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Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment

By: Alan H Strahler

794 pages, Maps, col photos, figs, illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 3 | #169974 | ISBN: 0471480533
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Offering a fully integrated, systems-based approach to physical geography, the new Third Edition of Alan and Arthur Strahler's highly successful text incorporates relevant and recent developments in the field. The text's accurate and comprehensive coverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary to appreciate how humans are changing, and are changed by, the Earth. This edition has a new emphasis on global change, remote sensing, and tools in geography as "Interchapter Features" located after selected chapters.

...has been a standard book in geography departments for many years. (Times Higher Education Supplement, 27th May 2005)


Part I: Introduction1: Introducing Physical Geography2: Spheres, Scales, Systems, and CyclesPart II: Weather and Climate Systems3: The Earth as a Rotating Planet4: The Global Energy System5: Air Temperature and Air Temperature Cycles6: Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation7: Winds and the Global Circulation System8: Weather Systems9: The Global Scope of Climate10: Low-Latitude Climates11: Midlatitude and High-Latitude ClimatesPart III: Systems and Cycles of the Solid Earth12: Earth Materials and the Cycle of Rock Change13: The Lithosphere and the Tectonic System14: Volcanic and Tectonic LandformsPart IV: Systems of Landform Evolution15: Weathering and Mass Wasting16: The Cycling of Water on the Continents17: Fluvial Processes and Landforms18: Landforms and Rock Structure19: The Work of Waves and Wind20: Glacier Systems and the Ice AgePart V: Systems and Cycles of Soils and the Biosphere21: Soil Systems22: Systems and Cycles of the Biosphere23: Biogeographical Processes24: Global EcosystemsAppendix 1: The Canadian System of Soil ClassificationAppendix 2: Climate Definitions and BoundariesProblem AnswersGlossaryPhoto CreditsConversion FactorsIndex Endpapers

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