A Dictionary of Geography

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Susan Mayhew
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Reference - 460 pages
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This unique new dictionary offers comprehensive coverage in a single volume of words and terms encountered in both human and physical geography. Each of the over 6,000 updated, clear and concise entries provides an initial brief definition followed by a more in-depth explanation, making the book useful for novice and expert alike. This new edition also features a factfinder with key economic and population statistics, making this the most up-to-date dictionary of geography available.
Authoritative and completely accessible, A Dictionary of Grography, Second Edition covers a vast scope of subjects, including cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, biogeography, ecology, geology, geomorphology, population, migration, agriculture, industry, transport, and development. There is also extensive discussion of the most recent advances in and information on topics such as plate tectonics, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and aerial differentiation. Wide-ranging and highly readable, this invaluable reference guide answers questions about all aspects of geography quickly and effectively using the most recent advances in the field.

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A sterling illustration of how good things can indeed come in small packages, this dictionary of geography terminology covers both physical geography (e.g., "ash flow") and cultural geography (e.g ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
34
Section 3
38
Section 4
51
Section 5
65
Section 6
69
Section 7
70
Section 8
78
Section 16
217
Section 17
265
Section 18
267
Section 19
275
Section 20
293
Section 21
295
Section 22
308
Section 23
326

Section 9
81
Section 10
93
Section 11
115
Section 12
143
Section 13
183
Section 14
204
Section 15
214
Section 24
348
Section 25
394
Section 26
429
Section 27
440
Section 28
444
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About the author (1997)


About the Author:
Susan Mayhew is the author of a number of books on geography including Passnotes Geography, Masterstudies Geography, and Revision tests Geography. She is currently a teacher of geography in Oxford, England.

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