Geography, generally introduced as a physical history' of the earth and its denizens is, in fact, an analytical and systematic study of the surface of earth along with all its physical features. It is a subject with vast scope, which spreads its tentacles well in the thick of disciplines like geology, geophysics, geopolitics geomorphology and to some extent others like biology, botany, anthropology and even archaeology. The subject tends to divide the entire landmass and oceanic area of the earth into divisions based on climate, forest area and the animals inhabiting therein, people, production, physical properties, flora and fauna and environments broadly; and than into subdivisions of political boundaries, population and so on.
Here, in this book, geographical terms in their entirety find a mention, with brief introduction and required explanations to make the subject easy to grasp. The technical terms concerning other allied and subsidiary subjects are also included to make this volume more useful and penetrating. In fact, it is strictly not a dictionary but an encyclopedia in the shorter form equally helpful to the teachers and the taught at college and university level.