9780030338229

Essentials of Physical Geography and Infotrac

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  • ISBN13:

    9780030338229

  • ISBN10:

    0030338220

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/21/2003
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

1. Physical Geography Among the Sciences. 2. Representations of Earth. 3. Earth in Space 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 Regions. 10. Middle-Latitude, Polar, and Highland Climatic Regions. 11. Biogeography. 12. Soils and Processes of Soil Development. 13. Earth Materials, the Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics. 14. Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tectonic Landforms. 15. Gradation, Weathering, and Mass Wasting. 16. Underground Water and Karst Landforms. 17. Fluvial Processes and Landforms. 18. Arid Landforms and Eolian Processes. 19. Glacial Systems and Landforms. 20. The Global Ocean. 21. Coastal Landforms. 22. Dynamic Physical Geography. Appendix A: SI Units and Unit Conversions. Appendix B: Topographic Maps. Appendix C: Köppen Climatic Classification (including station data tables for analysis). Appendix D: Earth Materials.

Table of Contents

Physical Geography: Earth Environments and Systems
Representations of Earth
Earth in Space and Solar Energy
The Atmosphere, Temperature, and the Heat Budget
Atmospheric Pressure, Winds, and Circulation Patterns
Moisture, Condensation, and Precipitation
Air Masses and Weather Systems
Global Climates and Climate Change
Low-Latitude and Arid Climate Regions
Middle-Latitude, Polar, and Highland Climatic Regions
Biogeography
Soils and Soil Development
Earth Materials, the Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tectonic Landforms
Gradation, Weathering, and Mass Wasting
Underground Water and Karst Landforms
Fluvial Processes and Landforms
Arid Landforms and Eolian Processes
Glacial Systems and Landforms
The Global Ocean
Coastal Landforms
SI Units and Unit Conversions
Topographic Maps
Understanding and Recognizing Some Common Rocks
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