Physical Geography of the Global Environment, Study Guide / Edition 2

Physical Geography of the Global Environment, Study Guide / Edition 2

by Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller
     
 

This book addresses critical environmental and natural issues against a background critical of the environmental working of our planet. Throughout, the authors' effective writing style and presentation of material capitalize on the theme of the interaction of humans in the environment.See more details below

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This book addresses critical environmental and natural issues against a background critical of the environmental working of our planet. Throughout, the authors' effective writing style and presentation of material capitalize on the theme of the interaction of humans in the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471116363
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE.

The Planet Earth.

The Earth in the Universe.

ATMOSPHERE AND HYDROSPHERE.

Atmospheric and Surface Temperature.

Air Pressure and Winds.

Weather Systems.

Climate Classification and Regionalization.

Dynamics of Climate Change.

THE BIOSPHERE.

Climate, Soil, Plants, and Animals.

Formation of Soils.

Biogeographic Processes.

The Global Distribution of Plants.

THE RESTLESS CRUST.

Planet Earth in Profile: The Layered Interior.

Minerals and Igneous Rocks.

Plates of the Lithosphere.

Volcanism and Its Landforms.

Earthquakes and Landscapes.

SCULPTING THE SURFACE.

Weathering Processes.

Mass Movements.

Slopes and Streams.

Karst Processes and Landforms.

Coastal Processes.

Physiographic Regions of the United States.

Appendices.

Pronunciation Guide.

Glossary of Terms.

Index.

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