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Practical Geography: A Systematic Approach

Ashis Sarkar (Author)

The modern academic discipline of geography is rooted in ancient practice. Its separate identity was first formulated and named some 2,000 years ago by the Greeks when they combined the Greek words geo and graphein to mean ‘earth writing’ or earth description’.

What is Practical Geography? Each branch of systematised knowledge has certain tools and techniques on which it depends to further its basic objectives. Geography too has certain devices of its own-important among them are globes, maps, charts and models. Practical Geography is the study of these devices and tools which are involved in their construction and use.

Practical Geography: A Systematic Approach explains the techniques of surveying and cartography, using mathematical and statistical methods. Divided into five units-map making, statistical analysis, map interpretation, field techniques and advanced techniques of surveying-this book lays special emphasis on the methodology of surveying and cartography.

A few important features of this book are:

Map making (scale, map projection and surveying)

Data analysis and representation Interpretation of different kinds of maps-geological map, weather map, topographical map, aerial photographs and satellite imageries Field techniques.

Contents: I. Map making. 1. Presentation of map scales and measurement on maps. 2. Map projection. 3. Surveying. II. Statistical analysis. 4. Statistical methods. 5. Presentation of geographical data. III. Map interpretation. 6. Geological map. 7. Weather map. 8. Interpretation of topographical map. 9. Remote sensing and image interpretation. IV. Field techniques. 10. Identification of minerals and rocks. 11. Field study. V. Advanced tools analysis. 12. Geographical information system. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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About the author

Ashis Sarkar

Ashis Sarkar is a distinguished academician.  He is, at present, Head of the Department of Geography in Presidency College, Kolkata.

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Bibliographic information

Title Practical Geography: A Systematic Approach
Author Ashis Sarkar
Format Softcover
Date published: 02.07.2015
Edition 3rd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788125059035
length 484p.,