Physical Geography / Edition 9

Physical Geography / Edition 9

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by Robert E. Gabler, James F. Petersen, L. Michael Trapasso
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495555061

ISBN-13: 9780495555063

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four respected geographers to show how Earth's physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth's physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four respected geographers to show how Earth's physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth's physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text will help you understand how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495555063
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
641
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


1. Physical Geography: Earth Environments and Systems. 2. Representations of Earth. 3. Earth-Sun Relationships and Solar Energy 4. The Atmosphere, Temperature, and the Heat Budget. 5. Atmospheric Pressure, Winds, and Circulation Patterns. 6. Moisture, Condensation, and Precipitation. 7. Air Masses and Weather Systems. 8. Global Climates and Climate Change. 9. Low-Latitude and Arid Climate Regions. 10. Middle-Latitude, Polar, and Highland Climatic Regions. 11. Biogeography. 12. Soils and Soil Development. 13. Earth Structure, Earth Materials, and Plate Tectonics 14. Volcanic and Tectonic Processes and Landforms 15. Weathering and Mass Wasting. 16. Underground Water and Karst Landforms. 17. Fluvial Processes and Landforms. 18. Arid Region and Eolian Processes and Landforms 19. Glacial Systems and Landforms. 20. Coastal Processes and Landforms. Appendix A: SI Units and Unit Conversions. Appendix B: Topographic Maps. Appendix C: Understanding and Recognizing Some Common Rocks.

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