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: 9781133008354
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Education

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth's physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth's physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline --Geography from a Physical Science perspective, Geography from a Spatial perspective, and Geography from an Environmental perspective. With a focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. The human-environment relationship and the importance of conservation are prevalent themes. This new title offers thorough coverage of physical geography in a concise, well-organized structure, making it feasible to cover all topics in a one-semester course, and approachable for all students, especially those who are new to the concepts presented herein. 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: Glenn Trewartha
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 129751503X
Release Date: 2015-08-08
Genre:

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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: 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: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415232945
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

Fundamentals of the Physical Environmenthas established itself as a highly-respected core introductory textbook for students of physical geography and environmental sciences. The third edition of this popular textbook has been extensively revised to incorporate current thinking and knowledge in the area of physical geography and the environment whilst retaining its basic structure. The nature of Earth and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and elements of ecosystems (soils and vegetation) are all explained. The structure of the book follows that of previous editions but chapters are arranged within new sections entitled Fundamentals, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere and Environments. New illustrations and diagrams have been added in most chapters. Colour has been added in the diagrams to enhance the information displayed. This is particularly useful in maps where tonal variations give a clearer idea of the patterns indicated. Boxes are used extensively to indicate areas of special interest and illustrate key processes, new concepts, developments, applications or human impacts.

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 The Key Concepts

Author: Richard John Huggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203875674
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.

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

Author: James Petersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111427504
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Genre: Science

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Tenth Edition, uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.