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Physical geography : a landscape appreciation

Author: Tom L McKnight; Darrel Hess
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2000.
Series: Virtual field trip edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : Virtual field trip ed., 6th edView all editions and formats
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The only text to focus thematically on landscape appreciation, this best-selling text fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. The text's clear, user-friendly writing style,  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom L McKnight; Darrel Hess
ISBN: 0130202630 9780130202635 0130125911 9780130125910 0130257109 9780130257109
OCLC Number: 43724491
Description: xvii, 604 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disk: Windows 95/98/NT 4.0x; Macintosh Power PC System 7.6.1 or above.
Contents: Introduction to earth --
Portraying earth --
Introduction to the atmosphere --
Isolation and temperature --
Atmospheric pressure and wind --
Atmospheric moisture --
Transient atmospheric flows and disturbances --
Climatic zones and types --
The hydrosphere --
Cycles and patterns in the biosphere --
Terrestrial flora and fauna --
Soils --
Introduction to landform study --
The internal processes --
Preliminaries to erosion: weathering and mass wasting --
The fluvial processes --
Solution processes and karst topography --
The topography of arid lands --
Glacial modification of terrain --
Coastal processes and terrain --
Coastal processes and terrain --
Appendix I: Families of map projections --
Appendix II: Topographic map symbols --
Appendix III: The weather station model --
Appendix IV: Meteorological tables --
Appendix V: The international system of units --
Appendix VI: The soil taxonomy.
Series Title: Virtual field trip edition.
Responsibility: Tom L. McKnight, Darrel Hess.

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