From discovering why every map is distorted to why Rhode Island is called an island even though it's not, this comprehensive reference simplifies geography in an approachable question-and-answer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultural geography. Questions answered include Who carved Mount Rushmore? What is the average life expectancy in Japan? and What were the seven wonders of the ancient world? Ideal for students and teachers, this resource is for all those curious about our world.