Concise and informative, The Dictionary of Physical Geography is a must-have, as a useful first port-of-call for reference. Edited by the well-established physical geographers David Thomas and Andrew Goudie, the dictionary describes and explains physical features broached in the Earth Sciences, as well as exploring theories - both their historical debates and contemporary issues. Complete with tables, diagrams and photographs, each entry is supplemented by a list of 'recommended reading' and references, providing the user with key readings on each topic. Cross-references are capitalised, enabling one to easily locate related subject-matter within the dictionary. My only qualm with the book is that some entries are a little too brief and as such, prior knowledge of terminology is required.