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Ann grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. When she’s not traveling, she enjoys kayaking and bicycling. 21st Century Skills Library Can you name the seven continents? Did you know that many geographers consider Europe and Asia to be one large continent? Read this book to find out more about the geography of Earth’s great landmasses. The Real World Math: Geography books show readers how they can use their math skills to learn more about the 21st century world that we live in.

Six of the top seven nations in GDP per capita were European countries. Each continent is distinct in some way. Australia is the world’s largest island. Antarctica contains most of the world’s ice. Europe uses the most wind-powered energy. South America is tops in biodiversity. Its Amazon rain forest has the most plant and animal species anywhere on Earth. Asia grows the most rice, and North America produces the most paper. Africa raises the most cocoa beans, which are made into chocolate. Math is the only way to get a grip on these facts.

5 Australia is 2,375 miles across. 75 = 119 days 828 miles + 207 miles = 1,035 miles Page 24 The antipode is Beijing, China, in Asia, with coordinates 40° N, 116° E Latitude: Change S to N; 40° S becomes 40° N Longitude: 180° – 64° = 116°; change W to E; 64° W becomes 116° E The map shows this is Beijing, China, in Asia. Chapter Five Page 28 A Burundian could live 4 years on Clare’s holiday price tag. $229 + $198 + $69 = $496 $496 ÷ $124 = 4 years 21st century skills librAry r e A l w o r l d M At H : g e o g r A p H y CONTINENTS glOSSarY antipode (AN-tih-pohd) the point on the exact opposite side of Earth from another point biodiversity (bye-oh-duh-VURS-it-ee) the variety of plants and animals within a region coordinates (coh-OR-duh-nits) numbers and letters indicating a location’s latitude and longitude equation (i-KWAY-zhuhn) a mathematical expression of values that are equal International Date Line (in-tur-NASH-uh-nuhl DAYT LINE) an imaginary line at 180° longitude where one calendar day changes to the previous or next calendar day per capita (pur CAP-it-uh) per person prime meridian (PRImE muh-RID-ee-uhn) an imaginary line passing north and south across the surface of Earth; the zero point from which degrees of longitude are counted ratio (RAY-shee-oh) a set of numbers that have a mathematical relationship fOr mOrE INfOrmaTION BOOKS McClish, Bruce.

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