The seventh edition of this undergraduate text offers a revamped cartographic and illustration program, with some 50 new maps, new climographs, some 70 new color photos, and nearly all photos paired with locator maps to heighten basic geographic literacy. There are new focus boxes on weather satellites and volcanic hazards, and new material has been added to discussions of areas such as geographic information systems, the ozone layer, global warming, gelisols, plate tectonics, and soil creep. The accompanying CD-ROM contains videos and exercises. McKnight is affiliated with the University of California- Los Angeles; Hess is with City College of San Francisco. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Written from a landscape appreciation point of view, but is now balanced by greater focus on Earth processes that underlie the landscape. Illustrations have been completely revised to increase quantity, quality, and utility. The written text has been tightened so that despite a twenty percent increase in the number of illustrations, the text remains the same length.From the Back Cover:
Focusing thematically on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. A clear, user-friendly writing style, superior art program, and abundant learning aids appeal to a wide variety of readers. Chapter topics include an introduction to Earth and atmosphere, insolation and temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, transient atmospheric flows and disturbances, climatic zones and types, the hydrosphere, cycles and patterns in the biosphere, terrestrial flora and fauna, soils, an introduction to landform study, the internal processes, the fluvial processes, the topography of arid lands, glacial modification of terrain, and coastal processes and terrain. For individuals who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of geography.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110130404683