The book is a comprehensive text that builds upon the decades of success of the author, who is one of the foremost geographers in the world. This new fifth edition includes all new sections with the capabilities of connecting to multimedia and covers new updates to the subject area. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena relating to the global changes.
Introducing Physical Geography.The Earth as a Rotating Planet.The Earth's Global Energy Balance.Air Temperature and Air Temperature Cycles.Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation.Winds and Global Circulation.Weather Systems.Global Climates. Biogeography.Global Ecosystems.Global Soils.Earth Materials.The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics.Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms.Weathering and Mass Wasting.Fresh Water of the Continents.Landforms Made by Running Water.Landforms and Rock Structure.Landforms Made by Waves and Wind.Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age.News from the Future.Appendix.Glossary.Photo Credits.Index.Conversion Factors.Relief Surface of the Earth.Topographic Map Symbols.
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