Physical Geography of the Global Environment

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Devoted to our planet's natural surroundings, emphasizing the growing concern for environmental issues especially in the area of human/environment interactions. Relates physical geography to other natural and physical sciences, introducing system and modeling approaches. Topics run the gamut from clouds, ocean waves, soils and forests to rocks, minerals, deserts and barren wastes. Material is organized into 52 focused units approximately 10-15 pages each. Features a copious amount of photographs and illustrations.

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This text addresses critical environmental and natural issues against a background of the environmental working of our planet. Throughout, the authors' effective writing style and presentation of material capitalize on the theme of the interaction of humans in the environment. This Special Hazards Edition features Earth Magazine articles comprising six case studies of high profile, high interest hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes and El Nino.

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Harm J. de Blij, Michigan State University. Peter O. Muller, University of Miami. Richard S. Williams, Woods Hole Research Center.

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