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Geography for UPSC Prelims and Mains(An Introduction to the Six Part Serieson Geography) By ArpitLudhiyani (Guest Speaker) & Satyadhar Joshi http://onlineclasses.nanotechbiz.org /
Outstanding Features of this Series Series of Classes during 20th March 20 April 2011 • Class 1: Physical Geography • Class 2: Human Geography • Class 3: Geography of World • Class 4: Geography of India • Class 5: Geographical thought • Class 6: Techniques of Geographical Analysis • Total of 12 Hours Series covering the entire Course of Geography with 2 hour classes each
Special Aspects of This Class! • Use of Vocabulary (Understanding the Roman, Greek Latin words with their story and roots) • Use of Common Sense (why we are studying?) • Use of overall history and political hints (to get more links and threads) • Minimum Memorization to learn things • Use of Important Facts • Use of Historical Background to understand the present scenario • Adding the global factor
Why this is important ? Controversies makes this area very interesting! • Understating Pollution and importance of Sustainable Energy • Volcanoes and Earthquakes • Climate Control and HAARP (modern warfare system) • Oceans and its links with our Navy • Agriculture reforms (genetically modified seeds) • Understanding that size and GDP are not related (example Germany and Japan) • Understanding geography of our neighbors (Topic in Wars) • ISRO and Indian achievements in Space • India is the best country to live in!
Other Series (for UPSC Prel. & Mains) • Indian Economics (starting from 20th march) • History (soon after Economics) • Indian Polity (Already Running) • General Awareness • Around 50 classes for whole course of UPSC
Class 1: Physical Geography • Geomorphology: Origin of Earth • Climatology: Atmosphere, Winds, Cyclones, and Climate Change • Oceanography: Waves and Tides, Ocean currents • Biogeography: Soils, food chain, degradation and soil conservation (pollution)
Class 2: Human Geography • Man and Environment Relationship: Growth and development • Population: Tribes and Migration • Economic Activity: Industries • Settlement: Urbanism, Ruralism
Class 3: Geography of World • Major Natural Regions: Adaptation • Regional Geography of the Developed Countries: is geography playing a role here? • Regional Geography of developing country: how and why do some countries naturally gifted not taking advantage?
Class 4: Geography of India • Physical Setting: Vegetations • Economic Base: Trade and Commerce • Population : Density and Demography • Environmental Problems, development issues and regional planning
Class 5: Geographical thought • Ancient Period: Indian, Greek, Romans and Arabs ( 4 most important cultures) • Pre-Modern Period: Varenius, Lant, Humboldt, and Ritter • Modern Period: Ratzel, Huntington and La Blance • Recent Period: Quantitative Revolution
Class 6: Techniques of Geographical Analysis • Maps: Scale and Types (Linkages with Data Interpretations) • Diagrams (Uses) • Projections • Remote Sensing and geographical information system (GIS): Aerial Photography, imagery and GIS
Text • Textbook: Geography for UPSC by Surender Singh (TMH)