Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: David John Briggs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0847675203
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Science

This primary text, designed for undergraduate courses, provides a modern approach to the fundamentals of physical geography by linking process, form, and effect. The authors explore the natural world as a series of systems and consider the relationship between the different components of each. They examine, in turn, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, providing a thorough discussion of their composition and the ways in which their interaction forms our global environment. Throughout, the authors demonstrate the role of humanity in influencing the physical environment and the ways in which we are affected by our surroundings. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, and charts, Fundamentals of Physical Geography is an ideal text.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: James Petersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133606536
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Education

Cengage Learning's FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory physical geography courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the relationship between humans and physical geography, and how one impacts the other. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: Arthur H. Doerr
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: UCSD:31822005681218
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Physical geography

[This text] provides an understandable operational framework of our physical world ... This book provides information about the earth and the processes that continue to shape it. The illustrative materials add form, dimension, and interpretation to the face of the land.-Pref.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: Majid Husain
Publisher:
ISBN: 8131602788
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Genre: Science

Physical geography deals with the spatial and temporal characteristics and relationships of all phenomena within the physical environment of Earth. A systematic study of physical geography is of immense help in understanding the numerous environmental challenges of the contemporary period. Earth is a place of great physical and cultural diversity, yet people know little about it. This book explains the spatial dimensions of Earth's natural systems and their processes. Based on India's latest Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) syllabus, the chapters of this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition â?? which is a bestselling introductory textbook in India â?? have been organized in a logical sequence, well suited to the curriculum of established physical geography courses. The text includes many special features that are intended to enhance and clarify students' understanding and mastery of the material. Throughout, the scientific ideas and processes are explained in a simple manner supported by a range of illustrative material including maps, diagrams, and photographs.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: Glenn Trewartha
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 129751503X
Release Date: 2015-08-08
Genre:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Author: M.J. Pidwirny
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1012524966
Release Date: 1996
Genre:

The Fundamentals of Physical Geography Web site was created by Dr. Michael J. Pidwirny of the Department of Geography at Okanagan University College. The site is a complete online text book with eleven chapters, covering topics ranging from maps, energy, hydrology, geology, and much more. Descriptions include links to a terms page, informative illustrations, and photographs. The Online Study Guide is especially helpful, containing a chapter summary; list of key terms; and study questions, problems, and exercises. Although students will surely find this site very helpful, others interested in any of the subjects will also appreciate the clear descriptions and simple navigation the text book provides. [JAB]From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Fundamentals of the Physical Environment

Author: Peter Smithson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135090104
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of the Physical Environment has established itself as a well-respected core introductory book for students of physical geography and the environmental sciences. Taking a systems approach, it demonstrates how the various factors operating at Earth’s surface can and do interact, and how landscape can be used to decipher them. The nature of the earth, its atmosphere and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and key elements of ecosystems are also all explained. The final section on specific environments usefully sets in context the physical processes and human impacts. This fourth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate current thinking and knowledge and includes: a new section on the history and study of physical geography an updated and strengthened chapter on climate change (9) and a strengthened section on the work of the wind a revised chapter (15) on crysosphere systems - glaciers, ice and permafrost a new chapter (23) on the principles of environmental reconstruction a new joint chapter (24) on polar and alpine environments a key new joint chapter (28) on current environmental change and future environments new material on the Earth System and cycling of carbon and nutrients themed boxes highlighting processes, systems, applications, new developments and human impacts a support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415395168 with discussion and essay questions, chapter summaries and extended case studies. Clearly written, well-structured and with over 450 informative colour diagrams and 150 colour photographs, this text provides students with the necessary grounding in fundamental processes whilst linking these to their impact on human society and their application to the science of the environment.

Physical Geography

Author: Richard J. Huggett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415452076
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Physical Geography: The Key Concepts is a thought-provoking and up-to-date introduction to the central ideas and debates within the field. It provides extended definitions of terms that are fundamental to physical geography and its many branches, covering topics such as: biogeography ecology climatology meteorology geomorphology hydrology pedology Complete with informative tables, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading, this is a highly accessible guide for those studying physical geography and related courses.

Physical Geography The Key Concepts

Author: Richard John Huggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134056170
Release Date: 2009-06-26
Genre: History

Physical Geography: The Key Concepts is a thought-provoking and up-to-date introduction to the central ideas and debates within the field. It provides extended definitions of terms that are fundamental to physical geography and its many branches, covering topics such as: biogeography ecology climatology meteorology geomorphology hydrology pedology Complete with informative tables, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading, this is a highly accessible guide for those studying physical geography and related courses.

Fundamentals of Hydrology

Author: Tim Davie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415399869
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

In order to manage the world's increasingly scarce water resources we must have a sound understanding of how water moves around the planet and what influences water quality. Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to this subject and provides real-life examples of water resource management in a changing world. The second edition of this popular book brings the text up-to-date with additional case studies and diagrams and a greater synthesis of water quality with physical hydrology. The chapters on runoff and evaporation have been updated and the final chapter on hydrology in a changing world has more material on water resource management strategies. Additionally the chapter on streamflow analysis now includes a more in-depth section on modelling runoff. The book begins with a comprehensive coverage of precipitation, evaporation, water stored in the ground and as snow and ice, and runoff. These physical hydrological processes show with respect to the fundamental knowledge about the process, its measurement and estimation and how it ties in with water quality. Following this is a section on analyzing streamflow data, including using computer models and combining hydrology and ecology for in-stream flow assessment. A chapter on water quality shows how to measure and estimate it in a variable environment and finishes with a section on pollution treatment. The final chapter brings the text together to discuss water resource management andreal-life issues that are faced by hydrologists in a constantly changing world. Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. This new edition continues to provide an understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources and an up-to-date overview of water resource management in a changing world. Throughout the text, wide-ranging examples and case studies are used to clearly explain ideas and methods. Short chapter summaries, essay questions, guides to further reading and a glossary are also included.

Physical Geography

Author: James F. Petersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305652644
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Education

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.