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GEOG 103: World Regional Geography

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Reference Resources for Definitions & Terms

Dictionary of Geography

Covering all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide to students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, and includes more than 400 new entries, recommended web links for many entries, and over 15 new illustrations.

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Provides an in-depth guide to all aspects of human geography, including cultural, social, developmental, economic, political, and health geography.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names

This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, cities, towns, deserts, lakes, mountains, and rivers, giving the name in the local language as well as key historical facts associated with many place names. 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

The Atlas of World History

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