A supplemental text for an introductory physical geography course, showing how principles of physical geography apply to actual situations. Coverage includes population growth and the human condition, the size and shape of the Earth, map projections, remote sensing, climate change, and zoogeography, as well as phenomena such as Iceland's thermal energy, bison populations, and groundwater depletion in the Great Plains. Includes b&w photos and illustrations, and chapter questions and activities. This second edition is updated to reflect new developments in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.