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Physical Geography

This guide highlights the library and internet resources for Physical Geography.

Defining Hydrology & Hydrography

Hydrology - the study of the Earth’s water, particularly of water on and under the ground before it reaches the ocean or before it evaporates into the air. This science has many important applications such as flood control, irrigation, domestic and industrial water supply, and the generation of hydroelectric power.

Mayhew, S. (2015). "Hydrology." In A Dictionary of Geography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 7 Apr. 2017

Hydrography - the measurement, description, and depiction of the nature and form of water’s topographic features.

Mayhew, S. (2015). "Hydrography." In A Dictionary of Geography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 7 Apr. 2017

In the Library's collections

Books about Water are scattered throughout the collections depending on their focus. Here are some useful subject headings for searching in the online catalog:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Other library resource(s)

Finding journal titles and articles

Articles and other writings about Water can be found in many publications. Our collection includes several journals which look at Water exclusively. To find articles, you can search a variety of indexes such as Water Resources Abstracts, World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts or use the search box at the top of the page.