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Physical Geography-text Only (10TH 12 Edition)by Robert E. Gabler
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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Tenth Edition, uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth's physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth's physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline — Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text will help you understand how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts.
About the Author
Robert E. Gabler has nearly five decades of professional experience. He has taught for five years in public elementary and secondary schools, in addition to teaching geography at Hunter College, City of New York, Columbia University, and Western Illinois University. At times in his lengthy career at Western, he served as chairperson of the Department of Geography and Department of Geology, and University director of International Programs. He received three University Presidential Citations for Teaching Excellence and University Service, served two terms as chairperson of the Faculty Senate, edited the Bulletin of The Illinois Geographical Society, and authored numerous articles in state and national periodicals. He is a past president of the Illinois Geographical Society, former director of coordinators and past president of the National Council for Geographic Education, and the recipient of the NCGE George J. Miller Distinguished Service Award. During his tenure at Western, Dr. Gabler traveled widely throughout the United States, western and southern Europe, eastern Asia, and India, planning, organizing, and leading university exchange programs, conducting field research, and compiling extensive slide photograph files. His major publications include, editor: A HANDBOOK FOR GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS (Illinois Office of Public Instruction); co-
Table of Contents
1. Physical Geography: Earth Environments and Systems. 2. Representations of Earth. 3. Earth-Sun Relationships and Solar Energy. 4. The Atmosphere, Temperature, and the Heat Budget. 5. Atmospheric Pressure, Winds, and Circulation Patterns. 6. Moisture, Condensation, and Precipitation. 7. Air Masses and Weather Systems. 8. Global Climates and Climate Change. 9. Low-Latitude and Arid Climate Regions. 10. Middle-Latitude, Polar, and Highland Climatic Regions. 11. Biogeography. 12. Soils and Soil Development. 13. Earth Structure, Earth Materials, and Plate Tectonics. 14. Volcanic and Tectonic Processes and Landforms. 15. Weathering and Mass Wasting. 16. Underground Water and Karst Landforms. 17. Fluvial Processes and Landforms. 18. Arid Region and Eolian Processes and Landforms. 19. Glacial Systems and Landforms. 20. Coastal Processes and Landforms. Appendix A: SI Units and Unit Conversions. Appendix B: Topographic Maps. Appendix C: Understanding and Recognizing Some Common Rocks.
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