Description : In the revised pattern of Preliminary Examination, there is a significant weightage to the Geography of India and Geography of world, Demography, Environment and Ecology. ˜The present book " Indian and World Geography" is a modest, yet sincere attempt to assist and facilitate those who prepare themselves for Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services (UPSC). ˜It aims to familarise the candidates with the concepts of physical and economic geography. ˜Written in a clear and lucid style and supported with about 400 maps and diagrams, the book will be immense help to the aspirants of various civil service examinations and also to those interested in the discipline of Geography and will also encourage them to search further and learn more.˜
Description : Brings together the main aspects of physical geography, world climatic and vegetational regions and human geography. This work features: local examples; maps, diagrams, graphs and photographs; and questions and exercises. It is useful for students.
Description : World Geography provides a coherent and organized geography of the world as we now know it - where we are. It studies how people are distributed over the earth, how they make their living from it, and how they transform it. Various geographical regions of the world have been discussed in eighteen chapters with individual nations within each of these regions. Written in a logical, cogent and convincing style, the principles of brevity and clarity have been followed all through the book. Combining informative text with a wealth of latest data, maps and illustrations, this attempt offers a comprehensive coverage of almost all the countries of the world in a single volume. It is hoped that this compact, yet wide-ranging, account will be of immense help to the students and teachers alike.
Description : Applied Geography, A World Perspective reviews progress in applied geography in different regions of the world. It does this through the eyes of an international panel of highly regarded academic practitioners. The book offers new prospects on the use of established approaches and explores exciting new territories. Together, the contributors provide a comprehensive picture of applied geography today. This book is of relevance to faculty and graduate students in the fields of geography, planning, public policy, regional science and other related social and behavioural sciences.
Description : Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.
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Description : ˜Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth needs no introduction. ˜It is one of the most popular and comprehensive books on the subject and has been a consistent ˜bestseller for many years. It has become a must-read book for aspirants appearing in various competitive examinations especially the civil services examinations. ˜The wide range and scope of issues that it covers, also make it valuable to postgraduates, research scholars,academicians, researchers and general readers who would like to be well informed of the country's political and constitutional issues.
Description : Geography is more than just trivia, it can help you understand why we import or export certain products, predict climate change, and even show you where to place fire and police stations when planning a city. If you’re curious about the world and want to know more about this fascinating place, Geography For Dummies is a great place to start. Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, this fun and easy guide will help you make more sense of the world you live in. Geography For Dummies gives you the tools to interpret the Earth’s grid, read and interpret maps, and to appreciate the importance and implications of geographical features such as volcanoes and fault lines. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and will change the earth’s surface and how it impacts people. You’ll get a firm hold of everything from the physical features of the world to political divisions, population, culture, and economics. You’ll also discover: How you can have a rainforest on one side of a mountain range and a desert on the other How ocean currents help to determine the geography of climates How to choose a good location for a shopping mall How you can properly put the plant to good use in everything you do How climate affects humans and how humans have affected the climate How human population has spread and the impact it has had on our world If you’re mixed up by map symbols or mystified by Mercator projections Geography For Dummies can help you find your bearings. Filled with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and cool facts, this book will expand your understanding of geography and today’s world.
Description : Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.
Description : The Story of Civilization, Volume X: winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the rest of Europe from 1715 to 1789.
Description : It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the “unreal estate” charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. He also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history, suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been. From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade school to the postmodern revolution of digital maps and GPS, Maphead is filled with intriguing details, engaging anecdotes, and enlightening analysis. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or even if you’re among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads.
Description : The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and college students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne College in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe
Description : This book informs an international audience of teachers, scholars and policymakers about the development of learning progressions for primary and secondary geography education in various countries and regions of the world. The book represents an important contribution to learning progressions research and practice. The different chapters explore how curriculum standards and frameworks in different countries portray progress and sophistication in the learning of geography. The book compares educational systems and how teachers and curriculum developers use the concept of “learning progression” to guide educational practices. As an approach to educational research, learning progressions offer considerable potential for understanding how children develop understanding of geographic concepts and practices across grade bands and in relation to national geography standards. The book analyzes the general conditions of learning progressions within the context of a globalized world. Important themes are addressed such as: knowledge acquisition in formal education; measuring learning progressions in informal settings; learning progressions for one curriculum standard or several standards; conditions to assess progression in the learning of facts, concepts, and skills; and multiple pathways for understanding or learning geography. The contributing authors are experienced scientists in the field from all around the world giving specific insights into the practices of their countries. The book appeals to K-12 teachers, school administrators, policymakers, researchers in geography education, professors and lecturers at universities around the world.
Description : Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes - Weathering and slopes - Glaciation - Coasts - Deserts - Weather and climate - Soils - Biogepgraphy - Population - Urbanisation - Farming and food supply - Rural land use - Energy resources - Manufacturing industries - Transport and interdependence - World development.
Description : Entirely revised and updated, this reviews the history of the rise and fall of centres of power and draws on a wide range of case studies to illustrate current trends and offers discussion of future developments in a useful, compact form.
Description : One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
Description : This is a study of India's independence movement, from an abortive revolt against the British in 1857 through the times which eventually lead to Indian Independence in 1947 seen from the Indian point of view. The book is based on primary sources, hundreds of interviews with those who took part in the struggle for freedom, and presents new information on the formation of the Indian National Congress and the British response to various uprisings. It also examines the personalities and influence of the leaders of the time and evolves a new and coherent view of the history of the period.
Description : World Geography of Travel and Tourism addresses the need to understand the cultural, environmental, historical and political context in which international tourism takes place. The expert author team has included major themes and issues in tourism, and positioned them in a regional context. In this way, this text takes a major step into a more analytical approach to global tourism while still providing a clear account of the geography of travel and tourism. The book is accompanied by the author's site WorldGTT.com, which includes; PowerPoints for figures and images with captions, question database files which instructors can use as they wish and a blog post for communicating with other members of the site. World Geography of Travel and Tourism makes vital reading for any student seeking an introduction to tourism geography and indeed, international tourism and global geography as a whole. • Develops a clear analytical framework and systematic context for the study of international tourism and travel • Presents a global account of travel geography organised around key regions • Provides regional knowledge from around the world that assists the reader to understand some of the main factors that affect tourism patterns and flows • Is fully supported by the website: WorldGTT.com, which is both designed and maintained by the authors
Description : A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field. Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography. Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline. Includes work at the cutting edge of the field. Covers the latest theoretical developments.
Description : The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened “Eye on Global Change” coverage and coverage of the geographer’s tool box.