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Pearson eText McKnight's Physical Geography -- Access Card

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    9780134873602

  • ISBN10:

    0134873602

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2017-12-07
  • Publisher: PEARSO

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Summary

Explore the changing global environment with real-world examples and mobile field trips.

Continuing Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, Darrel Hess offers a broad survey of all of the physical processes and spatial patterns that create Earth’s physical landscape. Pearson eText for  McKnight’s Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation  provides a clear writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy to appeal to a wide variety of students.

 

The 12th Edition offers a truly meaningful integration of visualization, technology, and the latest applied science, providing essential opportunities to teach and engage students in these processes and patterns. Topics that are tied to students’ real-world concerns such as global environmental change, along with new videos, photography, online lab resources, and updated interactive tools, make it the most effective learning program for physical geography.


For courses in Physical Geography.

 

Pearson eText offers an affordable, simple-to-use, mobile reading experience that lets instructors and students extend learning beyond class time. Students can study, highlight, and take notes in their Pearson eText on Android and iPhone mobile phones and tablets — even when they are offline. Educators can also add their own notes and highlights directly in the eTextbook so that students see what is important for their particular course.


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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 grad 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, and began working with McKnight and Pearson as author of the SG starting in the 4th edition and as author for the LM starting in the 5th edition. He became a full time co-author of the 9th edition, and became sole author of the 10th 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. Hess was the recipient of the 2014 AAG Gilbert Grosvenor Geographic Education Honors award.

 

Dennis Tasa has been a renowned illustrator of many bestselling geoscience textbooks since 1978, including Physical Geography by Darrel Hess, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology by the American Geosciences Institute and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, as well as the physical geology, Earth science, and meteorology franchises by Tarbuck and Lutgens. He has created illustrations and media for the Mineralogical Society of America and NSF-funded projects. In addition to numerous educational Earth science apps, he has worked on various Earth science media, including Pearson’s GEODe.

 

In his spare time, Dennis has joined the Taos fine art community by painting under the direction of the artist in residence at one of Taos’ historic museums.

 

Tom L. McKnight taught geography at UCLA from 1956 to 1993. He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Southern Methodist University in 1949, his master’s degree in geography from the University of Colorado in 1951, and his Ph.D. in geography and meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1955. During his long academic career, Tom served as chair of the UCLA Department of Geography from 1978 to 1983, and was director of the University of California Education Abroad Program in Australia from 1984 to 1985. Passionate about furthering the discipline of geography, he helped establish the UCLA/Community College Geography Alliance and generously funded awards for both undergraduate and graduate geography students. His many honors include the California Geographical Society’s Outstanding Educator Award in 1988, and the honorary rank of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement from UCLA. In addition to Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, his other college textbooks include The Regional Geography of the United States and Canada; Oceania: The Geography of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; and Introduction to Geography, with Edward F. Bergman. Tom passed away in 2004.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Earth
  2. Portraying Earth
  3. Introduction to the Atmosphere
  4. Insolation and Temperature
  5. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
  6. Atmospheric Moisture
  7. Atmospheric Disturbances
  8. Climate and Climate Change
  9. The Hydrosphere
  10. Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere
  11. Terrestrial Flora and Fauna
  12. Soils
  13. Introduction to Landform Study
  14. The Internal Processes
  15. Weathering and Mass Wasting
  16. Fluvial Processes
  17. Karst and Hydrothermal Processes
  18. The Topography of Arid Lands
  19. Glacial Modification of Terrain
  20. Coastal Processes and Terrain

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