Two-color maps. Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Chronology. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

R.W. McColl received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is currently professor emeritus at the University of Kansas. McColl is a specialist in Asian geography.

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"How often do you really want to read a book about geography for pleasure? The almost chatty style of this encyclopedia may change your attitude!...a marvelous set that most school, academic, and public libraries will need in their collections."

"An excellent reference [that] promises both wide accessibility and lasting, relevant information in a highly readable set."
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"This is a reference resource rich in information."
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