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Arbogast, Alan F.
Discovering Physical Geography

2. Edition February 2011
219.- Euro
2011. 672 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-52852-5 - John Wiley & Sons



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Discovering Physical Geography Second Edition is a comprehensive text the covers all the features of the physical landscape essential to an undergraduate physical geography course. The book is written in a conversational writing style that encourages students to find and appreciate features of physical geography in their everyday environments. This book emphasizes human-environmental interactions central to physical geography and incorporates recent research about interconnected systems and global climate change.

The text and media package were created simultaneously by Alan Arbogast, who regularly teaches the physical geography course at Michigan State University.

The media package for Discovering Physical Geography, Second Edition provides a comprehensive suite of animations, simulations and interactivities that help students comprehend important Earth processes. Vivid images, animations, videos, simulations, assessments and virtual field trips all support the narrative material and enable students to interact with key processes and actively participate in visualizations.

With the Discovering Physical Geography media package you get all the resources you need in one place, all organized around the chapters of the textbook. You can choose any combination of resources, or add your own to create highly personal class presentations that truly reflect your passion for physical geography.

From the contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geography.

Chapter 2: The Geographers' Tools.

Chapter 3: Earth-Sun Geometry and the Seasons.

Chapter 4: The Global Energy System.

Chapter 5: Global Temperature Patterns.

Chapter 6: Atmospheric Pressure, Wind, and Global Circulation.

Chapter 7: Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation.

Chapter 8: Air Masses and Cyclonic Weather Systems.

Chapter 9: Global Climates and Global Climate Change.

Chapter 10: Plant Geography.

Chapter 11: The Global Distribution and Character of Soils.

Chapter 12: Earth's Internal Structure, Rock Cycle, and Geologic Time.

Chapter 13: Tectonic Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 14: Weathering and Mass Movements.

Chapter 15: Groundwater and Karst Landscapes.

Chapter 16: Fluvial Systems and Landforms.

Chapter 17: Glacial Geomorphology: Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 18: Arid Landscapes and Eolian Processes.

Chapter 19: Coastal Processes and Landforms.

Chapter 20: Population Growth and Environmental Impacts.

Glossary.

Photo credits.

Index.

 




 

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