ALTHOUGH primarily intended for Indian xi. students, this revised edition of a well-known text-book makes a wider appeal. The coloured maps which illustrate various aspects of map reading have been chosen from the Survey of India, and many of the examples of physical processes have been chosen from India, but the book as a whole covers all the groundwork of physical geography, including the distribution of climate, plants and animals, and should be useful in all English-speaking lands as an introduction to geography. One of the greatest difficulties confronting the writers of an elementary book on these subjects is the avoidance of over-simpli fication in the discussion on problems of climate. It is easy to generalize and difficult to avoid complexity. On the whole these pitfalls have been well avoided, but a little revision would not be amiss on the subjects of cyclones, world distribution of atmospheric pressure and ocean currents. On the whole, however, the book is admirable and the many exercises are a valuable feature.
Physical Geography for Indian Students
being a completely revised and enlarged edition of Simmons and Stenhouse's “Class-Book of Physical Geography”. By. Pp. xii + 564 + 5 plates. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1938.) 7s. 6d.
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B., R. Physical Geography for Indian Students. Nature 143, 267 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143267d0