on 4 October 1998
Mr. Davis has done a top-notch job of disseminating some very useful and needful information. Don't let the title fool you - more than just "geography" is covered here. You'll learn history, ecology, astronomy, and more. The only caveat, and it's not a huge one, is that he occasionally gets a bit preachy, especially about the environment and his liberal attitude comes through loud and clear. Overall, a good read and well worth the price.
on 19 September 1998
I actually listened to this book on tape. The initial voice on the tape (for the first 20 minutes) made me dread having to listen to the WHOLE tape, but fortunately a pleasant well-spoken voice stepped in and completed the book! This was a fun geography review, with interesting stories to go along with the places being described. There was also a little weather, astronomy, and human history thrown in to further describe the location.
This was a concise highlighted look at Geography, covering several dozen places with just the right amount of information on each. I very much enjoyed listening to this tape.
on 4 December 1997
Kenneth Davis' volume, "Don't Know Much About Geography," is a light-hearted, sometimes tongue-in-cheek look at world geography and how that geography has played a part in world history and the shaping of cultures. Though this is not an in-depth treatise on geography, Davis makes the subject relevant to his readers. A must read for any student just beginning geography as well as adults who want to refresh their memories.