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Carrying forthTom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers.Updates and expands coverage of global environmental change, including a new section on measuring and understanding climate change. Expands section on human alteration of the atmosphere, including ozone depletion and air pollution. Expands sections on tsunamis and human modification of shorelines.A useful reference for anyone interested in physical geography.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Earth|
|Introduction to the Atmosphere|
|Insolation and Temperature|
|Atmospheric Pressure and Wind|
|Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances|
|Climatic Zones and Types|
|Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere|
|Terrestrial Flora and Fauna|
|Introduction to Landform Study|
|The Internal Processes|
|Weathering and Mass Wasting|
|The Fluvial Processes|
|Solution Processes and Karst Topography|
|The Topography of Arid Lands|
|Glacial Modification of Terrain|
|Coastal Processes and Terrain|
|The International System of Units (SI)|
|U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps|
|The Weather Station Model|
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