Digital Downloads

Several of the titles and products published by Geography Matters are available as Digital Downloads.

These are digital files that will be available for immediate download after your order is placed. The files are in PDF format and it is highly recommended to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print them. Because the files are transferred digitally, you will not pay any shipping costs. You will also avoid processing and shipping times, enabling you to jump right in to the book's content. Buy today, start today! You can choose to print the pages that you need or simply read them right from your computer screen. Digital downloads are environmentally friendly! They also save space on your bookshelf while taking up very little room on your computer's hard drive. The digital download also comes with our Lifetime Product Update Guarantee, which entitles you to an updated digital file when product changes and improvements are made.

Can I return my digital download?

No. Once you have downloaded your digital file it can no longer be returned nor can the purchase price be refunded.

How do I download my digital file(s)?

On the last page of the checkout process, after your order has been placed, there will be a link which will take you directly to the download page. The link will also appear on your order confirmation email and you will receive a separate email with the link.

What happens if I have trouble downloading my digital book?

Our dedicated technical support team is here to help. Simply call 800.426.4650. Our hours are 9:00-3:00 Monday-Thursday Eastern Time. Or email us at

What program do I need to read the digital file?

Our digital books can be read with Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at Downloading Adobe Reader is easy and will only take a few minutes. You must be using Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

How long will it take my digital file to download?

This depends on a number of factors, including the size of the specific file and the speed of your internet connection. All of our files are highly optimized to allow you to download them at the maximum speed possible.

What do the icons mean on the product image?

For ease of use, we have designed each product with a unique identifier image. The traditional version of the book is simply the book cover. The digital download version has an arrow icon in the lower lefthand corner of the book. The paperback plus digital download has the same arrow icon in the lower lefthand corner, but with a plus sign image inside the arrow. As you select the different formats from the product detail page, the image should adjust to represent your newly chosen format.

What about the activity CD that comes with the physical book?

Some of our books, such as Galloping the Globe, come with a CD of printable activities for your convenience. Rest assured that you receive these same files when you download the digital version!

What is the Lifetime Product Update Guarantee?

When you purchase the digital download version of one of our books, you will receive lifetime product updates. While we strive to produce high-quality, error-free products, like all publishers we are sometimes alerted to minor errors in the printed copies of our books. We are able to update these errors much more quickly in the digital edition. The updates take longer to show up in printed copies because we must first deplete the inventory we have in stock. If you purchase the digital edition of the book, you can feel confident that you receiving the most up-to-date version available.