Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-11
  • Publisher: Wiley

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With its unique approach, this second edition captures the reader's attention and demonstrates why physical geography is relevant to them. It relies heavily on the integration of National Geographic and other visuals with narrative to explore key concepts. New emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as climate change, overpopulation and deforestation, from a geographical perspective. Readers will appreciate this approach because it vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of physical processes that weave together to create our planet's dynamic surface and atmosphere.

Table of Contents


1 Discovering the Earth's Dimensions

2 The Earth's Global Energy Balance

3 Air Temperature

4 Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation

5 Global Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation

6 Weather Systems

7 Global Climates and Climate Change

8 Earth from the Inside Out

9 Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

10 Weathering and Mass Wasting

11 Fresh Water of the Continents

12 Landforms Made by Running Water

13 Landforms Made by Wind and Waves

14 Glacial and Periglacial Landforms

15 Global Soils

16 Biogeographic Processes

17 Global Biogeography


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