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Physical geography of the global environment

Author: Harm J De Blij; Peter O Muller; Richard S Williams, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is an introductory physical geography text designed for first or second year undergraduate students of geography, geology and environmental sciences. The volume includes nearly 300 colour  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harm J De Blij; Peter O Muller; Richard S Williams, Jr.
ISBN: 0195160223 9780195160222 0195171144 9780195171143 0195171160 9780195171167
OCLC Number: 52418072
Description: xvii, 702 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A Global Perspective --
1. Introducing Physical Geography --
2. The Planet Earth --
3. Mapping the Earth's Surface --
4. The Earth in the Universe --
5. Earth --
Sun Relationships --
pt. 2. Atmosphere and Hydrosphere --
6. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere --
7. Radiation and the Heat Balance of the Atmosphere --
8. Atmospheric and Surface Temperature --
9. Air Pressure and Winds --
10. Circulation Patterns of the Atmosphere --
11. Hydrosphere: Circulation of the World Ocean --
12. Atmospheric Moisture and the Water Balance --
13. Precipitation, Air Masses, and Fronts --
14. Weather Systems --
15. Weather Tracking and Forecasting --
16. Climate Classification and Regionalization --
17. Tropical (A) and Arid (B) Climates --
18. Humid Mesothermal (C) Climates --
19. Higher Latitude (D, E) and High-Altitude (H) Climates --
20. Dynamics of Climate Change --
21. Human --
Climate Interactions and Impacts --
pt. 3. The Biosphere --
22. Climate, Soil, Plants, and Animals --
23. Formation of Soils --
24. Physical Properties of Soil --
25. Classification and Mapping of Soils --
26. Biogeographic Processes --
27. The Global Distribution of Plants --
28. Zoogeography: Spatial Aspects of Animal Populations --
pt. 4. The Restless Crust --
29. Planet Earth in Profile: The Layered Interior --
30. Minerals and Igneous Rocks --
31. Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks --
32. Plates of the Lithosphere --
33. Plate Movement: Causes and Effects --
34. Volcanism and Its Landforms --
35. Earthquakes and Landscapes --
36. Surface Expressions of Subsurface Structures --
pt. 5. Sculpting the Surface --
37. The Formation of Landscapes and Landforms --
38. Weathering Processes --
39. Mass Movements --
40. Water in the Lithosphere --
41. Slopes and Streams --
42. Degradational Landforms of Stream Erosion --
43. Aggradational Landforms of Stream Erosion --
44. Karst Processes and Landforms --
45. Glacial Degradation and Aggradation --
46. Landforms and Landscapes of Continental Glaciers --
47. Landforms and Landscapes of Mountain Glaciers --
48. Periglacial Environments and Landscapes --
49. Wind as a Geomorphic Agent --
50. Coastal Processes --
51. Coastal Landforms and Landscapes --
52. Physiographic Realms and Regions: The Spatial Variation of Landscapes --
App. A. World Political Map, 2004 --
App. B. SI and Customary Units and Their Conversions.
Responsibility: H.J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, Richard S. Williams, Jr.
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