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Packed with information about our remarkable planet, from its physical characteristics to a continent-by-continent look at the world’s peoples and governments. Richly illustrated with superb photographs, clear explanatory diagrams and 60 pages of detailed, up-to-date maps. Includes information on planet earth, landforms, weather, climate and ecosystems, farming, settlements, manufacturing and global issues, and the peoples and cultures of each continent. Extensive fact file with a gazeteer of states, world records, famous geographers and scientists, time zones, night sky and glossary. Internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website to fascinating websites where readers can find further information, take virtual tours and lots more.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 G
ISBN: 9781409569640
Extent: 400 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 188mm
Gillian Doherty, Anna Claybourne and Susanna Davidson

Press reviews

“This is a brand new edition of this comprehensive geography title, placing the world at your fingertips and explaining key topics in a lively and accessible way. Evocative photographs convey the extraordinary visual variety of the world around us. A bright, modern map section with over 30 double-page maps and a detailed country-by-country gazetteer, makes this the ultimate geography reference tool. Internet-linked too.”


Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites where you can fly over a volcano or a raging waterfall, watch video clips about storms, earthquakes and people and places around the world, and explore different environments from deserts to the poles.

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