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The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found

The Trivia Lover s Guide to the World Geography for the Lost and Found Gary Fuller s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know how with good old fashioned fun using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers Often dismissed as unimportant

  • Title: The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found
  • Author: Gary Fuller
  • ISBN: 9781442214040
  • Page: 363
  • Format: ebook
  • Gary Fuller s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know how with good, old fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes what continent containsGary Fuller s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know how with good, old fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world s fresh water and why aren t New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today s global generation to truly get to know their world.

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    1. A freebie from B&N. Interesting and fun with the quizzes if you have an interest in geography. Although some of the questions can probably only be answered by someone like the author with a PhD in geography, it was a good way to learn. Never knew there were so many specialties of study under geography.

    2. What 2 South American countries don't border Brazil? What is the only continent without an active volcano? What is the 2nd largest city in Mexico? This book is full of questions like these, and not only provides answers, but provides extensive background behind WHY these answers came to be. Very entertaining, and has plenty of conversation pieces.

    3. I enjoyed this book. The author's humor and mine are similar. Although the title may suggest that it is trivia, I found the purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to many uses of geography and mapping.

    4. Geography made fun! An enjoyable and entertaining look at how geography is not just the location or place markers that plague the directionally challenged. I actually enjoyed almost 95% of this ebook, and found the authors style engaging. Great freebie!

    5. Gary Fuller was a winning contestant on Jeopardy. He uses topics like climate and weather, maps, islands, rivers, parks, sports, bridges, etc. Fuller uses a game show format as a setup for the trivia questions. He provides extensive background and illustrations. I found some interesting facts in the chapter on bridges. I'm sure that any reader will discover some new facts.

    6. Excellent for what it is, which is essentially a geography fact book/trivia study guide that makes memorizing these Jeopardy! tidbits easy & fun by placing them within brief narratives. If you really want or need to get a handle on some world geography ephemera this is a million times more enjoyable than just looking at an atlas.

    7. Professor Gary Fuller sets out to fill in the gaps in your geography knowledge.I would guess that I know a little more geography than the average American but I'll be the first to admit that I'm still woefully lacking. I downloaded this book on a nook Free Friday (I believe), thinking that I might learn a thing or two. I sure did! I wish more of it had stuck with me, but I now know that camels originated in North America, the first country you come to if you go directly south of Detroit is Canad [...]

    8. This book is an excellent prep if you have an intense desire to go on Jeopardy as a contestant. I have always had an interest in geography and there were many times in college that my reasonable grade point average came from superior grades in Band, ROTC, Badminton and geography. With that said I didn't think that one book covering the subject would satisfy that appetite, however, I think I can remove the geography shelf from near term use on this website. The geography questions asked were inte [...]

    9. A quick light read filled with interesting geographical trivia. Although I think I'm fairly knowledgeable about geography there were plenty of facts that I didn't know - or even if I knew, I wouldn't have thought of them in response to the questions. Now whether I'll remember them later is another story. My one negative comment is that I read this on the iPhone Nook app, which apparently does not allow zooming in on images. So while this book had numerous maps, I can't tell you anything about th [...]

    10. Very entertaining. I am an avowed trivia buff and admittedly weak in Geography. This book contained a ton of trivial facts that I feel enriched being more aware of. One misstated fact (not related to the content) was a reference to the 1980 Olympics "Miracle on Ice". The book stated that the US beat the Soviet Union team for the Gold Medal. In fact, the US beat the Soviets in a qualifying game which led to their advancing to beat Finland for the Gold Medal. Trivial yes, but pertinent.

    11. Fascinating and fun. Easy to read but rewarding reading. If you have ever enjoyed looking at maps then you should read this book. The author takes several seemingly trivial questions about Geography and answers them in an intriguing way that makes it not feel like a geography text. Perfect if you want to read some non-fiction but don't want to trudge through an extensive or boring tome. Perfect for reading a little at a time.

    12. Late in putting in my review for this one I picked this book up through the Nook, on one of their free Fridays, which are typically a hit or miss (which is why I don't go for them every time). But for this book, I think I would have paid full price, and will read again, just for the fun. The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World is a great page turner, full of information I didn't have, though I really should have. A good book for correcting your misconceptions about the shape of the world.

    13. Nooks Free Fridays BookI found this book to be a lot of fun. I found the trivia fascinating and but unfortunately it's a little too much to remember all of it. I can retain a few facts that I found truly astounding, but I wish I could remember more. I think this would be a good one to reread because of this. And because each chapter could be read on it's own, you can easily reread and skip the ones you remember or found unexciting.

    14. I loved this book. It was a very entertaining read and I learned a lot that I can (hopefully) remember in the future. Fuller asks a variety of questions ranging from true/false to trick questions. It was fun to guess the answers I didn't know 100% and equally (if not more) fun to automatically know or correctly guess the answers. This is a great book for those wanting to learn more about elements of geography and for trivia lovers wanting to test their knowledge!

    15. This ebook was free when I downloaded it from Barnes and Noble to my Nook library. Each chapter begins with a series of questions, and then answers are given with enough context to explain why a particular type of geography or mapping is important. I found it best read a chapter a day or other small doses to let the information sink to long term memory before another episode of Jeopardy.

    16. A fun little geographical trivia book, with some annoying trick/vague questions. It also has the occasional R A N D O M L Y bolded and capitalized word that makes no sense at all. But the explanations are interesting and informative enough to help with trivia questions not specifically asked in the book, which is nice.

    17. A Free Friday Nook Book several months ago that I finally got around to completing. I very much enjoyed the way the trivia was organized into topics and the background information included for each answer. Wish I could remember half of what I read - there are amazing facts, history and details, so many “truths” that really aren’t true.

    18. This was another Free Friday for my nook. It was very interesting and a joy to read. The question and answer format was good. I love Trivia and I get out my Atlas or map when reading a book about area I'm not familiar with so this was really good for me. I liked this guy's style of writing wish I could remember him as a contestant on Jeapordy.ey say he was good

    19. I love trivia, especially quirky trivia, so it was great for that, and covers the world, with a large focus on the US, too. And the style of short, Q&A chapters keeps you reading the whole thing. Even my wife liked it when I read interesting stuff out loud all the time.

    20. The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography For the Lost and Found by Gary Fuller (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. 2012) (910) is full of interesting and generally obscure trivia. Amaze your friends! My rating: 6/10, finished 8/4/13.

    21. Nothing spectacular, but fun. I love to read tidbits of trivia like this. I also liked that most of the chapters were short enough that I could open the book up, read a little on a break or while waiting in line for something and finish before I needed to get back to whatever I was doing.

    22. Got tired near the end. The trivia was cool, but it would've been more useful to talk about some non-trivial geography as well.

    23. Love triviaI love trivia and thought this trivia book was original in its subject matter. It didn't disappoint. I recommend this book.

    24. 2012- A fast read that provides some interesting geography tidbits. Enjoyed the question and answer format, so I could test people!

    25. I wouldn't have bought it to read. It was free. It does have some interesting facts and is written well. Canada is due south of Detroit for example. Sounds strange huh. Look it up.

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