About geography textbooks

David Waugh is the best-selling author of Geography textbooks in recent times, and it's possible he is the best selling geography textbook author of all time. The first Geography book to sell a million copies was apparently L Dudley Stamp's book 'The World'.

More to come on that as part of my GA Presidents Blog.
Here's a picture of him from an old copy of GA News.

Open up a cupboard or scan the shelves of geography classrooms around the country and you are likely to see some David Waugh books.

Here's a piece by David on the notion of writing textbooks which would be worth taking a look at if you are planning to do that.




Reference

Source of this chapter, which can be viewed online:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LvJ5CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PT100#v=onepage&q&f=false

Oh, and by the way, it's pronounced 'woff'.

Image credit: Geographical Association

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