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Maps and Geography

Maps and Geography

Illustrated by: Mike Lowery
For Ages: 8 - 10
  • common core
Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.

With this Junior Genius Guide to maps and geography, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts: Did you know that the biggest desert in the world is actually covered in snow? Or that Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first to think that the Earth was round? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!
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  • Little Simon | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481426145 | 
  • June 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 5
List Price $12.99
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Maps and Geography

The Earth from Space
“Geography” comes from the Greek word for “description of the Earth.” “Geo-” means “Earth,” like in “geology.” The “-graphy” part means “to write,” like in “graphic” or “biography.” So geographers study and describe the Earth.

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About the Author

Ken Jennings
Photo by Cathi Jennings

Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So! Jennings lives outside Seattle with his wife, Mindy, his son, Dylan, his daughter, Caitlin, and a small, excitable dog named Chance.

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