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 : 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 : Cengage Learning’s FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with comprehensive text content for one semester/quarter courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital CourseMate alternative, it’s never been easier to better understand the eight world regions, including the historical, cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects that create regional unity, give them personality, and make them newsworthy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This fourth edition of Human Geography is a core textbook for geography students at the university level. It is mainly designed to introduce the discipline in a social science perspective and also to identify the human problems and the role of man in shaping the face of the earth. One of the distinguishing features of the book is that it covers a wider canvas of human geography, including the cultural, historical, political, regional, social, urban, and economic aspects. The first part of the book deals with the themes and fundamentals of human geography, as well as the spatial distribution and regional trends of world population. Part two analyzes the patterns of unity and diversity, patterns of development and human settlements, including the functional organization of rural and urban settlements. The third part presents a concise account of aboriginal and indigenous peoples of the world. The text is documented with maps and diagrams, and is illustrated with examples from both developed, as well as developing, regions of the world. As with previous editions, the book retains its comprehensive coverage that has made it an indispensable resource for students.
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 : The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 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 MA26 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 : 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 : 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 : Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons. A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. The Editor John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.
Description : Cengage Learning's FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory physical geography courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the relationship between humans and physical geography, and how one impacts the other. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Life gets strange when Alice sees a white rabbit wearing a coat and gloves. Then she follows him down a hole. Suddenly she grows smaller, larger, smaller, larger, smaller--and almost drown in her own tears. She meets a dodo, a lizard, a smoking caterpillar, a duchess... a cat without a grin. Then a grin--without a cat. She has a mad tea party with a hatter and a hare. And a madder croquet game with a King--where playing card soldiers are the hoops, flamingoes are the mallets, hedgehogs are the balls and the Queen of Hearts cries "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!" Which lands Alice, the mock turtle, and a gryphon (a what?) at a trial without rules where death is the penalty! In Wonderland, anything can happen And probably, anything will.... (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
Description : """Models in Geography"" aim at presenting the important models and theories in human geography at one place in a concise and cogent manner. These include System Analysis, Malthusian, Marxian and Demographic Transitional Models, Central Place Theory of Christaller and Losch, von Thunen Model of Agricultural Land Use, Webers Theory of Industrial Location, Rostows Stages of Growth, Heartland and Rimland Theories, and Laws of International Boundaries and Frontiers. Besides, the Limits to Growth and Laws of Migration have also been examined. A full chapter has been devoted to types and patterns of rural settlements, primate city, rank-size rule and models of urban land. Documented with the latest data, maps and diagrams, one chapter has been written on climatic change.It is hoped that the book will be of immense help to the students and teachers alike. This will also be useful for those preparing for various competitive examinations."
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 : This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints. Topics from authors – both geographers and non-geographers alike – have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer’s most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast. At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.
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 : A "week one, day one" kind of teacher?s manual with daily geography drills and numerous weekly assignment choices that include: mapping activities, atlas usage, research, notebooking and culture. Daily drills at 3 different levels for versatility and multi-year usage. Students learn to recognize important characteristics and traits of each continent, read and create maps, identify key geographical terms and more. Finish up the year by reading Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne. This course lays a solid foundation of world geography for students 2nd grade and up.
Description : The Revised and Updated seventh edition of the Indian Economy is unique as it assess the economic impact of the new government at the Center, compares its functioning with that of earlier government and discusses the long due fiscal and economic changes brought about by the new government. The book, already a best seller, is a must read for civil services aspirants. It is also widely read by those having a passion for economics and an interest in the evalution, changes, progress and potentioal of the Indian Economy
Description : World Geography provides a coherent and organized account of the world as we now know it. It looks at 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 are discussed in 18 chapters, including individual nations within each of these regions. Written in a logical, cogent, and convincing style, the principles of brevity and clarity have been followed throughout this fourth edition. Combining an informative text with a wealth of the latest data, maps, and illustrations, this book offers comprehensive coverage of almost all the countries of the world in a single volume.