Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation (7th Edition)

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9780130404688: Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation (7th Edition)

Designed for introductory physical geography courses, this accessible text focuses thematically on landscape appreciation, conveying an understanding of Earth and its physical geography. The book is illustrated with maps, photographs, line and multi-part illustrations, aimed at enabling students to view Earth's features from multiple perspectives to further enhance their understanding of the world around them. Every chapter includes chapter summaries, review questions, and lists of key terms.

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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.

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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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