Books for Geography GS I
GS I Syllabus: Geography
- Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
- Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
- factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
- Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
- geographical features and their location (examples: why are coral reefs located on the eastern side of the continents, why are there no volcanoes in the Himalayas, why Japan witnesses so many earthquakes, etc.)
- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes (examples: coral bleaching, global warming and cryosphere, mudslides in the Himalayas, shrinking rainforests, destruction of mangroves, etc.).
For Geography we strongly recommend our own notes. You can get it in PDF format from here.
- Our notes save you a lot of time and money.
- A lot of complex concepts are explained in a ‘very easy to understand’ manner.
- Doesn’t cover Industrial Locational factors. You can refer mrunal.org/geography for this.
- Lengthy notes (can’t help. Geography is intrinsically broad and complex).
- It is a compilation made from all the core books below.
- Pmfias.com Geography + Mrunal.org Geography + Regular Current Affairs should be enough to cover geography for GS.
- If you prefer reading geography from core books then continue reading.
- There is no one single book for Geography that covers everything (Pmias.com Geography + Mrunal.org Geography + Regular Current Affairs should be enough to cover geography for GS).
- Spectrum’s Geography is one book that covers 60-80% of Geography syllabus required for GS Geography.
- These are books written from the academic perspective. Reading these books is an overkill unless you have opted for Geography Optional.
- Covers only Physical Geography.
- Language is tough for beginners and non-geography students.