9780131451391

Physical Geography : A Landscape Appreciation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131451391

  • ISBN10:

    0131451391

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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. This edition includes the newly revised and expanded Student Animations CD that helps students understand difficult physical processes.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Earth
Portraying Earth
Introduction to the Atmosphere
Insolation and Temperature
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
Atmospheric Moisture
Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances
Climatic Zones and Types
The Hydrosphere
Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere
Terrestrial Flora and Fauna
Soils
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
Meteorological Tables
The Weather Station Model
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