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Carrying forth Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. This edition includes thoroughly updated content and introduces renowned illustrator Dennis Tasa — yet it maintains the proven approach first presented by McKnight more than two decades ago.

Introduction to Earth; Portraying Earth; Introduction to the Atmosphere; Insolation and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure and Wind; Atmospheric Moisture; Atmospheric Disturbances; Climate and Climate Change; The Hydrosphere; Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere; Terrestrial Flora and Fauna; Soils; Introduction to Landform Study; The Internal Processes; Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and Mass Wasting; Fluvial Processes; Solution Processes and Karst Topography; The Topography of Arid Lands; Glacial Modification of Terrain; Coastal Processes and Terrain.

A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about physical geography.

Synopsis:

Carrying forthTom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. Updates and expands coverage of global environmental change, including a new section on measuring and understanding climate change. Expands section on human alteration of the atmosphere, including ozone depletion and air pollution. Expands sections on tsunamis and human modification of shorelines. A useful reference for anyone interested in physical geography.

Synopsis:

This classic best-seller helps give you a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear writing style, superior art program, and other learning aids appeal to students in many majors. This edition includes thoroughly updated content and introduces renowned illustrator Dennis Tasa—yet it maintains the proven approach first presented by respected authority Tom L. McKnight more than 20 years ago.

About the Author

Darrel Hess began teaching geography at City College of San Francisco in 1990 and served as chair of the Earth Sciences Department from 1995 to 2009. After earning his bachelor’s degree in geography at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978, he served for two years as a teacher in the Peace Corps on the Korean island of Chejudo. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a writer, photographer, and audiovisual producer. His association with Tom McKnight began as a graduate student at UCLA, where he served as one of Tom’s teaching assistants. Their professional collaboration developed after Darrel graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in geography in 1990. He first wrote the Study Guide that accompanied the fourth edition of Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, and then the Laboratory Manual that accompanied the fifth edition. Darrel has been authoring both works ever since. In 1999 Tom asked Darrel to join him as coauthor of the textbook. As did Tom, Darrel greatly enjoys the outdoor world. Darrel and his wife Nora, are avid hikers, campers, and scuba divers.

Tom L. McKnight taught geography at UCLA from 1956 to 1993. He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Southern Methodist University in 1949, his master’s degree in geography from the University of Colorado in 1951, and his Ph.D. in geography and meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1955. During his long academic career, Tom served as chair of the UCLA Department of Geography from 1978 to 1983, and was director of the University of California, Education Abroad Program in Australia from 1984 to 1985. Passionate about furthering the discipline of geography, he helped establish the UCLA/Community College Geography Alliance and generously funded awards for both undergraduate and graduate geography students. His many honors include the California Geographical Society’s Outstanding Educator Award in 1988, and the honorary rank of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement from UCLA. In addition to Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, his other college textbooks include The Regional Geography of the United States and Canada; Oceania: The Geography of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; and Introduction to Geography, with Edward F. Bergman. Tom passed away in 2004—the geographic community misses him enormously.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                 

Exercise 1       Metric Conversions

Exercise 2       Location 

Exercise 3       Time                   

Exercise 4       Map Scale                 

Exercise 5       Map Projections

Exercise 6       Isolines

Exercise 7       Earth-Sun Relations

Exercise 8       Solar Angle

Exercise 9       Insolation

Exercise 10     Temperature Patterns

Exercise 11     Air Pressure

Exercise 12     Wind

Exercise 13     Humidity

Exercise 14     Adiabatic Processes

Exercise 15     Stability

Exercise 16     Midlatitude Cyclones

Exercise 17     Weather Maps

Exercise 18     Weather Satellite Images

Exercise 19     Doppler Radar

Exercise 20     Hurricanes

Exercise 21     Climate Classification

Exercise 22     Biome Distribution and Climate

Exercise 23     Contour Lines

Exercise 24     U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps

Exercise 25     Topographic Profiles

Exercise 26     U.S. Public Land Survey System

Exercise 27     Stereo Aerial Photographs

Exercise 28     Plate Tectonics

Exercise 29     Volcanoes

Exercise 30     Volcanic Calderas

Exercise 31     Faulting

Exercise 32     The San Andreas Fault

Exercise 33     Mass Wasting

Exercise 34     Drainage Basins

Exercise 35     Floodplains

Exercise 36     Stream Drainage Patterns

Exercise 37     Stream Rejuvenation

Exercise 38     Flood Recurrence Intervals

Exercise 39     Karst Topography

Exercise 40     Desert Landforms

Exercise 41     Sand Dunes

Exercise 42     Continental Glaciation

Exercise 43     Alpine Glaciation

Exercise 44     Coastal Landforms

Appendix I       Weather Map Symbols

Appendix II      Color Topographic Maps

Appendix III     Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132239011
Author:
Mcknight, Tom
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
McKnight, Tom L.
Author:
Hess, Darrel
Author:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.7 x 0.54 in 814 gr

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Carrying forthTom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. Updates and expands coverage of global environmental change, including a new section on measuring and understanding climate change. Expands section on human alteration of the atmosphere, including ozone depletion and air pollution. Expands sections on tsunamis and human modification of shorelines. A useful reference for anyone interested in physical geography.

"Synopsis" by , This classic best-seller helps give you a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear writing style, superior art program, and other learning aids appeal to students in many majors. This edition includes thoroughly updated content and introduces renowned illustrator Dennis Tasa—yet it maintains the proven approach first presented by respected authority Tom L. McKnight more than 20 years ago.
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