Fourth Edition

Author: Peter Smithson,Ken Addison,Ken Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090106

Category: Science

Page: 776

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Fundamentals of the Physical Environment has established itself as a well-respected core introductory book for students of physical geography and the environmental sciences. Taking a systems approach, it demonstrates how the various factors operating at Earth’s surface can and do interact, and how landscape can be used to decipher them. The nature of the earth, its atmosphere and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and key elements of ecosystems are also all explained. The final section on specific environments usefully sets in context the physical processes and human impacts. This fourth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate current thinking and knowledge and includes: a new section on the history and study of physical geography an updated and strengthened chapter on climate change (9) and a strengthened section on the work of the wind a revised chapter (15) on crysosphere systems - glaciers, ice and permafrost a new chapter (23) on the principles of environmental reconstruction a new joint chapter (24) on polar and alpine environments a key new joint chapter (28) on current environmental change and future environments new material on the Earth System and cycling of carbon and nutrients themed boxes highlighting processes, systems, applications, new developments and human impacts a support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415395168 with discussion and essay questions, chapter summaries and extended case studies. Clearly written, well-structured and with over 450 informative colour diagrams and 150 colour photographs, this text provides students with the necessary grounding in fundamental processes whilst linking these to their impact on human society and their application to the science of the environment.
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Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 6005

Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.
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Author: Stewart Campbell,D. Q. Bowen,Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 9811

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Received by the British Library Lending Division, Including Material from the Republic of Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 2248

Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.
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An Integrated Approach

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174447061

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

View: 993

Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes - Weathering and slopes - Glaciation - Coasts - Deserts - Weather and climate - Soils - Biogepgraphy - Population - Urbanisation - Farming and food supply - Rural land use - Energy resources - Manufacturing industries - Transport and interdependence - World development.
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The First Hundred Years 1893-1993

Author: William George Victor Balchin

Publisher: Geographical Association

ISBN: 9780948512575

Category: Science

Page: 113

View: 5876

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Author: David K. C. Jones,E Mark Lee

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landslide hazard analysis

Page: 361

View: 4005

Landsliding in Great Britain, 1995
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memoir for 1:50 000 geological sheet 38 (England and Wales)

Author: D. Millward,P. M. Allen,British Geological Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780118845472

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 6878

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Transactions of the British Cave Research Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caves

Page: N.A

View: 9463

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Author: Yorkshire Geological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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Author: Frank Ahnert

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825281035

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 2305

Das Buch erklärt die Oberflächenformen der Erde als Resultat der Prozesse ihrer Entstehung und Veränderung. Vielfältige funktionale Rückkopplungen zwischen Formen, Prozessen, geologischer Struktur und Gesteinsmaterial steuern dabei die Entwicklung geomorphologischer Systeme in allen Größenordnungen. Ergebnisse der empirischen Geländeforschung werden mit theoretischen Modellen der Formenentwicklung verknüpft. Die vorliegende vierte Auflage ist überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Aus dem Inhalt: • endogene und exogene Prozessresponssysteme • Gesteinsarten und Verwitterung • Denudation und Hangentwicklung • fluviale Formenentwicklung • Zusammenwirken von Flussarbeit und Hangentwicklung • Rumpfflächen, Pedimente und Inselberge • strukturbedingte Landformen • vulkanische Landformen • Karstformen • das glaziale System • das litorale System
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