Certificate Physical And Human Geography : New Indian Edition

by Goh Cheng Leong
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This book is a textbook approach that aims at providing an understanding of our planet's physical topography, climatic and vegetative environment, and the relationship that human beings share across regions. The Physical Geography section deals with topics that span the planet's various topographies like the Earth's Crust, Weathering, Mass Movement and Groundwater; Landforms of Glaciation, The Ocean, Lakes, Coastal Landforms, etc. Each chapter has a questions section to help readers evaluate their understanding of the subject explained in that chapter. Various illustrations and photographs enhance the text, to enable all students to easily understand the concepts. Part two of the book, The Weather, Climate and Vegetation section, covers subjects like different climates and climatic zones like Equatorial, Savanna, Tropical or Arctic climates.

Table Of Contents PART I PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 1. The Earth and the Universe 1 Exploring the Universe 2. The Earth's Crust 3. Vulcanism and Earthquakes 4. Weathering, Mass Movement and Groundwater 5. Landforms made by Running Water 6. Landforms of Glaciation 7. Arid or Desert Landforms 8. Limestone and Chalk Landforms 9. Lakes 66 General, 10. Coastal Landforms 11. Islands and Coral Reefs 12. The Oceans PART 2 WEATHER, CLIMATE AND VEGETATION 13. Weather 14. Climate 15. The Hot, Wet Equatorial Climate 16. The Tropical Monsoon and Tropical Marine Climates 17. The Savanna or Sudan Climate 18. The Hot Desert and Mid-Latitude Desert Cli-mates 19. The Warm Temperate Western Margin (Mediterranean) Climate 20. The Temperate Continental (Steppe) Climate 21. The Warm Temperate Eastern Margin (China Type) Climate 22. The Cool Temperate Western Margin (British Type) Climate 23, The Cool Temperate Continental (Siberian) Climate 24. The Cool Temperate Eastern Margin (Lauren-tian) Climate 25. The Arctic or Polar Climate .Be it climate change, types of natural vegetation, mountain chains, desserts, climatic patterns, glaciers, minerals or other natural phenomenon, Certificate Physical and Human Geography is a natural companion book to know and learn from. Elementary details of most topics that comprise of physical and human geography have been covered in an easy to understand language, with many photographs, illustrations and maps offering detailed explanation, wherever required. Much of geographical knowledge that one needs to possess is there in this book. And for it, the book is highly relied upon by students appearing for competitive admission examinations or those aspiring to make the grades at competitive examinations held for many government openings by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The book is divided into two main sections. The first one deals with physical geography, where in-depth information about existing land masses, oceans, types of winds, rivers, glaciation, mountain types, groundwater, rainfall and its global patterns and such existing natural phenomenon is presented in a well-illustrated manner that makes reading a pleasure. It also has information on Earth’s crust and the various natural forces present in our world. There is a detailed section on earthquakes and volcanoes too. The second section details about the existing global climatic zones of Savanna, Steppe, Mediterranean, Equatorial and Tropical Monsoon Climate. Aspects of Human Geography spread over these varied climatic zones, the types of agriculture practiced, the urban centers, mineral wealth and the developed industrial belts have also been included. At the end of each topic, a set of relevant questions have been put for practice and making a self-analysis about having obtained clarity of the subject presented. The book is considered very helpful by aspirants appearing for preliminary examination of Civil Services and other prestigious competitive examination that test general knowledge, which includes knowledge about geography. Certificate Physical and Human Geography was first published in 1984 and has been popular ever since.

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About the Author

Goh Cheng Leong is famous for his books on the topic of Geography and other subjects related to it. Apart from this book, he has also authored the books, Zz Elements of Geography and Human And Economic Geography.

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