General Studies - Physical Geography
Green Resources (Websites)
Atlases are a quick and easy way to find maps of all parts of the world. Look in the index to find any city or country.
  • Goode’s World Atlas
    REF 912 GOO
    Gives the latitude and longitude for all cities right next to their listing in the index.
Many atlases also have maps of climate zones and vegetation in the introductory pages. For online maps of all kinds, go to University of Texas at Austin Map Collection
For current weather information, two great Web sites are: For detailed data on average temperature and precipitation, as well as highs and lows, go to This site also gives latitude, longitude and elevation.
Reference Books
For current weather information, two great Web sites are:
  • Encyclopedia of Earth & Physical Science (13 vol.) Call # REF 500.2 ENCYC
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science (6 vol.) Call # REF 503 GALE
  • Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (3 vol.) Call # REF 503 VAN
  • Encyclopedia of World Geography (24 vol.) Call # REF 910 ENCY
    • Contains information on physical geography, habitats, plant and animal life, industry, economy, people and cultures.
  • Geo-Data: the World Geographical Encyclopedia (Call # REF 910.3 GEO)
Information on Animals
  • International Wildlife Encyclopedia (22 vol.) Call # REF 590.3 INT
  • Wildlife Atlas: a Guide to Animals and Their Habitats (REF 591.7 FAR)
  • Encyclopedia of Animals: a Complete Visual Guide (REF 590.3 ENC)
    • Includes maps showing the geographic distribution of each animal.
  • Animals: Vol.I-Mammals; Vol. 2-Birds; Vol. 3-Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish(REF 590.3 WHI)
  • Wildlife Atlas (REF 591.7 FAR)
General Information

The library has books that can be checked out on biomes, earthquakes, the environment, and many aspects of physical geography. To find these books, go into the library catalog, Destiny, and type in your topic. The icon for King’s College Library appears on the desktop of all computers on campus.

More Online Resources
  1. For more online resources, log into "Search Databases" on the Library’s home page. The username and password are available from the library staff or your instructor.
  2. From the Database Directory, click on the first icon, Library and Information Resources Network (Library & Information Resources Network) shown below
  3. Click on “Connect to InfoTrac.”
  4. Scroll down toward the bottom and click on “Science in Context.”
  5. Type a word into the search box at the top or select one of the featured content topics.

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