The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography (Penguin Reference Books)

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The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography covers common geographical terms (such as anticyclone, mackerel sky, tropical rain-forest), as well as less familiar ones (badlands, frog-earth, reflective beach, white smoker). This invaluable dictionary is ideal for students of geography at all levels and for anyone who deals with the subject in the course of their work.

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Since the division of geography into the distinct fields of human geography and physical geography, the number of geographical terms has rapidly increased. This book explains over 5000 technical terms used in physical geography.

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John Whittow has held teaching posts in Ireland, East Africa and Australia and most recently as Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Reading. He has written previous books for Penguin including DISASTERS and GEOLOGY AND SCENERY IN SCOTLAND. He is now retired and lives in Whitchurch-on-Thames in Reading.

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