What are the best books that feature human geography?

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    #1The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family as they travel west to California in search of greener pastures during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.


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    Jose Daniels
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Grapes of Wrath is a really great novel that does tell a bit about geography. It's about a family who are considered Okies, meaning from the Oklahoma area. They moved westward to California after the Dust Bowl left their farms in ruins. "
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    #2A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods is an autobiographical novel by Bill Bryson, who wanted to rediscover his country upon his return from Britain. With his friend from college Stephen Katz, the two men hike the 2,100-mile long Appalachian Trail.


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    Betty Rodriguez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A Walk in the Woods is a well written book and has a great sense of humor. This is a great read if you are interested in hiking and the Appalachian Trail."
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    #3Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.

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    Denise Bennett
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a Pulitzer Prize winning classic and an absolute read even if you have seen the original movie. It is considered The Great American Novel and sheds light on what it was like to live in the deep South during the plantation era. You will fall in love with the characters as I did. For those us from the South or who like me, frequently visited there during my youth, the setting is well drawn out and almost a character in the story itself for all of it's faults and short comings. While it is hard to hear about slavery and some may not be able to take it, it is really a story of love and war."
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    #4Going Back to Bisbee

    Going Back to Bisbee
    Going Back to Bisbee is a memoir written by Richard Shelton which consists a narrative of his journeys around the Southwestern deserts of America. 

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    Richard Daniels
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love books that feature human geography. My favorite right now is Going Back to Bisbee, a memoir by Richard Shelton. It's all about his travels around the Southwestern American deserts. It's really a fascinating book. I loved learning all about his life and journeys. Check this out if you love to read about people and their journeys."
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    #5The Milagro Beanfield War (The New Mexico)

    The Milagro Beanfield War (The New Mexico)

    The Milagro Beanfield War is a historical fiction magical realism and the first book in The New Mexico series written by John Nichols. It is first published in 1974. 


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    Pamela Estrada
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "There are so many hidden messages in this book. My book is covered in highlighter. There's some very important quotes everyone should live by. Its magic. Brilliant magic."
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    #6Desert Solitaire

    Desert Solitaire
    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is a passionate tale of a man who lived in a desert. With a lot of details and humor, this incredible book lets you reconsider your relationship with nature.

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    Bruce McDonald
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Well written and covers a lot of different styles, you won't get bored reading this. Other agree, based on all the great reviews. "
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    #7The Ancestor's Tale

    The Ancestor's Tale
    Richard Dawkins presents with unprecedented clarity and intelligence the World's renowned evolutionary theory, introducing to countless readers to the wonders of science. In 'The Ancestor's Tale' presents a journey through stories of sexual selection speciation and extinction.

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    Randy Webb
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Richard Dawkins is a renowned scientist and philosopher, and perhaps the Western world's most famous atheist. This book seeks to illustrate the truth of Darwin's theory of natural selection and sexual selection. Don't come to the book expecting straight geography, but rather a geography of human life. "
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    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft is Thor Heyerdahl's narration of his successful attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa log raft with the hope of proving that ancient Polynesian people achieved similar results centuries ago.


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    Ruth Rice
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Such a cool read for me. This book whet my appetite for ocean travels. It was great to read about how the author duplicated an ancient Polynesian journey and was able to do so. Great read if you love long journey/voyage stories, I loved it. "
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    #91491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    This book is about the Native American condition prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Charles C. Mann uses science and archaeology to paint a radically different picture of pre-Columbian America from what we know, or what we think we know. 


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    Jacqueline Woods
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I found this book to be one of those types of books that you can really get into and feel like you are living back in that time. It covers civilizations before Columbus thru archaeological and scientific evidence and gives us a look at how the Indians really lived. I learned more from this book than from my old history books. "
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    #10An outcast of the Islands

    An outcast of the Islands

    An outcast of the Islands is a book by Joseph Conrad that tells the story of Willems. He was left by his fellow Europeans on a deserted island in the Malayan Island and this is the story of his struggle. 


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    Anthony Woods
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The layout and the tiny print make this book very difficult to read. On top of that, the material is terse, the author rambles incessantly and overall, it failed to keep me interested. "


Best What are the best books that feature human geography
1The Grapes of WrathBooks 48 Paid
2A Walk in the WoodsBooks 44 Paid
3Gone with the Wind Books 41 Paid
4Going Back to BisbeeBooks 40 Paid
5The Milagro Beanfield War (The New Mexico)Books 37 Paid
6Desert SolitaireBooks 35 Paid
7The Ancestor's TaleBooks 31 Paid
8Kon-TikiBooks 31 Paid
91491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusBooks 28 Paid
10An outcast of the Islands Books 25 Paid

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