When reading a book or taking a nature walk you can look up trees, flowers, or birds that you see but do not know in a field guide.
Now you can do the same for geographical features!
We often went on nature walks and looked up trees, plants, or birds we saw. As we learned the names in this organic way we were able to increase our knowledge about the world. The next time we went on a walk we were able to identify more and more species.
I discovered this happened with our readings as well. If we read about a species with which we were not familiar, we looked it up. Seeing the picture helped us to later recognize and identify it in nature or the next time we read about it in a book.
I I searched for a field guide that would allow us learn geographical features the same way. All I could find was a large wall poster. While this was helpful when we were reading a book, it was still inconvenient due to it's size. Plus, we could not take it with us on a nature walk.
After deciding we needed a field guide of geographical features that was small and portable, I designed the Geography Field Guide. The simple and clear images help us identify geographical features we encounter around town and in books.
It's amazing how many features you will find in your own neighborhood!
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