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The following volume pertains to physical geography of India and the world. It is an extremely important topic from the point of view of examination. It comprehensively covers important concepts that will help you in writing well informed answers in GS paper 1 and even in essay paper. The book contains following topics

1. World Physical Geography

Unit 1: GEOMORPHOLOGY

  1. ORIGIN OF THE EARTH
  2. INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF EARTH
  3. FORMATION OF CONTINENTS & OCEAN BASINS
  4. ROCKS
  5. FORCES AFFECTING THE LANDFORMS
  6. MOUNTAIN BUILDING
  7. EARTHQUAKES & TSUNAMIS
  8. VOLCANISM
  9. PLAINS & PLATEAUS
  10. LAKES & SWAMPS
  11. WEATHERING & EROSION
  12. LANDFORMS & THEIR EVOLUTION

Unit II: OCEANOGRAPHY

  1. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
  2. OCEAN BOTTOM RELIEF
  3. TEMPERATURE & SALINITY OF OCEAN WATERS
  4. OCEAN CURRENTS
  5. TIDES
  6. CORAL REEFS

UNIT - III: CLIMATOLOGY

  1. Latitudes & Longitudes
  2. EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
  3. WEATHER & CLIMATE
  4. AIR MASS, FRONTS & CYCLONES
  5. Classification of Climatic Regions
  6. Climate Change Impacts

UNIT - IV: BIOGEOGRAPHY

  1. Biogeography

2. INDIAN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

  1. INDIA & ITS NEIGHBOURS
  2. STRUCTURE & RELIEF
  3. PHYSIOGRAPHY OF INDIA
  4. DRAINAGE SYSTEM
  5. INDIAN MONSOON & CLIMATIC REGIONS OF INDIA
  6. SOILS OF INDIA
  7. NATURAL VEGETATION IN INDIA

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