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As of 29 July 2002, there are 17 Geography learning site reviews on Dr. Brain's Laboratory
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Geography -> World

New and used books on geography at Powell's
Don't Know Much about Geography: Everything You Need to Know about the World But Never Learned


The author of the critically acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About History now takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth, opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew

Site: Continents Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_com.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the world's continents. Puzzle pieces representing the continents can be dragged onto their proper places on the map. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Antarctica under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on geography at Powell's
The Story of Maps


Maps and mapmakers, voyages and discovery from Strabo to World War II. 84 illustrations

New and used books on geography at Powell's
Earth From Space


80 color images based on data compiled by space-based satellites, vividly displaying all seven continents and the surrounding seas and oceans

Site: World Features Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/features.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the world. Puzzle pieces representing geographical features can be dragged onto their proper places on the map. You can play with or without a timer. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on geography at Powell's
The Geography Coloring Book


provides unique hands-on participation in the study of geography


Geography -> Africa

New and used books on Africa at Powell's
Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain


A grand visual panorama of life, death, and renewal on the great Serengeti plain of Africa. 280 color photographs

Site: FamilyGames.com

Author: Nick Sullivan

URL: http://familygames.com/free/agt.html

Nick Sullivan, author of The Seventh Princess, presents the free African Geography Tutor, one of the programs that first inspired Doctor Brain to create the Laboratory. Even if you've always been...ahem..."geographically challenged," this tutorial/game can teach you the name and location of African countries and their capitals in a flash. A map to explore, and two types of quizzes to test your knowledge. Great for adults and kids, too.

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New and used books on Africa at Powell's
Africa


A British writer and photojournalist brings to light Africa's geology and evolution, geography and climates, peoples and ways of life, in a book splendid in its wealth of information and breathtaking in scope

New and used books on Africa at Powell's
How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa


The epic story of the expedition undertaken by the journalist Henry Stanley at the expense of the that led to the famous line: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume."

Site: Africa Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_afr.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the African continent. Puzzle pieces representing African countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Madagascar under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of Africa.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on Africa at Powell's
Africa by Road


Detailed information for preparing a trip, as well as on-the-road strategies, and insights on the people to be met along the way.


Geography -> Asia ->

New and used books at Powell's
Climbing High: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy


Lene Gammelgaard was the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, but Eight of her team's climbers perished in a tragedy that would make headlines around the world

Site: Everest: Roof of the World

Author: The Museum of Science, Boston

URL: http://www.mos.org/Everest/home.htm

A stunning and unforgettable journey to the summit of Mt. Everest. Photos, text, animations, and lots of interactivity as you follow a team from base camp to summit and share their adventures, sorrows, and eventual triumph.

Tip: Click the link "Interactive Tour" in the top center area of the page linked above to begin the tour.

Tip: There's more than meets the eye on most pages, so watch for the "More ->" arrow to get the most out of this amazing tour.

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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest


In May 1996, two expeditions attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world, but things went terribly wrong. Alone and climbing blind, expedition guide Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death

New and used books on China at Powell's
A Concise History of China


China's political experience, the richness of its exotic culture, and the drama of its economic unfolding are the hallmarks of this short but sweeping history depicting the country's peoples, rulers, and society - 10 maps

Site: Asia Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_asia.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the Asian continent. Puzzle pieces representing Asian countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Mongolia under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of Asia.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on China at Powell's
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds


China in the Western mind from the thirteenth century to the present day


Geography -> Australasia ->

New and used books on Australia at Powell's
Aboriginal Art of Australia


The art of the Australian Aborigines including rock painting and engraving, sand and bark painting, and their symbolism

Site: Australia and Southeast Asia Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_aus.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of Australasia. Puzzle pieces representing Australia and southeast Asian countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without state and country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their states' and countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose New Zealand under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on Australia at Powell's
Moon Australia Handbook 2ND Edition


You know you want to go. So don't forget your travel guide


Geography -> Canada

New and used books on Canada at Powell's
Victoria & Vancouver Island: A Personal Tour of an Almost Perfect Eden


Basic BC facts, favorites spots, history, annual events, and a "terms of endearment" Canadian glossary.

Site: Canada Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_canada.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of Canada. Puzzle pieces representing Canadian provinces can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without provincial outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their provinces' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Prince Edward Island under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of Canada.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on Canada at Powell's
Canada: A Visual Journey


With over 200 stunning color photographs, this book offers readers a chance to experience firsthand the rich cultures and breathtaking scenery of this northern nation without ever leaving home


Geography -> Europe ->
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Site: Family Games: European Geography Tutor

Author: Nick Sullivan

URL: http://familygames.com/free/egt.html

Nick Sullivan, author of The Seventh Princess, presents the free European Geography Tutor, one of the programs that first inspired Doctor Brain to create the Laboratory. Even if you've always been...ahem..."geographically challenged," this tutorial/game can teach you the name and location of 39 European countries in as little as 30 minutes. A map to explore, and two types of quizzes to test your knowledge. Great for adults and kids, too.

This site is a winner of Dr. Brain's Big Brain Award

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New and used books on Europe at Powell's
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe


Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth

New and used books on Ireland at Powell's
Ireland: True Stories of Life on the Emerald Isle

Bestselling authors (Frank McCourt, Nuala O' Faolain, Maeve Binchy, and many others) and a favorite destination come together in these heartwarming and frequently humorous narratives

Site: Europe Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_eur.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of Europe. Puzzle pieces representing European countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose the Ukraine under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of Europe.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.


New and used books on England at Powell's
London: With Day Trips to Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford, Windsor, and Other Popular Destinations


All the information savvy, budget-minded travelers need. This basic guide shows travelers how to get the most out of their money and time, no matter what their budget might be


Geography -> Middle East ->

New and used books on the middle east at Powell's
Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place


After a twenty-year absence, Mary Lee Settle returns to the land she calls the happiest home she has ever known - Turkey beckons her on a cross-country journey, in search of the country's soul

Site: Middle East Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_mea.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the Middle East. Puzzle pieces representing Middle Eastern countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Qatar under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of the Middle East.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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Kingdom of the Film Stars: Journey Into Jordan


Anne Caulfield got to know the Mid East during her relationship with a Bedouin man while on assignment for the BBC. She offers fascinating insights, from the traditional tent life of nomadic tribes to tight-woven Western myths about the Arab world


Geography -> South America

New and used books on south america at Powell's
Full Circle: A South American Journey


Accompany Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda on "a journey without a fixed itinerary" - an unflinchingly honest yet lyrical storyteller

Site: South America Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_sam.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the South American continent. Puzzle pieces representing South American countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Parguay under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of South America.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on south america at Powell's
The Rivers Ran East


This riveting firsthand account follows Leonard Clark's search for the legendary lost Seven Cities of Cibola--reputedly home to mountains of gold--in a rain forest near the Peruvian Andes

New and used books on central america at Powell's
Fodors Upclose Central America


Points the way to authentic experiences that will take travelers away from the crowds and close to the culture -- without having to spend a fortune

Site: Central America Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_cam.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of Central America. Puzzle pieces representing Central American countries can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without country outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their countries' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Costa Rica under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of Central America.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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Geography -> U.S.

New and used books on america at Powell's
The New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America's Tourist Attractions


Wacky, one-of-a-kind treasures among the Gaps and Burger Kings alongside our highways and byways - 250 photographs

Site: Family Games: U.S. Geography Tutor

Author: Nick Sullivan

URL: http://familygames.com/free/ugt.html

Nick Sullivan, author of The Seventh Princess, presents the free U.S. Geography Tutor, one of the programs that first inspired Doctor Brain to create the Laboratory. Even if you've always been...ahem..."geographically challenged," this tutorial/game can teach you the name and location of all 50 states in a flash. A map to explore, and two types of quizzes to test your knowledge. Great for adults and kids, too.

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New and used books on travel at Powell's
Best Travel Activity Book Ever!


There are hours of fun in this best-selling big book of puzzles, mazes, connect-the-dots, and color-by-number activities

New and used books on travel jat Powell's
Ghostly American places


Visit North America's most spine-tingling haunts and discover more than forty documented cases of real-life ghost dwellings in every region of the U.S - More than 40 photographs

Site: GeoNet

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company

URL: http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/

Don't let the cartoony look of this site fool you, the GeoNet quizzes at the "Hard" level will challenge most adults' geographical knowledge. All quizzes are on the U.S., with four regions and six categories to a region. Can you beat Dr. Brain's score of 4175 in the West?

Tip: At the top right of the window is a link to useful reference maps of the U.S.

This site is a winner of Dr. Brain's Big Brain Award

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New and used books on route 66 at Powell's
Route 66 75TH Anniversary Edition


For 75 years, Route 66 has been the highway of dreams, and this bestselling guide--first published in 1990--has sparked an unprecedented revival of the forgotten towns, diners, and motels along the route

New and used books on route 66 at Powell's
Road Trip USA (3 ed)


A comprehensive road trip guide, updated with additional coverage on the Appalachian Trail route, the Coastal East Coast route, and more general information and survival guides for over two dozen cities. Includes photos, fun graphics, and maps

Site: U.S. Map Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_us.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the United States. Puzzle pieces representing states can be dragged onto their proper places on the map, with or without state outlines as hints, and the capitals can be placed into their states' borders, with or without map hints. You can also play with or without a timer. "Better than a wooden map puzzle," claims the site; "With this game you can't lose Massachusetts under the couch." Dr. Brain agrees. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of the U.S.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books travel at Powell's
Black Heritage Sites: The North


A fascinating travel guide to landmarks in African American history, covering the 50 states, D.C., and Canada

New and used books on travel at Powell's
Amusement Park Guide


There are amusements parks in virtually every state in the country as well as in most Canadian provinces. They are all in here!

Site: U.S. Features Puzzle

Author: Owl & Mouse Educational Software

URL: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/us_features.htm

"Geography is spatial so why not learn it spatially?" Why not, indeed? There are several ways to play this learning game, based on a blank puzzle of the United States. Puzzle pieces representing geographical features can be dragged onto their proper places on the map. You can play with or without a timer. Designed for kids, but easy enough for adults, too.

Tip: Go to this page and scroll down to find a link to an interactive map of the U.S.

Tip: Requires a PC running Windows. If you're running Windows XP, program must be ended via Windows Task Manager.

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New and used books on travel at Powell's
America's Hidden Corners


Discover 75 of America's best out-of-the-way escapes -- from historic small towns and quaint villages to unspoiled coastal regions and remote deserts and mountain ranges



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