Geography is the science of place and space. The foundation of modern geography as an academic subject stems from the writings of Friedrich Humboldt and Johann Ritter, in the late 18th and early 19th centurries, who for the first time defined geography as a major branch of scientific inquiry. It is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the world and all of its human and natural complexities - not merely where objects are, but now they have changed and come to be.
The present encyclopaedia of geography is a compendium of ten volumes, which provides authentic information of various topics of geography. It aims to encourage the development of readers' geographical knowledge with clear en-depth material aking key concepts more accessible.