Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation / Edition 6

Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation / Edition 6

by Tom L. L. McKnight, Tom L. McKnight, Darrel Hess
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0139504451

ISBN-13: 9780139504457

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Carrying forthTom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. Updates and expands coverage of global environmental change, including a new

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Carrying forthTom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. Updates and expands coverage of global environmental change, including a new section on measuring and understanding climate change. Expands section on human alteration of the atmosphere, including ozone depletion and air pollution. Expands sections on tsunamis and human modification of shorelines. A useful reference for anyone interested in physical geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780139504457
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Earth
2. Portraying Earth
3. Introduction to the Atmosphere
4. Insolation and Temperature
5. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
6. Atmospheric Moisture
7. Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances
8. Climatic Zones and Types
9. The Hydrosphere
10. Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere
11. Terrestrial Flora and Fauna
12. Soils
13. Introduction to Landform Study
14. The Internal Processes
15. Weathering and Mass Wasting
16. The Fluvial Processes
17. Solution Processes and Karst Topography
18. The Topography of Arid Lands
19. Glacial Modification of Terrain
20. Coastal Processes and Terrain
Appendix 1. The International System of Units (SI)
Appendix 2. U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps
Appendix 3. Meteorological Tables Appendix 4- The Weather Station Model

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