Royal Geographical Society, a society in London, England, for advancing geographic knowledge. It provides funds for scientific expeditions. Founded in 1830, it is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world. The society sponsors lectures, publishes The Geographical Journal and Geographical Magazine, and maintains a large collection of maps and books. Royal medals for achievement in geography are given by recommendation of the society. There are about 9,000 members.
Middle East, a term for an indefinite region centered on southwest Asia and extending into North Africa.
Continents aren't the unchanging, universally recognized land masses of our school studies. But they do help us make sense of our world. How did they get their names?