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Encyclopedia of Earth: A Complete Visual Guide – World Geography Books

Allaby, Michael et al
University of California 2008

The encyclopedia is divided into six sections that are designed for either browsing or in-depth study. Birth gives an overview of Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history, including the evolution of life. Fire explains the inner workings of our dynamic planet, its structure, and the tectonic forces that have molded its landscape. Land surveys rocks, minerals, and habitats. Air covers weather, including extreme weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Water tours the oceans, rivers, and lakes of the world. The final section, Humans, provides a compelling portrait of our relationship with Earth, and of how the natural world has shaped social and political developments. World geography books pdf.


Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa – Africa Geography Textbook

Aryeetey-Attoh
Prentice Hall 2010

Designed to expose readers to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography—and their applicability in “real world” situations—each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Key definitions and basic geographic principles are specified in each chapter, providing a more comprehensive view of the themes presented. Geography textbook pdf.


The Encyclopedia of World Geography – World Geography Book PDF

Baines, John and Baines, Barbara
Brown Reference 2008

Profiles each of the world’s nations, and features maps for regions and countries, and discusses geography, society, and economy for each country, and also details climate, topography, wildlife, historical events, and more. World geography books pdf.


A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors – Russia Geography Textbook

Blinnikov, Mikhail S.
Guilford 2011

Undergrad textbook. Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage of Russia’s physical, political, cultural, and economic geography. Regional chapters focus on the country’s major regions and the other 14 former Soviet republics. Written in a lucid, conversational style by a Russian-born international expert, the concise chapters interweave vivid descriptions of urban and rural landscapes, examinations of Soviet and post-Soviet life, deep knowledge of environmental and conservation issues, geopolitical insights, engaging anecdotes, and rigorous empirical data. Geography textbook.


The Regional Geography of Canada – Canada Geography Textbook

Bone, Robert M.
Oxford University 2011

The text examines the distinctive physical, historical, cultural, social and economic features of each region to determine their place within the overall structure of Canada, while also taking into account their relevance within a global context. From the historical foundations of Canada’s human geography to new coverage of environmental factors and current economic trends, readers will gain a comprehensice overview of the discipline. Canada geography textbook.


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – World Geography Book PDF

Diamond, Jared
Norton 2016

Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. World geography book pdf.


Geography and Resources of the Middle East – Geography Textbook Middle East

Downing, David
World Almanac 2006

Focusing on one of the world’s most important and volatile regions, this book provides the background and context students need to understand today’s headlines in relation to the geography and resources of the Middle East. A wealth of maps, charts, timelines, and primary-source quotations enhance the narrative and expose students to the variety of ways information is presented in nonfiction text. Geography textbook.


Trivia Lover’s Guide to the World: Geography for the Lost and Found – Physical Geography Book PDF

Fuller, Gary
Prentice Hall 2002

Gary Fuller’s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts. Physical geography pdf.


Living Physical Geography – Physical Geography Textbook

Gervais, Bruce
Freeman 2015

Living Physical Geography focuses on human-physical geography interactions, using pedagogical features in the textbook and online to create a modern synthesis of the science of physical geography. Physical geography textbook.


Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World – World Geography Book

Marshall, Tim
Scribner 2016

Journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps”, Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. World geography book pdf.


Climate : A Very Short Introduction

Maslin, Mark
Oxford University 2013

In this wide-ranging look at all aspects of the global climate system, geographer Mark Maslinsheds light on the vast array of factors that control climate on Earth. He explains the process of how energy reaches the Earth and is redistributed around the planet by the ocean’s interaction with the atmosphere; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles (where changes in Earth’s orbit affect small changes in climate) and El Niño.


Physical Geography: The Global Environment – Physical Geography Textbook

Mason, Joseph et al
Oxford University 2016

Well known for its flexibility, clarity of presentation, and graphic excellence, Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough, scientifically authoritative, accessible, and geographic view of Earth’s physical systems. Physical geography textbook.


A Dictionary of Geography – Best Geography Books

Mayhew, Susan
OUP Oxford 2009

Contains over 6,400 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development, as well as up-to-date treatment of fast-changing topics such as plate tectonics, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and aerial differentiation. Geography textbooks pdf.


Deserts : A Very Short Introduction

Middleton, Nick
Oxford University 2009

In this marvelous Very Short Introduction, geographer and popular science writer Nick Middleton reveals that deserts are places of immense natural charm and rich biodiversity. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile, but Middleton shows that many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion they can teem with life. The author highlights how each desert is unique, describing their frequently fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and long history of ingenious human habitation.


Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Middleton, Nick
Oxford University 2012

This Very Short Introduction is a celebration of rivers in all their diversity. Nick Middleton covers a wide and eclectic range of river-based themes, from physical geography to mythology, to industrial history and literary criticism. Worshipped and revered, respected and feared, rivers reflect both the natural and social history of our planet.


Fundamentals of Physical Geography – Physical Geography Textbooks

Peterson, James et al
Brooks/Cole 2011

Uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline –Geography from a Physical Science perspective, Geography from a Spatial perspective, and Geography from an Environmental perspective. Physical geography textbook.


The Geography of China: Sacred and Historic Places – China Geography Book PDF

Pletcher, Kenneth
Britannica Educational 2010

With its flourishing metropolises, China has come to be identified with urban life and rapid technological advancement. Yet much of its landscape also boasts communities sustained by wondrous natural resources, which contribute to the scenic and spiritual beauty of the nation as well as its economic productivity. Within these pages, readers are invited to tour China’s cities, villages, and countryside. China geography book pdf.


The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places India Geography Book PDF

Pletcher, Kenneth
Rosen 2010

India hosts a wide range of communities, from remote villages nestled in the Himalayas to thriving urban centers. In many ways, it is a land of contrasts, as reflected in its geography; shaped as much by the annual monsoon season as the arid deserts that punctuate the nation. With this volume, readers will experience a juxtaposed journey, visiting both areas that have remained untouched for centuries and areas of technological advancement that have brought the country to the forefront of innovation. Geography of India book pdf.


Earth’s Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Geographic Features (Vol 1) – World Geography Book PDF

Earth’s Landscape: (Vol 2) – World Geography Books PDF

Quinn, Joyce A.
ABC-CLIO 2015

This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. It describes continents and oceans; individual mountains, islands, caves, and rivers; and ecological entities such as wildlife refuges and national parks. Each entry provides a geographic overview of the feature’s significance, location, description, geologic history, biota, protected areas, and environmental issues. World geography book pdf.


Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration – Exploration Books

Roberts, David
Norton 2000

David Roberts and the editors of ‘Outside’ magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. 40 collected stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. Includes many first-person accounts. Exploration books.


The Geography of South Africa in a Changing World – South Africa Geography Textbooks

Rowntree, Kate et al, eds.
Oxford University 2000

This textbook specifically studies the geography and environment of South Africa and the Southern African region and locates them within the broader context of the global environment. Geography textbook.


The Geography of Central America and Mexico: A Scholarly Guide and Bibliography Central America Geography Book PDF

Rumney, Thomas A.
Scarecrow 2013

These regions have stimulated a large amount of research and publications across the sub-disciplines of geography. Thomas A. Rumney collects, organizes, and presents as many of these publications as possible. Beginning with the region as a whole, each chapter that follows–one per nation–is divided by the specific sub-disciplines of geography: cultural, social, economic, historical, physical and environmental, political, and urban. Each section is further divided by document type: atlases, books, book chapters, articles from scholarly journals, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. Geography Central America book pdf.


Cook: The Extraordinary Voyages of Captain James Cook – Exploration Books

Thomas, Nicholas
Walker 2003

Commonly regarded as the greatest sea explorer of all time, James Cook made his three world-changing voyages during the 1770s, at a time when ships were routinely lost around the English coast. He made history by making geography– sailing through previously unknown southern seas, charting the eastern Australian coast and circumnavigating New Zealand, putting many Pacific islands on the map, and exploring both the Arctic and Antarctic. Exploration books.


World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 911 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – World Geography Books

UNESCO
Firefly 2011

In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world’s most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. The 911 sites are found in 151 countries across the globe, and strict criteria assures that only the most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it onto the list. World geography books.


China’s Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change – China Geography Book PDF

Veeck, Gregory
Rowman & Littlefield 2011

Beginning with China’s diverse landscapes and environments and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international contextas a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. China geography book.


Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia – Southeast Asia Geography Textbook

Weightman, Barbara A.
Wiley 2011

Textbook for courses in Asian geography. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. It is the most comprehensive book on the market for a Geography of Asia course. Southeast geography textbook.


Essentials of World Regional Geography – World Geography Textbooks

White, George et al
McGraw-Hill Education 2010

College textbook. Each of the nine regional chapters opens with a one- or two-page map of the region, short accounts of people or events to provide a personal flavor of the region, an outline of the chapter contents, and a short section placing the region in its wider global context. Each regional chapter is consistently organized by three sections. The first section summarizes the distinctive physical and human geographies of the region; the second section explores the internal diversity of the region at subregional, selected country, and local levels. The third section focuses on a selection of contemporary issues that are important to the people of each region and frequently have implications for the rest of the world. World geography textbook.


Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century – American Geography Book PDF

Wilmott, Cort J.
Oxford University 2005

Surveys American geographers’ current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a ‘state of the discipline’ assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). American geography book.


The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean – Mediterranean Physical Geography Book PDF

Woodward, Jamie
OUP Oxford 2009

This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings. Physical geography book pdf.


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Free pdf books on geography. Some book titles: The State of the World Atlas, Geographies of Development, Africa: a Biography of the Continent.

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About 40 free books. Some book titles: Globalization and the City, Merriam-Webster’s geographical dictionary, Political geography. Free pdf books on geography.

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PDF Books for Geographers : Search Results at Internet Archive – Geography Books PDF

Free pdf books on geographers. Some book titles: Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years, Elementary Statistics for Geographers, Ways to do Surveys. PDF books geographic.

PDF Books for Geographers : Search Results at Open Library – Geography Books PDF

About 8,300 free books. Some book titles: Introduction to GIS, Mapping and the Citizen Sensor, Panama – National Geographic Traveler. PDF books geographic. Free pdf books on geographers.

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Historical Geography Books PDF : Search Results at Internet Archive – Historical Geography Books PDF

Free pdf books on historical geography. Some book titles: Geography Matters in Ancient Rome, Exploring Canada’s Travel Heritage, An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism. Historical geography books pdf.

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About 1,450 free books. Some book titles: The Historical Atlas of Knights & Castles: The Rise and Fall of the Age of Chivalry, Historical Geography Progress And Prospect, American Archaeology Uncovers the Westward Movement. Historical geography books free pdf.

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Physical Geography Books PDF : Search Results at Internet Archive – Physical Geography Books PDF

Free books on physical geography pdf. Some book titles: Exploring Physical Geography, Learning about Landforms: Islands, Canadian Geosystems. Best books for physical geography pdf.

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About 1,900 free books. Some book titles: 1001 Natural Wonders, Alfred Wegener: uncovering plate tectonics, Landscape detective. Best free books for physical geography pdf.

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Free pdf books about natural disasters. Some book titles: The Storm of the Century, The Extreme Weather Survival Manual, Smokejumper: a Memoir. Natural disasters books.

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About 980 free books. Some book titles: 100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters, 50 Ways the World Could End, Tsunami Surges. Natural disasters free pdf books.


Open Access Geography Textbooks

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Open Access textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used, and were published or updated in recent years. You may also find here other learning resources, such as course lesson plans.


Human Geography

Christine Rosenfeld, Nathan Burtch
VIVA 2021

If you are interested in how humans interact with the environment and how human systems are geographically distributed over space, then you’ve found your place.


Introduction to Human Geography

David Dorell, Joseph P. Henderson
Univ. System of Georgia 2021

Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography.


Physical Geography and Natural Disasters

R. Adam Dastrup
Salt Lake Community College 2022

The intent of this textbook is to update and build upon the body of knowledge that exists within the geographic discipline.


World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

Royal Berglee
Univ. of Minnesota 2012

There are many approaches to studying world geography. This textbook takes a regional approach and focuses on themes that illustrate the globalization process, which in turn assists us in better understanding our global community and its current affairs.


World Regional Geography

Peter Turner
Achieving the Dream 2021

Fundamental geographic concepts and regions are presented in concise chapters that provide a foundational framework for understanding development patterns around the world. Essential topics include location, the environment, and global economic dynamics. Important theories, concepts, and principles are utilized throughout the textbook for each region.


Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Jonathan Campbell, Michael Shin
Saylor Foundation 2011

Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy.


Nature of Geographic Information Systems

David DiBiase
Bccampus 2019

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as “geospatial”).


Introduction to Climate Science

Andreas Schmittner
OpenOregon 2020

This book describes how Earth’s climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

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