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Book Title: The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found|
The author of the book: Gary Fuller
ISBN 13: 9781442214040
Edition: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Date of issue: August 16th 2012
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Gary Fuller's entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world's fresh water? and why aren't New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states? An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts. Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today's global generation to truly get to know their world.
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Read information about the authorGary Fuller received a BS from The State University of New York where he was elected senior class president and captained an undefeated College Bowl team. He received a Ford Foundation Fellowship and Population Council grant for his dissertation research on the diffusion of family planning in Chile. He attended the Centro Intercultural de Documentacion in Mexico and conducted field research for his dissertation in Santiago and southern Chile. His Ph.D. in geography from Penn State was awarded in 1972.
He was Assistant Professor, Professor, and Emeritus Professor of Geography and Population Studies at the University of Hawaii from 1970 to the present. He also served as Graduate Chair of Geography and Director of the Population Studies Program at the University of Hawaii. Additionally, he was Research Associate at the East-West Center in Honolulu and visiting Professor of Geography at Ohio State. He received a Teacher-of-the-Year Award from the National Conference for Geographic Education and received an alumni award for his research and publication from SUNY in 1994. He was also a winning contestant on the TV program, "Jeopardy".
Gary has conducted field research in Mexico and Chile and has devoted much of his career to research on the causes of political instability and terrorism. He has studied the situation in China, India, Southeast Asia, South Korea and Latin America. His lectures on World Affairs have drawn capacity audiences on cruise ships since he began as a faculty member with the Georgetown University World Affairs Program in 1993. He has lectured on board more than 50 cruises.
He recent book, "The Trivia Lover's Guide to the world: Geography for the Lost and Found", won a silver award from the American Library Association in the non-fiction category. His second book, "The Trivia Lover's Guide to Even More of the World" will be released in July, 2015. His third book, tentatively entitled "Geography of Food" and co-authored with Chef Teresa Reddekopp will be released in 2016.