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A Dictionary of Geography
Susan Mayhew
0198606737
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
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., "cottage industry"). Definitions run 50 to 100 words, depending upon the importance of the term. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
This invaluable dictionary provides comprehensive coverage in one volume of both human and physical geography. For this third edition, existing entries have been fully revised and updated, and 345 new new entries have been added, making this essential reference for all students of geography,
whether at school or university.

The most...


Merriam-Webster's Pocket Geographical Dictionary (Pocket Reference Library)
Merriam-Webster
0877795061
July 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
A pocket-size guide to world geography. 12,000 entries from around the globe. Details about population, location, and area. Includes pronunciations.


The Penguin Dictionary of Geography
Audrey N. Clark
0140515054
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Widely acclaimed for many years as the standard popular work on the subject, The Penguin Dictionary of Geography has been expanded and revised to take into account of the many developments in this fast-changing subject. It gives clear definitions of key concepts in geography and is an invaluable source of information and interpretation for students and professionals alike.

* Explains terms used in human and physical geography
* Covers terms connected with all aspects of the natural environment
* Includes discussion of recent developments in feminist geography
* Features diagrams

Book Info
Pocket size dictionary provides definitions of key concepts in physical and human geography. Expanded and revised to reflect the many developments and new thinking...


Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition
Merriam-Webster (Editor)
0877795460
April 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Since 1970 South Africa ended apartheid; Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected president of Haiti, deposed by military coup then reinstated; San Francisco suffered a major earthquake; and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved. So it's a good thing Merriam-Webster updated its geographical dictionary to include more than 48,000 alphabetically arranged entries of mountains, lakes, towns, and countries. The third edition had a lot of catching up to do, what with the social, political, financial, and physical upheavals that have taken place since the second edition was published, and the result is a modern and sophisticated reference.

From Library Journal
This classic lists more than 48,000 mountains, lakes, towns, and countries. For each place, it gives pronunciation, location...


Brazilian Portuguese-English/English-Brazilian Portuguese Dictionary and Phrasebook
Osmer DeAlmedia-Santos
0781810078
November 2003
Paperback
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The American Heritage Children's Dictionary
American Heritage Staff (Editor)
0618280022
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
The revised, 21st-century edition of The American Heritage Children's Dictionary, designed for ages 8 and older, doesn't contain the words "plethora," "treacle," "metaphor," or "reciprocal." What use is it, then? you may ask yourself, but that's a question that many kids could answer for you. The letters are large enough to read! Every word is used in a sentence! There are over 800 color photos and illustrations! When you look up the word "erratic" in The American Heritage Dictionary for grownups (Third Edition), it says, "1. Lacking consistency or uniformity; irregular. 2. Unconventional; eccentric." When you look "erratic" up in this children's dictionary, it is defined as, "Not following a steady or usual course; irregular. Our rowboat's course...


Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography
Robert P. Larkin
0313227292
Sept 1983
Hardcover
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Choice
"... good recent dictionary of human geography.... Each concept is introduced with a short definition. The historical growth of each term is then elaborated upon. A listing of references accompanies each entry as well as a listing of additional sources.... The Larkin and Peters book would be especially helpful for faculty and students outside geography who would need general information concerning concepts and trends in the field. Recommended for academic libraries at all levels, as well as large public libraries."

Review
“... good recent dictionary of human geography.... Each concept is introduced with a short definition. The historical growth of each term is then elaborated upon. A listing of references accompanies each entry as well as a listing of additional sources.... The...


Dictionary of Human Geography
Ron J. Johnston (Editor), et al
0631205616
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This path-breaking guide to the concepts, terms and theories used in human geography has now been fully revised to reflect and to advance changes in the nature and practice of human geography. The Dictionary of Human Geography, Fourth Edition, contains a wealth of new material, to ensure that it remains the definitive resource for a new generation of students and teachers. As human geography plays an increasingly important role in interdisciplinary inquiry, so The Dictionary of Human Geography draws upon and contributes to a rich and diverse series of debates, making the dictionary an indispensable guide to contemporary travels in interdisciplinary space. The successful format of previous editions remains unchanged: the Dictionary includes short definitional entries and longer, interpretative essays on human geography...


A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names
Michael Grant
0760741344
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Every place has a history of stories, though few places have an ancient past so heavily documented as the European, Asian, and African stretches of Greek and Roman civilization. A Guide to the Ancient World provides the stories -- from both literature and history -- of nearly 900 such places. Includes a bibliography of ancient writers mentioned in the text and a bibliography of contemporary works on ancient history. It is an indispensable source, not only for those interested in classical literature and history, but also for travelers through Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor.


Dictionary of Quotations in Geography
James O. Wheeler
0313241961
Oct 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wheeler and Sibley have compiled quotations from the most prominent American geographers of this century.


Usborne World of Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science/Living World/Geography
Annabel Craig, et al
0746018436


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Geography from A to Z : A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))
Jack Knowlton, Harriet Barton (Illustrator)
0064460991
September 30, 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4 Sixty-three geographical terms are simply defined and illustrated. Clear, uncluttered illustrations with bright contrasting colors and black outlines help clarify the meaning of each term. Little prior knowledge is expected of readers, and almost all terms used in definitions which might puzzle some readers are defined elsewhere in the glossary. Both common words such as mountain and less frequently encountered terms such as meander are defined. Some sub-definitions are included, such as cataract and cascade under waterfall. While alternate terms are usually given, alternate spellings are not, so children would not find out that a key (defined) is also a cay (not mentioned). A major drawback is the lack of a pronunciation guide. Most young readers seeing the first word, archipelago, won't know how...


New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch
0618408533
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Fully updated for the twenty-first century, The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy gathers together all of the essential facts that youngsters should have at their fingertips for school success. The child education expert E. D. Hirsch, Jr., cuts through the wealth of information available today to highlight those terms that a child should be familiar with by the end of sixth grade. With nearly 3,000 concise definitions, including 250 new entries (Harry Potter, centaurs, northern lights, and World Series, to name a few), this popular sourcebook makes finding information easy. Here is everything your child needs to know to be culturally literate in 21 different subject areas, from mythology to literature to U.S. history to science and technology, and much more.

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Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Geography
Thomas Patrick Huber
0313253692
May 1988
Hardcover
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Review
“More than a dictionary of concepts in physical geography, this book includes a variety of analyses reaching back to origins or terms, making the work of interest to intellectual historians. The search for the intellectual genesis of ech term, its development, usage, and change in meaning is accomplished with brevity and clarity. References and sources of additional information accompany each entry and provide readers with the opportunity to further their inquiry. An appendix provides an 'outline of concepts' addressed in the book. Included are concepts associated with biogeography, cartograpohy, climatology, Earth-Sun relationships, geography, geomorphology, human-nature interaction, meterology, ocean, remote sensing, soil, and time. Highly recommended for upper-division and graduate students and general...


Cultural Geography : A Critical Dictionary of Key Ideas (International Library of Human Geography)
David Sibley (Editor), et al
1860647022
September 17, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
As geography has become influenced by such themes such as postcolonial studies, feminism and psychoanalysis, so students have been forced to engage with ideas and concepts from outside the traditional boundaries of their subject. This exciting new work provides them with an invaluable aid to understanding the complexities and subtleties of these new ideas. The editors present some thirty essays--written by a wide range of leading practitioners--exploring the key concepts in cultural geography. The essays range from questions that have recently emerged to more established ideas that warrant critical examination. The work will be invaluable to students of cultural geography and related disciplines.


Biographical Dictionary of Geography
Robert P. Larkin
0313276226
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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Review
“Most useful for academic libraries.”–Choice
“Biographical Dictionary of Geography is unique because of its focus on contributions to the discipline of geography and the connections it makes among the work of scientists in this field. It is a recommended purchase for academic libraries supporting research in geography.”–Reference Books Bulletin

Book Description
This biographical dictionary provides sketches of seventy-seven individuals, from Aristotle to David W. Harvey, who made significant contributions to the development of the discipline of geography. The work examines a cross section of geographers from a variety of subfields within the discipline, from ancient to modern. In addition to sketching the career and impact of the individual, each...


Geography Coloring Book
Wynn Kapit
0131014722
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The third edition organizes the coloring book in a more user-friendly way. Each section is introduced by a non-colorable page on which the various plates (map and text pages) of the section are outlined. This provides an overview of what lies ahead, and in the process makes the individual plates more meaningful. The use of a very bold, non-colorable type face for various headings make identification of subject matter much easier the balloon lettering of names and places, that is an essential part of the coloring system, is now used strictly for coloring purposes. A dramatic new plate (67) has been added to the size comparisons section in which 20 of the most populated nations are listed. The previous plate just dealt with size based on area comparisons. Population figures are estimates through 2003, based on...


Exploring Your World: The Adventure of Geography
National Geographic Society, Donald J. Crump (Editor)
0870447262


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Card catalog description
A general encyclopedia of physical and human geography containing 334 alphabetically arranged entries and more than 1000 illustrations, including photographs, maps, and charts.


Spanish/English Dictionary of Human and Physical Geography
Steven L. Driever
0313279209
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Review
“This excellent reference tool contains over 3000 words concerning "the human and physical geography of the Spanish-speaking world, whether modern or historical." The work's greatest strenght is the quality of its definitions, which give a thorough, descriptive definition of the world in question, often indicating the discipline the word is associated with and/or its country of origin. With its good organization, clear text and high overall quality, this book should prove useful to researchers in a number of fields. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.”–Library Journal
“[D]riever's dictionary proves a very useful handbook for anyone doing research in the field of geographical studies.”–The British Bulletin of Publications

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Financial Times World Desk Reference 2005 (Financial Times World Desk Reference)
DK Publishing
0756610990
January 17, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Fully revised and updated for 2005, DK's best-selling Financial Times World Desk Reference gives a complete overview of the modern world. With more than 600 maps, 5,000 charts and diagrams, and including over 25,000 facts and statistics on the world's 193 nations, this practical guide is a perfect reference for the home, school, or office.


New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
Philip D. Morehead
045121255X
July 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
This new updated third edition is a rich storehouse of indispensable information that puts the correct answer right at a puzzler's fingertips.

€ Twice as many entries
€ The most comprehensive and up-to-date definitions available
€ Revised for the way clues are written today
€ More readable and user friendly than other mammoth tomes with tiny print
€ Unique categories section makes looking up clues even easier, including The Bible, Chemical Elements, Foreign Words, Geography, Mythology, Academy Awards, Sports, and Prefixes and Suffixes


Dictionary of the Holocaust
Eric Joseph Epstein
031330355X
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This dictionary covers all aspects of the Holocaust--people, places, and events. Designed as a quick reference for high-school and college students, it gives brief factual or statistical information. The authors both teach Holocaust studies on the higher-education level and intend this work to provide the reader with concise information to be used for background material. It contains data revealed as late as 1997, and the authors hope to update it periodically.The nearly 2,000 entries are arranged alphabetically. Biographies record birth and death dates, the person's connection to the Holocaust, and his or her fate. Among the personalities profiled here are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Anne Frank, Primo Levi, Oskar Schindler, Harry S. Truman, and Elie Wiesel. Place entries include references to well-known locations, the number of...


A Modern Dictionary of Geography
John Small
0340762101
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Small & Witherick's highly successful dictionary has already, in its first three editions, proved its value as a comprehensive guide to the key principles, concepts, and terminology of contemporary geography. This new, accessible edition reflects developments in the discipline since 1995.
Covering both human and physical geography, this dictionary is an essential reference for undergraduate geography students.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This expanded edition reflects advances in the discipline in recent years. Numerous new entries have been added, a significant proportion of which relate to the critical interface between human and physical considerations. Contains over 2,000 carefully selected terms, each with a detailed definition and explanation. The extensive...


The State of China Atlas : Mapping the World's Fastest Growing Economy
Stephanie Donald, Robert Benewick
0520246276
August 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This magnificently produced atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in China, as well as their implications for the world at large. Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of The State of China Atlas marks a radical departure from conventional cartography and provides a fast, highly effective way of conveying large amounts of information through the medium of the map.
China is the world's fastest-growing economy and the second-largest trading nation. With its entrepreneurial outlook and population of 1.3 billion, it offers unique opportunities for domestic and overseas investors. This dynamic volume provides an abundance of information on China's new wealth, growing unemployment, migration to the cities, and trade disputes. It...


A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History and Literature
John Dowson
0415245214
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this work an endeavor has been made to supply the long felt want of a Hindu classical dictionary. The main portion of the work consists of mythology, but religion is bound up with mythology, and in many points the two are quite inseparable. The chief geographical names of the old writers have also received notice, and their localities and identifications are described so far as present knowledge extends. Short descriptions have been given of the most frequently mentioned Sanskrit books, but only of such books as are likely to be found in the works of European writers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Revised by Adrian Room
006019653X
April 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The first edition of this dictionary was published in 1870; the 15th in 1995. The 16th edition contains 1000 new entries, including ?paparazzi,? ?full monty,? ?couch potato,? and ?millennium bug.? It also adds more quotations and subentries (examples of usage) while eliminating a few entries from previous editions because of obscurity. As the foreword points out, ?to be considered obscure by a Brewer!s editor is a real badge of obscurity,? and the dictionary is, indeed, astonishing in its coverage. It is not, of course, perfect. The arrangement is strictly alphabetical, and, though See and See also references are given, intuitive searching may be difficult. For example, the phrase ?to climb on the bandwagon? is under ?climb? rather than ?bandwagon.? In addition, the book continues to be Anglocentric, though the...


Dictionary of Physical Geography
David S. Thomas (Editor), Andrew Goudie (Editor)
0631204733
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The third edition of this comprehensive Dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for students and lecturers. This edition has been substantially updated with the help of an advisory board of international experts in a range of key areas. Many of the entries are new or have been fully revised, with a large amount of additional material on new themes and topics.The dictionary includes coverage of geomorphology, climatology, biogeography, zoogeography, hydrology, pedology, the Quarternary, GIS, remote sensing and the human impact. It contains over 2000 entries ranging in length from succinct definitions of technical terms to extended discussions of concepts and essays on themes of particular interest or importance. The Dictionary reflects changes within the discipline and...

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