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Introducing Physical Geography


By: Alan H Strahler(Author)

664 pages, illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Mar 2013 | Edition: 6 | #205160 | ISBN-13: 9781118396209
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About this book

The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography.

New to this edition:
- New media including animations and videos.
- New photos and illustrations.
- Updated data on climate change.
- Eye on the Landscape feature revised and now more enhanced for students.

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Intro Pt 1: Introducing Physical Geography
Intro Pt 2: Tools of Physical Geography

Chapter 1 The Earth as a Rotating Planet
Chapter 2 The Earth’s Global Energy Balance
Chapter 3 Air Temperature
Chapter 4 Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation
Chapter 5 Winds and the Global Circulation
Chapter 6 Weather Systems
Chapter 7 Global Climates
Chapter 8 Biogeographic Processes
Chapter 9 Global Biogeography
Chapter 10 Global Soils
Chapter 11 Earth from Inside Out
Chapter 12 Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Chapter 13 Weathering and Mass Wasting
Chapter 14 Fresh Water of the Continents
Chapter 15 Landforms Made by Running Water
Chapter 16 Landforms Made by Waves and Wind
Chapter 17 Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age

App 1 Climate Definitions and Boundaries
App 2 Conversion Factors
App 3 Topographic Map Symbols

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