Geography Story Briefs

Geography gives us a sense of place. What a country has, in terms of its strategic location(s) and the natural resources found there, can also determine its role in the world. See why geography matters in this collection of stories.

This cutaway drawing depicts how scientists view the composition of Earth's interior.

This image depicts a beautiful painting conveying the sense of “awesomeness” that must have existed, in ancient Greece, when all of the bu...

Mark Twain published his famous book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in Britain (in December of 1884) and in America (in February of 1885).

After he leaves the house, around midnight, Huck Finn joins his buddy, Tom Sawyer.

Huck Finn's father - whom his boy calls "Pap" - has not been in his son's life for awhile.

Huck Finn is sceptical about many things, but he is also a realist.

Huck Finn has a father who beats him.

As Green Hornet's castaways drifted in the Pacific, an albatross stopped by the life raft.

The "Superb Lyrebird" is an extraordinary creature capable of astonishing feats, including hard-to-believe mimics of unexpected sounds.

During WWII, the U.S. faced enormous logistical problems in The Pacific. This superimposed map explains just part of the problem.

Once covered with beautiful virgin forests, the United States has lost nearly all of those natural resource due to development and massive tree-cuttin...

Near the end of the 19th century, America's cowboys were becoming the subjects of stories in the national media.

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