Examrace Mastering Physical Geography for Geology (Postal Course)

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Brush your skills in Physical Geography for Geology Exams, using one of the kind preparation material. Detailed notes designed to aid your learning.

  • Detailed illustrations using diagrams, pictures and graphs aid understanding and make it easy to understand even the most difficult concepts.

  • Develops skill of linking, writing and application beyond the bookish knowledge required competetive examinations.

  • CHAPTER 1:Introduction to Geography

    • Themes of Geographical Studies

    • Divisions of Geography

    • Themes in Geography

    • Traditions in Geography

    • Approaches in Geography

    • Solar System and Celestial Bodies

    • Latitude and Longitudes

    • Common Terms

    • Rotation and Revolution

    • Solstice and Equinox

    • Change of Seasons

    • Geological Time Scale

    • ☞Milankovitch Cycles and Glaciation

    • Glacial and Interglacial Periods

    • Mass Extinctions

    • Major Subsystems of Earth: The “Spheres”

  • CHAPTER 2: Geomorphology

    • What is Geomorphology?

    • ☞Thornbury’s Concepts

    • Factors Controlling Landform Development

    • Endogenetic and Exogenesis Forces

    • Origin and Evolution of Planets and Earth

    • ☞Fundamentals of Geomagnetism

    • Physical Conditions of Earth’s Interior

    • Rocks and Their Types

    • Weathering

    • Erosion

    • Geosynclines

    • Isostasy

    • Continental Drift

    • ☞Sea Floor Spreading

    • Wilson’s Cycle and Supercontinents

    • Plate Tectonics

    • Mountain Building

    • Volcanicity

    • Earthquakes

    • Mass Wasting (Landslides)

    • Tsunamis

    • Channel Morphology

    • Ground Water

    • ☞Geomorphic Cycles

    • Slope Development

    • Denudation Chronology and Erosion Surfaces

    • ☞Fluvial Landforms

    • Karst Landforms

    • Coastal Landforms

    • Aeolian Landforms

    • ☞Glacial Landforms

    • Periglacial Landscapes

    • Applied Geomorphology

    • Geomorphology: Major Terms

  • CHAPTER 3: Climatology

    • Composition of Atmosphere

    • Atmospheric Structure

    • Weather and Climate

    • Temperature

    • ☞Atmospheric Stability and Instability

    • Pressure

    • Humidity

    • Precipitation

    • Lightning and Thunderstorm

    • Clouds and their Types

    • Energy Budget

    • ☞Atmospheric Circulation

    • ☞Walker Circulation

    • Jet Streams

    • Kelvin and Ross by Waves

    • Planetary Winds and Local Winds

    • Monsoons

    • Air Masses

    • Fronts

    • ☞Cyclones

    • Anticyclones

    • ☞Climatic Classification

    • Hydrological Cycle

    • Global Climatic Change

    • Applied Climatology

    • Urban Climate

    • Climatology: Major Terms

  • CHAPTER 4: Oceanography

    • Ocean Topography

    • Major Oceans

    • Temperature

    • ☞Salinity

    • Density

    • Water Masses

    • Thermohaline Circulation (THC)

    • Waves

    • ☞Currents

    • Tides

    • Mechanism of Water Circulation

    • Ocean Deposits

    • Marine Resources

    • ☞Coral Reefs

    • Ocean Acidification

    • Coral Bleaching

    • Sea-Level Changes

    • Law of the Sea

    • Marine Pollution

    • Oceanography: Major Terms

  • CHAPTER 5: Biogeography

    • Soil

    • Soil Profile

    • Soil Characteristics

    • Genesis of Soils

    • ☞Classification and Distribution of Soils

    • Soil Erosion and Conservation

    • Wild Life Destruction and Preservation

    • ☞Global Distribution of Plants and Animals

    • ☞Distribution of Terrestrial Plants (Floristic Kingdoms)

    • Distribution of Terrestrial and Avian Animals (Faunal Realms)

    • Distribution of Aquatic Plants and Animals

    • Other Biogeographic Classifications

    • Deforestation

    • Social Forestry

    • Agro-Forestry

    • Differences between Agro-forestry and Social Forestry

    • Vegetation Patterns of the World

    • Biogeography: Major Terms

  • CHAPTER 6: Environmental Geography

    • Principles of Ecology

    • Human Ecological Changes

    • Influence of Man on Ecology and Environment

    • ☞Environmental Hazards and Remedial Measure

    • Human Actions Detrimental to Environment

    • Pollution

    • Environmental Degradation

    • ☞Environmental Management

    • Environmental Geography: Major Terms

  • CHAPTER 7:Appendices

    • Appendix I: Glossary of Major Geographic Terms

    • Appendix II: Units and Measurements

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