Physical Geography Laboratory Manual for McKnight's Physical Geography A Landscape Appreciation

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 7/11/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Physical Geography Laboratory Manual for McKnight’s Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, Eleventh Edition offers a comprehensive set of lab exercises to accompany any physical geography class. The manual is organized to meet your needs, providing the flexibility to pick and choose a series of short lab exercises each week.

Lab exercises incorporate Google Earthexplorations and provide review of concepts such as Doppler Radar and Continental Glaciation, while more than 40 QR codes now link you to a variety of media resources including Google Earth videos, color topographic maps and images and satellite movie loops. Also new to this edition is a lab on soils, and a field GIS lab exercise. High quality color stereoscope images and aerial photographs are now included in lab manual to give you an integrated picture of locations and landforms. 

Author Biography

Darrel Hess is professor of geography at City College of San Francisco, where he served as chair of the Earth Sciences department from 1995-2009. He regularly teaches physical geography, economic geography, and human geography. Hess received his B.A. in geography from UC Berkeley and his M.A. in geography from UCLA. Before graduate school he served in the Peace Corps in Korea, and before teaching full-time he worked as a writer, photographer, and audiovisual producer.

Hess served as T.A. to Tom McKnight at UCLA. He began working with McKnight and Pearson as author of the text’s Study Guide starting in the Fourth Edition and as author for the Lab Manual starting in the Fifth Edition. He became a full time co-author of the Ninth Edition, and became sole author of the Tenth Edition. Hess has contributed to the development of the Geoscience Animation Library and has partnered with many geoscience teachers and writers in the development of the CA edition.

Table of Contents

Exercise 1. Metric Conversions
Exercise 2. Location
Exercise 3. Time
Exercise 4. Map Scale
Exercise 5. Map Projections
Exercise 6. Isolines
Exercise 7. Contour Lines
Exercise 8. U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps*
Exercise 9. Topographic Profiles
Exercise 10. U.S. Public Land Survey System*
Exercise 11. Stereo Aerial Photographs
Exercise 12. Landscape Analysis with GoogleEarth™ and the National Map+
Exercise 13. Geographic Information Systems*
Exercise 14. Earth-Sun Relations
Exercise 15. Solar Angle
Exercise 16. Insolation
Exercise 17. Temperature Patterns
Exercise 18. Air Pressure
Exercise 19. Wind*
Exercise 20. Humidity
Exercise 21. Adiabatic Processes
Exercise 22. Stability
Exercise 23. Midlatitude Cycles
Exercise 24. Weather Maps*
Exercise 25. Weather Satellite Images*
Exercise 26. Doppler Radar *
Exercise 27. Hurricanes*
Exercise 28. Climate Classification
Exercise 29. Weather Variability and Climate Change*
Exercise 30. Biome Distribution and Climate* +
Exercise 31. Soils* +
Exercise 32. Plate Tectonics
Exercise 33. Volcanoes* +
Exercise 34. Volcanic Calderas* +
Exercise 35. Faulting*+
Exercise 36. The San Andreas Fault*+
Exercise 37. Mass Wasting*+
Exercise 38. Drainage Basins*+
Exercise 39. Floodplains*+
Exercise 40. Stream Drainage Basins* +
Exercise 41. Stream Rejuvenation*+
Exercise 42. Flood Recurrence Intervals
Exercise 43. Karst Topography*+
Exercise 44. Desert Landforms*+
Exercise 45. Sand Dunes*
Exercise 46. Continental Glaciation*+
Exercise 47. Alpine Glaciation*+
Exercise 48. Coastal Landforms*+

Exercises with an asterisk * include QR Codes that link print manual to online imagery or media. Exercises with a plus sign + include optional parts that make use of Google Earth.

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