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Geography Optional Booklist

Best Geography Optional Booklist

There are actually 8 books that cover almost 80-85% of the syllabus.
It is updation, enrichment and deeper conceptual clarity that requires more books and coverage of current affairs based questions. Sincerely managing GS goes a long way in helping geography too.
Basic Books:
Made Simple Series by Rupa Publication-Vol-I & II
A certificate course in geography by Goh Cheng Leong
Reference Books
Physical Geography by Savindra Singh (If one wants to avoid specialised books for Physical Geography syllabus. There are 5 specialised books by Savindra Singh have certain specific chapters which are not covered through the above book. Coverage of above Physical Geography text book covers almost 80% of the physical geography syllabus). For the other topics of the Physical geography syllabus, one has to refer to about 2-3 chapters from each of the below books: One can take photocopies of the select chapters from libraries and study rather than buying these books
Models and theories by Majid Hussain
Geographical thought by Dixit
Geographical thought by Sudipta Adhikary (A good supplement for Thought topics)
NCERT class X text book, (Old Edition) is good for Economic Geography Coverage. It will also help GS geography topics like- World Industries, World Resources distribution and trade.
Settlement Geography by K Siddhartha
Geomorphology-By Savindra Singh
Oceanography- By Savindra Singh
Climatology- By Savindra Singh
Environment Geography-By Savindra Singh
Biogeography- By Savindra Singh
Indian Geography by D R Khullar
Human Geography by Majid Hussain
Other References:
Like in all other subjects, and in GS, students must read up various magazines and current affairs based enrichment. Some of the sources one can be regular with are:
Greagraphy and You
NITI Aayog reports (particularly, those on Agriculture, Infra, Regional development, Rural development etc)
Select UN docs on Population, development & Env. (UNDP is most helpful)

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