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G - Geography and Anthropology

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G General Geography, Atlases, Maps.
GA Cartography, Mathematical Geography
GB Physical Geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental Sciences
GF Human Geography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore.
GT Manners and Customs.
GV Recreation, Leisure.

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Detailed Call Number Ranges for Section: G - Geography and Anthropology

G 1-9980 General Geography, Atlases, Maps
100.5-108.5 Toponymy
140 Great Cities of the World
141 Historical Geography
142 Aerial Geography
149-570 Voyages and Travels
149-180 Voyages and Travels (General)
155-180 Travel and State, Tourist Trade
200-336 History of Discoveries, Explorations, and Travel
521-539 Adventures, Shipwreks, Buried Treasure, etc.
540-550 Searfaring Life, Ocean Travel, etc.
575-890 Polar Regions
905-910 Tropics
912-922 Northern and Southern Hemishpheres
1000.3-3122 Atlases
1000.3-1000.5 Atlases of the Moon, Planets, etc.
1001-1046 World Atlases
1050-1052 Northern and Southern Hemispheres
1053 The Tropics
1054-1055 Polar Regions
1059-1061 Maritime Atlases (General)
1100-1779 Western Hemishphere, America
1105-1694 North America
1110-1114 Greenland
1115-1193 Canada
1200-1534.24 United States
1535-1537 Caribbean Area
1540-1542 Latin America (General)
1545-1549 Mexico
1550-1594 Central America
1600-1694 West Indies
1700-1799 South America
1780-2799 Eastern Hemishphere
1791-2082 Europe
2200-2444 Asia
2445-2739 Africa
2740-2799 Australasia
2800-3064 Oceans (General)
3100-3102 Antarctica
3122 Atlases of Imaginary, Literary, and Mythological Places
3160-3182 Globes
3190-9980 Maps
3190-3192 Celestial Maps
3195-3199 Moon
3200-3202 World Maps
3210-3222 Northern and Southern Hemishpheres
3240-3241 Tropics
3250-3251 Temperate Zones
3260-3272 Polar Regions
3290-5668 Western Hemishphere, America
3300-5184 North America
3380-3384 Greenland
3400-3612 Canada
3690-4383 United States
4390-4392 Caribbean Area
4410-4763 Mexico
4800-4884 Central America
4900-5184 West Indies
5200-5668 South America
5670-9084 Eastern Hemishphere
5700-6966 Europe
7400-8198.54 Asia
8200-8904 Africa
8950-9084 Australasia
9095-9794 Oceans (General)
9800-9804 Antarctica
9900-9980 Unlocalized Maps
GA 1-1776 Cartography, Mathematical Geography
1-87 Mathematical Geography
51-87 Surveys (General)
101-1776 Cartography
109 Aerial Cartography
109.5 Cadastral Mapping
109.8 Statistical Mapping
110-115 Projection
125-155 Map Drawing, Modeling, Printing, Reading, etc.
192-197.3 Map Libraries, Collections of Maps, Globes, etc.
260-288 Globe Making, Globes
300-325 World Maps, General Atlases, etc.
341-1776 Maps: By Region or Country
GB 3-5030 Physical Geography
111-398.7 By Region or Country
400-649 Geomorphology
447 Climatic Geomorphology
448 Slopes
450-460 Coastal Geomorphology
461-468 Reefs
471-478 Islands
500-555 Mountains, Orography
561-649 Other Landforms (deserts, floodplains, caves, etc.)
651-2998 Hydrology, Water
980-992 Watersheds, Runoff, Drainage
1001-1199.6 Groundwater, Hydrogeology
1201-1598 Rivers, Streams
1601-1798.9 Lakes, Liminology
2401-2598 Ice, Glaciers
2601-2798 Snow, Snow Surveys
2801-2998 Hydrometerology
5000-5030 Natural Disasters
GC 1-1581 Oceanography
63-78 Underwater Exploration
83-87.6 Submarine Topography
96-97.8 Estuarine Oceanography
100-103 Seawater
109-149 Chemical Oceanography
150-181 Physical Oceanography
150-155 Density
160-177 Temperature
177.6-181 Optical Oceanography
190-190.5 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction
200-376 Dynamics of the Ocean
205-226 Waves
228.5-228.6 Ocean Circulation
229-296.8 Currents
297-299 Water Masses and Ocean Mixing
300-376 Tides
377-399 Marine Sediments
401-881 Oceanography.
1000-1023 Marine Resources, Applied Oceanography
1080-1581 Marine Pollution
GE 1-140 Environmental Sciences
1 Periodicals, Societies, Serials
5 Congresses
10 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
15 Terminology, Abbreviations, Notation
20 Directories
25-35 Communication in Environmental Sciences
25 General Works
30 Information Services
35 Environmental Literature
40-45 Philosophy, Relation to Other Topics, Methodology
40 General Works
45 Special Methods
50 History
55-56 Biography
55 Collective
56 Individual, A-Z
60 Vocational Guidance
70-90 Environmental Education, Study and Teaching, Research
70 General Works
75 Audio-Visual Aids
80-90 By Region or Country
80 United States: General Works
85 United States: By Region or State, A-Z
90 Other Regions or Countries
95-100 Museums, Exhibitions
95 General Works
100 By Region or Country
105 General Works
110 Popular Works
115 Juvenile Works
120 Pictorial Works
125 Public Opinion
140 Environmental Degradation, By Region or Country (to be developed)
GF 1-900 Human Geography
53-71 Environmental Influences on Man
75 Man's Influence on the Environment
101-127 Settlements
125 Urban Geography
127 Rural Geography
500-900 By Region or Country
GN 1-890 Anthropology
49-298 Physical Anthropology
51-59 Anthropometry
62.8-263 Human Variation (including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.)
269-279 Race (General)
280.7 Man as an Animal, Simian Traits Versus Human Traits
281-289 Human Evolution
282-286.7 Fossil Man, Human Paleontology
296 Medical Anthropology
301-673 Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology
357-367 Culture and Cultural Processes (including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.)
378-395 Collected Ethnographies
397-397.5 Applied Anthropology
406-517 Cultural Traits, Customs, and Institutions
406-442 Technology, Material Culture (including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc)
448-450.7 Economic Organization, Economic Anthropology
451-477.7 Intellectural Life (including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.)
478-491.7 Social Organization
492-495 Political Organization, Political Anthropology
495.4-498 Societal Groups, Ethnocentrism, Diplomacy, Warfare, etc.
502-517 Psychological Anthropology
537-673 Ethnic Groups and Races
550-673 By Region or Country
700-890 Prehistoric Archaeology
GR 1-950 Folklore
72-79 Folk Literature (General, including folktales, legends)
81 Folk Beliefs, Superstitions
100-390 By Region or Country
420-950 By Subject
430-487 Folklore Relating to Private Life (including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.)
500-615 Supernatural Beings, Demonology, Fairies, Ghosts, Charms, etc.
620-635 Cosmic Phenomena
650-690 Geographical Topics
700-860 Animals, Plants, and Minerals
865-874 Transportation, Travel, Commerce, etc.
880 Medicine, Folk Medicine
890-910 Occupations
931-940 Signs and Symbols
GT 1-7070 Manners and Customs (General)
170-476 Houses, Dwellings
485 Churches and Church Going
500-2370 Costume, Dress, Fashion
2400-3390 Customs Relative to Private Life (including children, marriage, eating and drinking, funeral customs, etc.)
3400-5090 Customs Relative to Public and Social Life (including town life, court life, festivals, holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.)
5220-5285 Customs Relative to Transportation and Travel
5320-6720 Customs Relative to Special Classes (birth, rank, occupation, etc.)
5320-5680 By Birth Rank, etc.
5750-6390 By Occupation
GV 1-1860 Recreation, Leisure
181.35-181.55 Recreation Leadership, Administration of Recreation Services
182-182.5 Recreation Areas and Facilities
191.2-200.66 Outdoor Life
191.68-198.9 Camping
199-199.6 Hiking, Pedestrian Tours
199.8-200.3 Mountaineering
200.4-200.5 Orientation, Wilderness Survival
200.6 Water Oriented Recreation
201-555 Physical Education and Training
346-350 School and College Athletics, Intramural and Interscholastic Athletics
401-433 Sports and Physical Education Facilities (including gymnasiums, athletic fields, playgrounds, etc.)
435-436.5 Physical Measurements and Tests
450 Nudism, Sunbathing
460-555 Gymnastics, Gymnastic Exercises (including calisthenics, heavy exercises, acrobatics, etc.)
561-1198.995 Sports
711 Coaching
712-725 Athletic Contests, Sports Events
733-734 Professionalism in Sports, Professional Sports (General)
735 Umpires, Sports Officiating
743-749 Athletic and Sporting Goods, Supplies, etc.
750-770 Air Sports: Airplane Flying, Kite Flying, etc.
770.3-840 Water Sports: Canoeing, Sailing, Yachting, etc.
840.7-857 Winter Sports: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Bobsledding, etc.
861-1017 Ball Games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
1020-1034 Automobile Travel, Motoring
1040-1060.2 Cycling, Bicycling, Motorcycling
1060.5-1098 Track and Field Athletics
1101-1150.6 Fighting Sports: Bullfighting, Boxing, Fencing, etc.
1151-1190 Shooting, Archery
1195-1198.995 Wrestling
1199-1570 Games and Amusements
1201.5 Hobbies (General)
1203-1218 Children's Games and Amusements
1218.5-1220.7 Toys
1221-1469 Indoor Games and Amusements
1232-1299 Card Games
1301-1311 Gambling, Chance and Banking Games
1312-1469 Board Games, Move Games
1470-1511 Parties, Party Games and Stunts
1491-1507 Puzzles
1541-1561 Parlor Magic and Tricks
1580-1799 Dancing
1800-1860 Circuses, Spectacles, etc. (including rodeos, waxworks, amusement parks, etc.)

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