Modern Physical Geography, 4Th Ed

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Author: Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126519248

Category:

Page: 652

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This Fourth Edition of a well-established text on physical geography provides rigorous coverage of the topic at the undergraduate level. It includes a full-color art program and increased attention to environmental issues.· Our Rotating Planet· The Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans· The Earth's Radiation Balance· Heat and Cold at Earth's Surface· Winds and Global Circulation· Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation· Air Masses and Cyclonic Storms· Global Climate Systems· The Soil-Water Balance and Climate· Low-Latitude Climates· Midlatitude and High-Latitude Climates· Materials of Earth's Crust· The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics· Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms· Landforms of Weathering and Mass Wasting· Runoff, Streams, and Ground Water· Landforms Made by Running Water· Denudation and Climate· Landforms and Rock Structure· Landforms Made by Waves and Currents· Landforms Made by Wind· Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age· The Soil Layer· World Soils· Energy Flows and Material Cycles in the Biosphere· Concepts of Biogeography· World Patterns of Natural Vegetation

Modern Physical Geography

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Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 638

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This Fourth Edition of a well-established text on physical geography provides rigorous coverage of the topic at the undergraduate level. It includes a full-color art program and increased attention to environmental issues.

Modern Physical Geography

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Author: Arthur Newell Strahler,Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 532

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Modern Physical Geography, Study Guide

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Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur Strahler

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471551034

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This Fourth Edition of a well-established text on physical geography provides rigorous coverage of the topic at the undergraduate level. It includes a full-color art program and increased attention to environmental issues.

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography

From What to Why?

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Author: Andre Roy,Stephen Trudgill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144669

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.

Physical Geography

Made Simple

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Author: Richard H. Bryant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483278476

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Physical Geography Made Simple focuses on developments in physical geography, including advancements in the study of landforms, weather, climate, water, soils, plants, and animals. The book first offers information on rocks and relief, weathering, slopes, and rivers and drainage basins. Topics include rock structures and landforms, crustal structure and movement, physical and chemical weathering, measurement and description of slopes, and transport, erosion, and deposition. The manuscript then ponders on glacial and periglacial landforms and desert and uropical landforms. The publication takes a look at coastal features, landscape development, and the atmosphere and its energy. The manuscript also elaborates on moisture in the atmosphere, air motion, general circulation, and weather. Discussions focus on fronts, weather prediction, planetary wind belts, pressure variations, upper air motion, adiabatic processes, and evaporation and condensation. The text is a valuable reference for geographers and readers interested in physical geography.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131753044

Category: Science

Page: 762

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The second edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major topics within physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed with a range of in-text features such as case studies and reflective questions to aid study. As well as this, students have access to a rich and extensive range of online support resources such as extra weblinks, fieldwork worksheets, interactive models and new video clips of physical processes in action, all of which will help them achieve success in their Physical Geography course.

Horizons in Physical Geography

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Author: M. J. Clark,Kenneth John Gregory,Angela M. Gurnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207528

Category: Science

Page: 395

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'The authority of the contributors, the quality of production, and the bibliographic notes are first-rate. It is essential for basic earth science collections, and for any college library that supports geography or geology.'

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

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Author: Robert Inkpen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415279543

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography, addressing an imbalance between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically ignorant physical geography.

The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

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Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608416

Category: Science

Page: 704

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This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings. The Mediterranean is the only region on Earth where three continents meet and this interaction has produced a very distinctive Physical Geography. This book examines the landscapes and processes at the margins of these continents and the distinctive marine environment between them. Catastrophic earthquakes, explosive volcanic eruptions and devastating storms and floods are intimately bound up within the history and mythology of the Mediterranean world. This is a key region for the study of natural hazards because it offers unrivalled access to long records of hazard occurrence and impact through documentary, archaeological and geological archives. The Mediterranean is also a biodiversity hotspot; it has been a meeting place for plants, animals and humans from three continents throughout much of its history. The Quaternary records of these interactions are more varied and better preserved than in any other part of the world. These records have provided important new insights into the tempo of climate, landscape and ecosystem change in the Mediterranean region and beyond. The region is unique because of the very early and widespread impact of humans in landscape and ecosystem change - and the richness of the archaeological and geological archives that chronicle this impact. This book examines this history and these interactions and places current environmental issues in long term context. Contributors : Ramadan Husain Abu-Zied Harriet Allen Jacques Blondel Maria-Carmen Llasat James Casford Marc Castellnou Andrew Goudie Andrew Harding Angela Hayes Tom Holt Babette Hoogakker Philip Hughes Jos Lelieveld John Lewin Francisco Lloret Francisco Lopez-Bermudez Mark Macklin Jean Margat Anne Mather Frédéric Médail Christophe Morhange Clive Oppenheimer Jean Palutikof Gerassimos Papadopoulos Josep Piñol David Pyle Jane Reed Neil Roberts Eelco Rohling Iain Stewart Stathis Stiros John Thornes Chronis Tzedakis John Wainwright

Physische Geographie

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Author: Tom L. McKnight,Darrel Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827373366

Category:

Page: 861

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Physical Geography

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Author: David Thomas Ansted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 467

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Exercises in physical geography

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Author: Arthur Newell Strahler,Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471800460

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

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Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.