9780470134863

Introducing Physical Geography, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470134863

  • ISBN10:

    0470134860

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

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.

Introducing Physical Geography, Fifth Edition is a comprehensive textbook 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.

This textbook 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.

Table of Contents

Introducing Physical Geography
Tools of Physical Geography
The Earth as a Rotating Planet
The Eart's Global Energy Balance
Air Temperature
Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation
Winds and the Global Circulation
Weather Systems
Global Climates
Biogeographic Processes
Global Biogeography
Global Soils
Earth Materials and Plate Tectonics
Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms
Weathering and Mass Wasting
Fresh Water of the Continents
Landforms Made by Running Water
Landforms Made by Waves and Wind
Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age
Climate Definitions and Boundaries
Conversion Factors
Topographic Map Symbols
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index
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This textbook is a comprehensive textbook 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, ecampus shipping was very good and fast.
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