×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1
     

Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1

by Michael Craghan
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0471445665

ISBN-13: 9780471445661

Pub. Date: 09/19/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Learn physical geography at your own pace

What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of how our planet

Overview

Learn physical geography at your own pace

What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of how our planet operates.

Veteran geography teacher Michael Craghan takes you on a guided tour of Earth's surface, explaining our planet's systems and cycles and their complex interactions step by step. From seasonal changes to coastal processes, from effluvial basins to deep sea fissures, Craghan puts the emphasis on comprehension of the topics. He also includes more than 100 specially commissioned illustrations and 50 photographs to help clarify difficult concepts. The clearly structured format of Physical Geography makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview for everyone from the student to the amateur geographer to the hobbyist.

Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Physical Geography allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of physical geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471445661
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/19/2003
Series:
Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series , #184
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
168,782
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Earth and Sun.

2. Insolation and Temperature.

3. The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Water.

4. Pressure and Wind.

5. General Circulation of the Atmosphere.

6. Air Masses and Storms.

7. Climate.

8. Plate Tectonics.

9. Plate Interactions.

10. Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

11. Weathering.

12. Groundwater.

13. Streams.

14. Wind and Ice.

15. Waves and Tides.

Appendix 1:The Ancient Explanation of Earth–Sun Relationships.

Appendix 2: Coriolis Force.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews