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Introducing Physical Geography

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Introducing Physical Geography, Fifth Edition is a comprehensive text that builds upon the decades of success of Strahler, who is one of the foremost geographers in the world. This new fifth edition includes all new sections with the capabilities of connecting to multimedia and covers new updates to the subject area. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena relating to the global changes. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.

Synopsis:

With its unsurpassed accuracy and coverage, Geographers prefer Introducing Physical Geography. The fifth edition engages them in activities that demonstrate the science that serves as the basis of the discipline. New developments in environmental studies and geographic information systems are included. Expanded coverage is also placed on global change as well as the recent phenomena. Environmental engineers will be able to apply their new insights to make informed decisions about a variety of highly relevant environmental topics.

Table of Contents

Intro Pt 1: Introducing Physical Geography

Intro Pt 2: Tools of Physical Geography

Chapter 1 The Earth as a Rotating Planet

Chapter 2 The Earth’s Global Energy Balance

Chapter 3 Air Temperature

Chapter 4 Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation

Chapter 5 Winds and the Global Circulation

Chapter 6 Weather Systems

Chapter 7 Global Climates

Chapter 8 Biogeographic Processes

Chapter 9 Global Biogeography

Chapter 10 Global Soils

Chapter 11 Earth Materials and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 12 Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms

Chapter 13 Weathering and Mass Wasting

Chapter 14 Fresh Water of the Continents

Chapter 15 Landforms Made by Running Water

Chapter 16 Landforms Made by Waves and Wind

Chapter 17 Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age

App 1 Climate Definitions and Boundaries

App 2 Conversion Factors

App 3 Topographic Map Symbols

Glossary

Photo Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470134863
Author:
Strahler, Alan
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Strahler
Author:
Strahler, Alan H.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Geography-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100301
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
10.70x8.40x.90 in. 2.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , With its unsurpassed accuracy and coverage, Geographers prefer Introducing Physical Geography. The fifth edition engages them in activities that demonstrate the science that serves as the basis of the discipline. New developments in environmental studies and geographic information systems are included. Expanded coverage is also placed on global change as well as the recent phenomena. Environmental engineers will be able to apply their new insights to make informed decisions about a variety of highly relevant environmental topics.
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