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A Dictionary of Geography

Sixth Edition

Susan Mayhew

Publication Date - 06 October 2023

ISBN: 9780192896391

496 pages
7.7 x 5.1 inches


This bestselling dictionary contains over 3,000 entries on both physical and human geography, covering topics such as cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Over 70 diagrams complement the text, and many entries include worked examples. This edition has been fully revised and updated, and many entries are accompanied by useful web links which can be accessed on the dedicated companion website.

This A-Z reference is clear, concise, and authoritative, and is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.

New to this Edition

  • Newly revised and updated to remove outdated entries, and to provide more succinct definitions for many others


  • Contains more than 3,000 entries covering all aspects of physical and human geography
  • Over 70 diagrams and illustrations complement the text

About the Author(s)

Susan Mayhew, Teacher, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Susan Mayhew is a geography teacher and the author of Masterstudies Geography (1986). Her current research interests are in feminist and historical geography and she is dedicated to the demystification of her favourite subject.

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