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The Penguin Dictionary of Geography (Penguin Reference Books) Paperback – 5 Aug 2004

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 3Rev Ed edition (5 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140515054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140515053
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 859,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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(French) 1 An outlying part of a nation state lying within the territory of another nation state, as seen from the point of view of the territory in which it lies.
EXCLAVE 2 A small cultural or linguistic group surrounded by another cultural or linguistic group which is dominant.


Neoglaciation. 1 The period c. 3000 to 500 BC, but varying with latitude, when the climate became cooler than in the preceding millennia, and glaciers reappeared in parts of Alaska and the Sierra Nevada. 2 The advance of glaciers in the Alps between AD 1550 and 1850.


1 In general, a hollow in which surface water collects and escapes through a shaft, i.e. a SWALLOW HOLE. 2 Specifically, a feature characteristic of limestone country (KARST), a closed depression which is dry or through which water seeps downwards, resembling in shape a basin, funnel or cylinder. 3 A large depression in a SHIELD VOLCANO or lava dome formed when the surface has cooled and solidified but subsides as the under-lying molten lava flows away.

About the Author

Audrey Clark is an editor and publisher. Her major work THE LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF GEOGRAPHY on which this concise book is based, has been acclaimed as 'the geographer's bible' (Geographical Magazine). She lives in Berkhamsted.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "squareloop" on 21 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
A very high quality geographical dictionary, that will contain all the words you need EVER. The dictionary goes very in-depth with each of the words you will look up meaning that you will have a very good understanding of a word after you have searched for it.
This dictionary contains annotated diagrams, and graphs/tables etc, just to help you that little bit more. Very useful if you are studying Human or Physical Geography, or if you are just learning about it or dabbling in it in your own time.
Very very high quality; if you are buying a Geography Dictionary make sure you invest you're money in this one. It'll be worth it!!!
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Useful overview of geographical terms 7 Nov. 2005
By S. Smith-Peter - Published on
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This handbook provides useful, concise definitions of terms related to geography, with an emphasis on physical geography. Extensive cross-referencing and illustrations help guide the reader.
Good reference book! 30 April 2014
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Great reference! Helped me in my university Geology class. I would recommend it to students studying any geology class. Good.
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penguin dictionary 15 Dec. 2003
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iam preparing for the civil service i want this book for my reference
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