Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment

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Offering a fully integrated, systems-based approach to physicalgeography, the new Third Edition of Alan and Arthur Strahler'shighly successful text incorporates relevant and recentdevelopments in the field. The text's accurate and comprehensivecoverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary toappreciate how humans are changing, and are changed by, the Earth.This edition has a new emphasis on global change, remote sensing,and tools in geography as "Interchapter Features" located afterselected chapters.
* Accuracy: This text has been praised for its accuracy inconveying key physical geography concepts to the undergraduatestudents helping them to understand key concepts, which are crucialto further study in the discipline
* Currency: This title includes the most up-to-date informationavailable. With the growth of remote sensing, GIS, and othergeographic techniques, currency in textbooks has becomeincreasingly important
* Outstanding art programme: The title includes a photographic andillustration programme that is second to none. These visuals areextremely important for helping students comprehend the keyscientific concepts in physical geography
* Critical thinking: The text provides the tools that students needto think critically and scientifically

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This physical geography text has a truly integrated systems-based approach. It emphasizes the environmental issues of global change which is one of the hottest areas in the discipline. Plus, the book contains many examples that demonstrate the effects of global change. This book provides comprehensive coverage of physical geography, including complete coverage of paraglacial phenomenon. Quantitative approaches and techniques are included to demonstrate application. Contains a remarkable art program, in magazine style, includes numerous maps, color drawings, and photographs from the author's collections.

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Experience the breadth and depth of Strahler and the beauty ofEarth from Above!

A dromedary caravan sets out across the undulating dunes of theSahara near Nouakchott, Mauritania. In this extreme environment,these animals play a vital role. Can you imagine a more fascinatingjourney?

Taken by acclaimed photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, thisextraordinary scene is just one of many captivating images of theEarth from Aboveproject.

Now, the new Third Edition of the Strahlers’ PhysicalGeography features Earth from Above images! Each partand chapter opens with an Earth from Above photoillustrating Photographer Bertrand's unique perspective on thelandscape as seen from a low-flying aircraft. This strikingcollection of special images captures the full glory and diversityof the Earth's environments. From equatorial rainforests to theglaciers of Mount Everest, you see the stunning beauty and patternof the Earth as you read this book. And, with expanded Eye on theLandscape features, you interact with these and other photos todevelop the skills needed to look at the landscape in an informedway.

Other Features

  • Expanded treatment of global change topics, including new Eyeon Global Change features that show how our environment ischanging.
  • Added "showcase" photo spreads that let you view and comparephotos on the same topic.
  • New A Closer Look features that enhance the coverage of anumber of topics, including discussions of global change, currentenvironmental events, and natural hazards.
  • More Focus on Remote Sensing features that illustrate how thelatest satellite technology is used to learn more about theEarth.
  • A consistent approach to Earth systems, with an emphasis on theintegration of topics.
  • offers a rich electronic medium for exploring the core conceptsof physical geography and the tools geographers use to answergeographic questions.

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