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GEOGRAPHY BOOK LIST for IAS

GEOGRAPHY

PAPER - I :
SECTION A: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY


1 Geomorphology :
Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler
Principles of Geomorphology by W.D. Thornbury
Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
Physical Geography in Diagrams by Bunnett
Physical Geography by Savindra Singh
Geomorphology by Savindra Singh

2 Climatology :
Climatology by D.S.Lal
General Climatology by Critchfield
Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
Physical Geography by Strahler & Strahler

3 Oceanography :
Oceanography by Sharma & Vatal, NCERT
Physical Geography by Savindra Singh

4 Biogeography :
Physical Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
Physical GEography by Strahler & Strahler



SECTION -B : HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

1 Perspectives in Human Geography :
Evolution of Geographic Thought by Majid Husain

2 Economic Geography :
Economic Geography by Hertshorn & Alexander
Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple by Rupa Publisher
Agricultural Geography by Masjid Husain

3 Population Settlement Geography :
Human Geography by Majid Husain
Urbanization & Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran
Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publishers
A Geography by Population by R.C. Chandna

4 Regional Planning:
Regional Planning - by Chand & Puri

5 Environmental Geography:
Environmental Geography by Savindra Singh
Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna
Environmental Geography by Saxena

6 Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography :
Economic and Social Geography - Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
Political Geography by R.D.Dixit

MAP QUESTIONS - Any School level atlas and the maps given in the above mentioned books.

PAPER - II : GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

Section A
1 Physical Setting :
Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho
Economic and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
A Geography of India by Gopal Singh

2 Resources
Economical Geography - A Study of Resources by Guha and Chattoraj (NCERT books)

3 Agriculture
Agriculture Geography by Majid Husain
Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram
India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Hindu's Survey on Agriculture.

4 Industry
Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
Economical and Commercial Geography by Sharma & Coutinho
Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram
Hindu's Survey on Industry

5 Transport, Communication and Trade
Economical and Commercial Geography of India by C.B. Mamoria
Economical and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma & Coutinho
India Year Book published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

Section B:

1 Cultural Setting :
Human Geography by Majid Husain
Geography of Population by R.C.Chandna
NCERT Books

2 Settlements :
Human Geography by Majid Husain
Urbanization and Urban Systems in India by Ramachandran

3 Regional Development and Planning
Regional Planning and Development by Chand and Puri
India Year Book
Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram

4 Political Aspects
Modern Political Geography of India by B.L. Sukhwal.

5 Contemporary Issues :
Environmental Geography by Savinder Singh
India disasters - Report
Environmental Awareness by R.C.Chandna
Environmental Geography by Saxena

Map Questions for paper II :
Any School level Atlas & the maps in the above mentioned books.

NOTE : Current Articles on various syllabus topics in different magazines and newspapers will be quite useful for Paper - II.

GEOGRAPHY (PRELIMINARY)

1 Cartography Topic :
Laboratory Techniques and Fieldwork (NCERT)
Fundamentals in Cartography by R.P. Mishra and A.Ramesh.
Cartography by R.L.Singh

Section A,B,D & E
Consult the recommended books for Main Examinations.
Section C :
Geography of the World :
World Regional Geography by Wheeler and Kostbade
Section F :
Techniques of Geographical Analysis
See Cartography Topic

School level Atlas
Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
Human & Economic Geography by Leong & Morgan
( source : Vajiram and Ravi )

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