Homework Help: Don’t Know Much About Geography?
Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 15-21), an annual program that runs the third week of November, encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the “interconnectedness of our world.” This year, the program celebrates the power of maps and geographic information systems (GIS) technology, which demonstrate real-world applications making a difference in our society.
Resources @ Your Library
In the non-fiction section, books and DVDs with call numbers in the 900s cover geography and history, including Ken Davis’ Don’t Know Much About Geography, with geography and travel specifically located in the 910s. If you have a specific region or country in mind, check the catalog (try a keyword search) or ask library reference staff to assist you. Atlases, specifically world atlases, can be found in the 912s, in the reference, adult and juvenile (children’s) areas of your local library.
If the personal aspect of travel (versus geographical facts or “travel guides”) are more your thing, be sure to check out the worldly observations of writers such as Paul Theroux, Frances Mayes, Peter Matthiessen, Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz.
e-Resources Using Your Fauquier County Public Library Card
- Britannica Library Reference Center – Includes a world atlas and the world data analyst module
- National Geographic Kids – Explore the magazine, 2009-present, as well as over 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images
- World Book Online Reference Center – Check out Interactive Earth, atlases and more
- Transparent Language Online – If you’re inspired to travel, learn the language before you hit the road
- Zinio Digital Magazines – Download issues of National Geographic Traveler to your tablet, read any time
There is lots to explore when it comes to geography, maps and travel. Increase your awareness with the library as your guide!
~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library
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