This book is an attempt to do too much in too limited a space. Its short sections cover the most basic elements of geography, such as climate, soil, water, vegetation and land use, but the progression of presentation and information is organized in a haphazard fashion. Part of the trouble resides in the over-reliance on capitalized words whose meanings can be found in a back of the book glossary. While this saves the author a full explanation, it is a reader irritant. This is true especially when there are eight or nine terms to a page whose meanings are not always made clear in its context. The print is small and the scanning life long. Some excellent photographs are used as well as some primitive textbook art. The book is a British import and part of the St. George series.