An Introduction to Earth Environments

Author: Michael John Bradshaw,Ruth Weaver

Publisher: Mosby Elsevier Health Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 640

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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131217614

Category: Science

Page: 664

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"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.
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Author: Robert Gabler,James Petersen,L. Trapasso,Dorothy Sack

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495555061

Category: Science

Page: 672

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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An Introduction to Its Physical and Human Geography

Author: Harm de Blij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 468

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Since the publication of the last edition of this popular book, the world's political geography has changed dramatically. The refugee population has mushroomed. Migrations relocate millions every year. Onslaughts on tropical forests continue and overexploitation threatens maritime resources. This edition has been completely revised to reflect these transformations. The geography dimension has been strengthened through the expansion of material on Earth origins, crustal evolution and erosional processes. Increased attention is given to such topics as climate change, weather extremes, biogeography and resource questions. The second half has been recast, notably in the urban, economic and political chapters. The cartography is totally new and photographs are drawn from the author's field collection. This text includes full-color art and design and is organized into 30 brief eight-to-ten page chapters.
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An Introduction to Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson Education South Asia

ISBN: 9789812474056

Category: Geography

Page: 197

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An Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134051034

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 7150

The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, with new case studies, figures, and online resources such as downloadable figures and tables from the text and multiple choice questions for students, accessible at: www.routledge.com/cw/middleton. New topics covered in extended boxed case studies include payment for environmental services, ocean acidification, biofuels in Brazil, waste reduction through industrial symbiosis, and the long-term impact of natural disasters on vulnerable groups. Other approaches and concepts covered for the first time in this new edition include traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, the ‘resource curse’, and urban biodiversity. Eighteen chapters on key issues follow three initial chapters which outline the background contexts of the physical and human environments and the concept of sustainable development. Each chapter provides historical context for key issues, outlines why they have arisen, and highlights areas of controversy and uncertainty to appraise how issues can be resolved both technically and in political and economic frameworks. Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. The text can be read in its entirety or individual chapters adopted as standalone reading. The Global Casino is an essential resource for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.
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An Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444169823

Category: Science

Page: 512

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he Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.
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An Introduction to Applied Climatology

Author: John E. Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 517

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Climate and environment. Climate, man, and mans activities. Climates of the past and climatic change.
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Principles and Practice : an Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415182683

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Offering an introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography, this text provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.
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Author: Peter Smithson,Kenneth Addison,Kenneth Atkinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415232944

Category: Science

Page: 627

View: 2158

Fundamentals of the Physical Environmenthas established itself as a highly-respected core introductory textbook for students of physical geography and environmental sciences. The third edition of this popular textbook has been extensively revised to incorporate current thinking and knowledge in the area of physical geography and the environment whilst retaining its basic structure. The nature of Earth and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and elements of ecosystems (soils and vegetation) are all explained. The structure of the book follows that of previous editions but chapters are arranged within new sections entitled Fundamentals, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere and Environments. New illustrations and diagrams have been added in most chapters. Colour has been added in the diagrams to enhance the information displayed. This is particularly useful in maps where tonal variations give a clearer idea of the patterns indicated. Boxes are used extensively to indicate areas of special interest and illustrate key processes, new concepts, developments, applications or human impacts.
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An Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340809495

Category: Science

Page: 435

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'The Global Casino' is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, a new emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies. Particularly useful new features for students include a chapter-by-chapter set of exercises, essay questions and topics for discussion, as well as an expanded glossary. The ever-popular lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. This textbook will be an essential course companion for students of the environment, geography and the earth sciences.
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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727108

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 8393

Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: atmosphere, weather and climate systems the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary climate change plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and soils the role of water and ice in shaping the landscape and impacting human activity the patterns of plant and animal life and human impacts upon them. The book features diagrams, maps and a glossary to aid understanding of key ideas and suggestions for further reading to allow readers to develop their interest in the subject – making Physical Geography: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of geography and the environment.
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Author: Daniel Montello,Paul Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271919

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent" - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.
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Author: Velvet Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442210737

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 7957

This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to the vast and diverse subject of tourism through the lens of geography. Indeed, geography and tourism have always been interconnected, and Velvet Nelson draws on human and physical geography to interpret all facets of tourism—economic, social, and environmental. She shows how geography provides the tools and concepts to consider both the positive and negative factors that affect tourists and destinations, as well as the effects tourism has on both peoples and places. Her thematic approach uses real-world case studies, based on research and on the experiences of tourists themselves, to vividly illustrate key issues. This comprehensive introduction will enhance students’ understanding of geographic concepts and how they can be used as a way of viewing and understanding the world.
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A Human Bio-geography of Wheat

Author: Lesley Head,Jennifer Atchison,Alison Gates

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409437876

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Theoretically, this book develops new insights by bringing together human geography, biogeography and archaeology to provide a long term perspective on human-wheat relations. Although the relational, more-than-human turn in the social sciences has seen a number of plant-related studies, these have not yet fully engaged with the question of what it means to be a plant. The book draws on diverse literatures to tackle this question, advancing thinking about how plants act in their worlds, and how we can better understand our shared worlds.
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Author: Robert Gabler,James Petersen,L. Trapasso

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495011940

Category: Science

Page: 688

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ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to help bridge the gap between scientific theory, practical application, and the human-environmental interface. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline--Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among systems, the text helps students understand how the various systems interrelate like never before. The eighth edition features Physical GeographyNow the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. Physical GeographyNow uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: James Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 111142750X

Category: Science

Page: 672

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Tenth Edition, uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: David John Briggs,Peter Smithson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675203

Category: Science

Page: 558

View: 8417

This primary text, designed for undergraduate courses, provides a modern approach to the fundamentals of physical geography by linking process, form, and effect. The authors explore the natural world as a series of systems and consider the relationship between the different components of each. They examine, in turn, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, providing a thorough discussion of their composition and the ways in which their interaction forms our global environment. Throughout, the authors demonstrate the role of humanity in influencing the physical environment and the ways in which we are affected by our surroundings. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, and charts, Fundamentals of Physical Geography is an ideal text.
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Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825281590

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Jetzt durchgehend farbig gestaltet! Dieses Lehrbuch zur Physical Geography erschien erstmals vor vier Jahrzehnten und gilt seither, auch außerhalb des englischen Sprachraums, als eines der führenden Studienbücher der Physischen Geographie. Nun wurde das bewährte Lehrbuch komplett neu bearbeitet. Diese 4. Auflage der Physischen Geographie führt die Stärken der vorhergehenden Auflagen fort und enthält zahlreiche Neuerungen: Text und Abbildungen sind aktualisiert und viele neue Inhalte sind hinzugekommen. Erweitert sind auch die Abschnitte über Umwelt und Naturschätze mit Themen wie geothermale Energiequellen, Erdbeben als Umweltrisiken oder die grüne Revolution. Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Erde als rotierender Planet - Die globale Energiebilanz - Lufttemperatur - Luftfeuchtigkeit und Niederschlag - Winde und globale Zirkulation - Globale Klimasysteme - Biogeographische Prozesse - Die Vegetationszonen der Erde - Böden der Welt - Gesteine und Minerale - Lithosphäre und Plattentektonik - Vulkanisch und tektonisch bedingte Oberflächenformen - Verwitterung, Massenbewegungen und periglaziale Prozesse - Das Süßwasser der Kontinente - Fluviale Geomorphodynamik - Oberflächenformen und Gesteinsstruktur - Küsten - Eiszeiten und glaziale Landschaften
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