Physical Geography

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Theme of  The Book

Though many books have been written in on Physical Geography in India there has been an urgent need for a comprehensive text on Physical Geography, which can incorporate the traditional, as well as modern concepts, which could be comprehensive yet fundamental and which could be useful for Geography as well as non-Geography students. 

Physical Geography comprises of Geomorphology, Climatology, and Oceanography and Bio Environmental Geography.

The basic intention of this book was to provide all needed information which the UPSC aspirants require, with all modern day content, illustrations and presentations to help to visualize the concepts in a better manner, add realism to the subject and to further the interest of the students.

There is no match for the book either content wise, concept wise illustration wise or design wise. Best book available. Internationally recognized.

The Book is a must for students preparing Physical Geography optional Section of the syllabus of the Union Civil Services as well as State PCS for Civil Services.

Contents of the Book

  1. Basic concepts 

GEOMORPHOLOGY

  1. Interior of earth 
  2. Crust & its origin 
  3. Factors affecting landform 
  4. Endogenetic movement 
  5. Isostasy 
  6. Continental drift 
  7. Plate tectonics 
  8. Mountain building 
  9. Earthquake 
  10. Tsunami 
  11. Volcanism 
  12. Exogenetic movements 
  13. Denudation chronology.
  14. Geomorphic cycles 
  15. Slope development.
  16. Channel morphology
  17. Groundwater & Geohydrology
  18. Erosion surfaces.
  19. Economic geology.
  20. Applied geomorphology.

CLIMATOLOGY

  1. Insolation & heat budget.
  2. Temperature & temperature belts.
  3. Pressure & pressure belts.
  4. Winds & atmospheric circulation.
  5. Humidity.
  6. Air stability & instability to be corrected.
  7. Air masses.
  8. Precipitation.
  9. Fronts & temperate cyclones.
  10. Tropical cyclones.
  11. Anticyclones.
  12. Local winds.
  13. Urban climate pre final.
  14. Climatic change.
  15. Climatic classification.
  16. Applied climatology.

OCEANOGRAPHY

  1. Ocean bottom relief.
  2. Salt budget and Salinity
  3. Temperature.
  4. Coral reef.
  5. Coral bleaching.
  6. Ocean deposits.
  7. Ocean currents.
  8. Waves.
  9. Tides.
  10. Sealevel change.
  11. Marine Resources
  12. Law of Sea

OCEANOGRAPHY

  1. Natural Environment   
  2. The Biosphere
  3. Ecosystem Concept, Types of Ecosystems
  4. Soil Genesis
  5. Soil Profile
  6. Soil Classification
  7. Soil Degradation and Conservation
  8. Distribution of Fauna and Flora
  9. Biomes 
  10. Gene Pool Centres
  11. Laws of Ecology
  12. Human ecological adaptations
  13. Global Ecological Imbalances
  14. Mans Impact on Ecosystem,
  15. Environmental Degradation, Ecological Superiority of Humans
  16. Human Impact on Climate-Global Warming, Global cooling,
  17. Ozone Hole, Climatic modification by human Activities.
  18. Human Impact on Atmosphere- Aerosols, Acid rain, Urban Heat Island
  19. Human Impact on Land-Land degradation, Soil Degradation) Erosion, Salinization, Laterisation) Derelict Land Formation, 
  20. Human Impact on Water- Marine Pollution (Oil Pollution, Algal Bloom) Marine Waste Disposal, Eutrophication, Biomanipulation,
  21. Thermal Pollution, 
  22. Human Impact on Ecosystem- Biomagnification, Mass extinction, Holocene extinction
  23. Pollution- Air Pollution, Stubble burning, Water pollution, Oil Pollution,
  24. Biodiversity
  25. Forest Conservation, Forest Fires
  26. Wildlife Conservation
  27. Conservation & Response 
  28. Sustainable development
  29. Animals of the World
  30. International Conventions and Treaties
  31. Government Schemes and Programmes

APPENDIX 

APPENDIX GEOMORPHOLOGY-I

APPENDIX GEOMORPHOLOGY-III

APPENDIX CLIMATOLOGY-II

APPENDIX CLIMATOLOGY

APPENDIX OCEANOGRAPHY. 

GLOSSARY. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS GEOMORPHOLOGY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OCEANOGRAPHY

References

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