9780130404688

Physical Geography : A Landscape Appreciation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130404688

  • ISBN10:

    0130404683

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/2001
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For introductory Physical Geography courses. The only text to focus thematically 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 students.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Introduction to Earth
1(29)
Portraying Earth
30(26)
Introduction to the Atmosphere
56(16)
Insolation and Temperature
72(32)
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
104(34)
Atmospheric Moisture
138(32)
Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances
170(34)
Climatic Zones and Types
204(46)
The Hydrosphere
250(26)
Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere
276(20)
Terrestrial Flora and Fauna
296(40)
Soils
336(36)
Introduction to Landform Study
372(24)
The Internal Processes
396(42)
Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and Mass Wasting
438(20)
The Fluvial Processes
458(32)
Solution Processes and Karst Topography
490(14)
The Topography of Arid Lands
504(28)
Glacial Modification of Terrain
532(30)
Coastal Processes and Terrain
562(18)
Appendix I Families of Map Projections 580(2)
Appendix II Topographic Map Symbols 582(2)
Appendix III The Weather Station Model 584(6)
Appendix IV Meteorological Tables 590(3)
Appendix V The International System of Units (SI) 593(2)
Appendix VI The Soil Taxonomy 595(3)
Appendix VII Internet Resources 598(2)
Appendix VIII Virtual Field Trips 600(7)
Glossary 607(15)
Index 622

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