9780495555063

Physical Geography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495555063

  • ISBN10:

    0495555061

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/15/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four 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.

Table of Contents

Physical Geography: Earth Environments and Systems
Representations of Earth
Earth-Sun Relationships 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 Structure, Earth Materials, and Plate Tectonics
Volcanic and Tectonic Processes and Landforms
Weathering and Mass Wasting
Underground Water and Karst Landforms
Fluvial Processes and Landforms
Arid Region and Eolian Processes and Landforms
Glacial Systems and Landforms
Coastal Processes and Landforms
SI Units and Unit Conversions
Topographic Maps
Understanding and Recognizing Some Common Rocks
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