Physical Geography / Edition 4

Physical Geography / Edition 4

by Alan H. Strahler, Arthur Strahler
     
 

ISBN-10: 047167950X

ISBN-13: 9780471679509

Pub. Date: 03/11/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by one of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, builds upon the decades of success of Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline. Includes all new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new

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Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by one of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, builds upon the decades of success of Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline. Includes all new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new audience.

The new fourth edition of Introducing Physical Geography, focuses on both content and pedagogy. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena, such as Hurricane Isabel and the recent earthquakes in Turkey. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471679509
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Introducing Physical Geography
1. The Earth as a Rotating Planet
2. The Earth's Global Energy Balance
3. Air Temperature
4. Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation
5. Winds and Global Circulation
6. Weather Systems
7. Global Climates
8. Biogeographic Processes
9. Global Biogeography
10. Global Soils
11. Earth Materials
12. The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics
13. Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms
14. Weathering and Mass Wasting
15. Fresh Water of the Continents
16. Landforms Made by Running Water
17. Landforms and Rock Structure
18. Landforms Made by Wind and Waves
19. Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age
Epilogue: News from the Future
Appendix: The Canadian System of Soil Classification
Glossary
Index
Conversion Factors

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