|Arbogast, Alan F.|
Discovering Physical Geography
2011. 672 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-52852-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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 Geographer's 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