9780470528525

Discovering Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470528525

  • ISBN10:

    0470528524

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Discovering Physical Geography, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive suite of animations, simulations and interactivities that help readers comprehend important Earth processes. Vivid images, animations, videos, simulations, assessments and virtual field trips all support the narrative material and enable readers to interact with key processes and actively participate in visualizations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geography.

Chapter 2: The Geographers' Tools.

Chapter 3: Earth-Sun Geometry and the Seasons.

Chapter 4: The Global Energy System.

Chapter 5: Global Temperature Patterns.

Chapter 6: Atmospheric Pressure, Wind, and Global Circulation.

Chapter 7: Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation.

Chapter 8: Air Masses and Cyclonic Weather Systems.

Chapter 9: Global Climates and Global Climate Change.

Chapter 10: Plant Geography.

Chapter 11: The Global Distribution and Character of Soils.

Chapter 12: Earth’s Internal Structure, Rock Cycle, and Geologic Time.

Chapter 13: Tectonic Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 14: Weathering and Mass Movements.

Chapter 15: Groundwater and Karst Landscapes.

Chapter 16: Fluvial Systems and Landforms.

Chapter 17: Glacial Geomorphology: Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 18: Arid Landscapes and Eolian Processes.

Chapter 19: Coastal Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 20: Population Growth and Environmental Impacts.

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Photo credits.

Index.

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