Geography

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It's easy to relegate geography to elective status, or to think one or two semesters is enough to cover the world and the United States. What we seldom remember is that the study of the land and people of Earth is necessary for a proper understanding of many other subjects, and that any hope of current events knowledge is pretty much a pipe dream without a good knowledge of (at least) countries and regions.

In the old days, geography was considered one of the most important topics. It was studied seriously along with history, geometry, music and rhetoric, and a person proficient in it was considered valuable in an advisory capacity to politicians and rulers. These days, it seems like most politicians don't know the difference between Georgia the state and Georgia the country.

Why is geography so important to know, especially when we have Wikipedia to tell us everything? For one thing, Wikipedia could black out at any second and leave us fact-less. For another, trying to learn history without any sense of its geographical settings is like learning to read without knowing what any of the letters represent.

For Christians, there's a more compelling reason. Of course, we need a sense of the terrain of the Near East to understand a lot of the events and imagery of Scripture, but more immediately we need to understand the physical and cultural characteristics of the world as it is now in order to develop efficient and plausible strategies for evangelism and outreach.

History is an integral part of this equation. The cultures of today were shaped by their past forms, and both ancient and modern societies are largely the product of the land and climate in which they exist. We can't hope to properly understand the present without first understanding what has gone before, and we can't really understand the past unless we have a feel for its geographical context.

Geography study isn't simply cyclical, however. Knowing more about God's world is one of the ways we can glorify and worship Him, and geography helps us do just that. Whether we're appreciating the diversity among cultures,learning to connect capitals with their countries, or absorbing the beauty of Mongolian deserts and Brazilian jungle, it isn't God's creation we're celebrating, it's God Himself.

We're doing our best to carry a wide range of products, from atlases and maps, to country-specific guidebooks and coloring books, to manipulatives and games. Whether you want to study the Bible, history, science, culture, or literature, you need to study geography as well. What we offer is designed to help make doing so fun and relatively painless.

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"Chinese" Way of Doing Things
by Samuel Ling
from P&R Publishing
in Asian Religions (Location: C07-01F)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
'76: The World Turned Upside Down
from Associated Press
for 9th-12th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
¡Pío Peep!
by Alice Schertle, Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy
Bilingual from Rayo
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
10 American History Plays for the Classroom
by Sarah J. Glasscock, editor
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in American History Reference (Location: B04-03C)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
10,000 Days of Thunder
by Philip Caputo
1st edition from Atheneum
for 5th-10th grade
in Vietnam War (1957-1975) (Location: B01-26C)
$24.95 $16.00 (1 in stock)
100 Years of Flight
by Bill Sweetman
First Edition from Publications International
for 5th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy, in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
Reprint from Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
for 3rd-5th grade
in Africa (Location: B02-05E)
1421: The Year China Discovered America
by Gavin Menzies
1st edition from William Morrow & Company
for Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
1620, Year of the Pilgrims
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
in New World Colonization (Location: B01-08A)
1776
by David McCullough
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
$14.00 $8.00 (1 in stock)
1776
by David McCullough
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
1776
by David McCullough
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
1776, Year of Independence
by Genevieve Foster
from Charles Scribner's Sons
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: B01-09C)
$25.00 (1 in stock)
18 Penny Goose
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Sally M. Walker
from HarperCollins
Realistic fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
$3.99
1839 Wagon Train Journal
by Thomas J. Farnham
from Northwest Interpretive Association
for 7th-12th grade
in Oregon Trail (Location: B01-16B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
1846 - Portrait of the Nation
by Smithsonian Institute
from Smithsonian Books
in Western Expansion (1800-1898) (Location: B01-14A)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
18th Century Clothing
by Bobbie Kalman
for 3rd-6th grade
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: B01-09A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
1963 Civil Rights March
Events That Shaped America
by Sabrina Crewe, Scott Ingram
from Gareth Stevens Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: B01-27A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
20 Plays for U. S. History Classes
by Dean R. Bowman
Revised from Walch Publishing
for 7th-9th grade
in Theater, Drama & Film (Location: ART-03B)
$24.99 $17.49 (1 in stock)
20th Century in America Lap-Pak
from Home School in the Woods
for 3rd-8th grade
in Hands-On History Activity-Paks (Location: B01-03B)
$22.95
20th Century Wars
by Robert W. Smith
for 5th-12th grade
in 20th Century America (Location: B01-22A)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
290
by Scott O'Dell
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-9th grade
Hans Christian Andersen Award
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
48 Liberal Lies About American History
by Larry Schweikart
1st edition from Sentinel
for Adult
in American History Reference (Location: B04-03C)
$9.50 (1 in stock)
5-Minute Daily Practice - Geography
by Minnie Ashcroft
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Geography Activities & Games (Location: B05-00C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
50 Hiking Trails in Portland & Northwest Oregon
by Don Lowe, Roberta Lowe
from Mayflower Institute
for 9th-Adult
in Hiking & Outdoor Adventures (Location: CGA-09A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
50 States Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 5th-Adult
in United States Geography (Location: B04-04E)
$9.95
7 Continents: Africa
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: Antarctica
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: Asia
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: Australia & Oceania
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: Europe
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: North America
by Marilyn Evans
Pap/Map from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
7 Continents: South America
by Rachel Lynette
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
A Few Unsung Women: Colonial & Pioneer
for 5th-9th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: A12-07B)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
A is for Africa
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Reprint from Puffin Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: CPB-02A)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
A Portrait of Dickens
by Ralph Straus
from J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
for 8th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
A Titanic Journey Across the Sea 1912
American Sisters
by Laurie Lawlor
from Minstrel Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Series Books (Location: A10-02B)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
ABC of Canada
by Kim Bellefontaine
Reprint from Kids Can Press
for Preschool-1st grade
in Canada (Location: B02-05C)
Abe Lincoln
Landmark Series
by Sterling North
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$5.99 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance
by Frances Cavanah
from Rand McNally
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.50 (3 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$7.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Grows Up
by Carl Sandburg
1st edition from Graphia
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.99 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Remembers
by Ann Turner
1st edition from HarperCollins
Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Abigail Adams
by Natalie S. Bober
from Simon Pulse
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$13.95
Abortion Rites
by Marvin Olasky
from Crossway Books
in Abortion (Location: C03-01D)
$17.00
Abraham Lincoln
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
$8.50 $6.50 (2 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
by Clara Ingram Judson
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 3rd-7th grade
1951 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
In Their Own Words
by George Sullivan
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 3rd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
by Tanya Lee Stone
from DK Children
for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
by Carl Sandburg
from Harcourt
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
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