Introducing Physical Geography, 6th Edition

Author: Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118473256

Category: Science

Page: 656

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The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened “Eye on the Landscape” feature and updated data on climate change.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131753044

Category: Science

Page: 762

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The second edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major topics within physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed with a range of in-text features such as case studies and reflective questions to aid study. As well as this, students have access to a rich and extensive range of online support resources such as extra weblinks, fieldwork worksheets, interactive models and new video clips of physical processes in action, all of which will help them achieve success in their Physical Geography course.

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Canadian Edition

Author: Robert W Christopherson,Mary-Louise Byrne,Philip Thomas Giles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133405521

Category: Physical geography

Page: 744

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Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeography does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MasteringGeography, please visitwww.MasteringGeography.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeography by searching for ISBN 10: 0133405524 / ISBN 13: 9780133405521. Respected for its scientific accuracy, currency and thoroughness, and for its integration of high quality figures and photos, Christopherson/Byrne/Giles, Geosystems Fourth Canadian edition is the name you can trust with the content your students will read.

Introducing Physical Geography

Author: Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Overview: The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened "Eye on Global Change" coverage and coverage of the geographer's tool box.

Physical Geography

Author: James F. Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652649

Category: Education

Page: 672

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography

Author: Rebecca Lave,Christine Biermann,Stuart N. Lane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319714619

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

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This handbook is recognition of the need to better integrate physical and human geography. It combines a collection of work and research within the new field of Critical Physical Geography, which gives critical attention to relations of social power with deep knowledge of a particular field of biophysical science. Critical Physical Geography research accords careful attention to biophysical landscapes and the power relations that have increasingly come to shape them, and to the politics of environmental science and the role of biophysical inquiry in promoting social and environmental justice. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography lays out the scope and guiding principles of Critical Physical Geography research. It presents a carefully selected set of empirical work, demonstrating the range and intellectual strength of existing integrative work in geography research. This handbook is the first of its kind to cover this emerging discipline and will be of significant interest to students and academics across the fields of geography, the environment and sustainability.

Introducing Physical Geography, Exercise Manual

Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur Strahler

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471196419

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Put Yourself in the Picture with Our Visualization CD-ROM Studying geography is now easier than ever before with the help of the Visualization 2.0 CD-ROM. The upgraded version of this innovative software, included with this text, includes new animation and graphics that will greatly enhance your understanding of the material presented in the book. You'll be able to learn at your own pace, receive immediate feedback, and repeat demonstrations. The Visualization CD-ROM: * Enables a better understanding of concepts and processes that are important in this course of study, such as the relationship of earth and sun, the development of storms, and the patterns of climate, soils and vegetation. * Complements the textbook with animations and movies for key topics. * Contains a gallery of over 300 captioned photos as well as over 300 illustrations taken from the text. * Gives convenient access to many of the same drawings, diagrams, animations and movies that your instructor will use in the classroom. With the purchase of this book, you'll also be given a password that provides free access to the On-Line Student Companion on the web. This comprehensive study guide lets you take practice quizzes and receive immediate results, run tutorials for selected topics and surf to other relevant web sites. By using the study guide and CD-ROM, you'll begin to understand the world in a whole new way!

A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought

Theories, Philosophies, Methodologies

Author: Pauline Couper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911311

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This ism-busting text is an enormously accessible account of the key philosophical and theoretical ideas that have informed geographical research. It makes abstract ideas explicit and clearly connects it with real practices of geographical research and knowledge. Written with flair and passion, A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought: Explains the key ideas: scientific realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / critical rationalism / Marxism and critical realism/ social constructionism and feminism / phenomenology and post-phenomenology / postmodernism and post-structuralism / complexity / moral philosophy. Uses examples that address both physical geography and human geography. Use a familiar and real-world example - ‘the beach’ - as an entry point to basic questions of philosophy, returning to this to illustrate and to explain the links between philosophy, theory, and methodology. All chapters end with summaries and sources of further reading, a glossary explaining key terms, exercises with commentaries, and web resources of key articles from the journals Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography. A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought is a completely accessible student A-Z of theory and practice for both human and physical geography.

An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

Author: Velvet Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271094

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today’s global world. This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to this vast subject through the lens of geography, the only field with the breadth to consider all of the aspects, activities, and perspectives that constitute tourism.

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

Author: Robert Inkpen,Graham Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136654631

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This accessible and engaging text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching and to a lesser extent research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically empty physical geography. The text challenges the myth that there is a single self-evident scientific method that can, and is, applied in a straightforward manner by physical geographers. It demonstrates the variety of alternative philosophical perspectives and emphasizes the difference that the real world geographical context and the geographer make to the study of environmental phenomenon. This includes a consideration of the dynamic relationship between human and physical geography. Finally, the text demonstrates the relevance of philosophy for both an understanding of published material and for the design and implementation of studies in physical geography. This edition has been fully updated with two new chapters on field studies and modelling, as well as greater discussion of ethical issues and forms of explanation. The book explores key themes such as reconstructing environmental change, species interactions and fluvial geomorphology, and is complimented throughout with case studies to illustrate concepts.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687434

Category: Science

Page: 624

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The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.

Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

Author: Timothy Foresman,Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213599

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Visualizing Physical Geography employs uniquely designed visual pedgagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The 2nd edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student outcomes. The Visualizing approach uses a variety of research-based visuals to engage students so they become active participants in the learning process. Visualizing Physical Geography immerses students in course material through visuals (both in print and rich multimedia resources) while organizing complex processes and related course information into easily digestible segments. Visualizing Physical Geography is a comprehensive, modern book for today's physical geography course. With current examples, thorough coverage of geographers tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content, it is a title that will appeal to a broad range of instructors. The narrative and concepts are tightly linked to visual elements, including practical examples that highlight the relevance of the concepts. Maps are integrated throughout to help reveal patterns or trends. Divergent views and critical thinking are emphasized. Photographs and other visuals are also included to reinforce the concepts.

Fundamentals of the Physical Environment

Fourth Edition

Author: Peter Smithson,Ken Addison,Ken Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090114

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.

Essentials of Physical Geography

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.

Physical Geography

Science and Systems of the Human Environment

Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur Newell Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471657644

Category: Géographie physique

Page: 794

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Offering a fully integrated, systems-based approach to physical geography, the new Third Edition of Alan and Arthur Strahler's highly successful text incorporates relevant and recent developments in the field. The text's accurate and comprehensive coverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary to appreciate 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 after selected chapters. physical geography concepts to the undergraduate students helping them to understand key concepts, which are crucial to further study in the discipline Currency: This title includes the most up-to-date information available. With the growth of remote sensing, GIS, and other geographic techniques, currency in textbooks has become increasingly important Outstanding art programme: The title includes a photographic and illustration programme that is second to none. These visuals are extremely important for helping students comprehend the key scientific concepts in physical geography Critical thinking: The text provides the tools that students need to think critically and scientifically

Geographic Thought

A Critical Introduction

Author: Tim Cresswell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118256484

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography. Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live

Geography

History and Concepts

Author: Arild Holt-Jensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412946506

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Now in a fourth edition, this standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography; now including a detailed explanation of key ideas in human geography's post-modernist and post-structuralist 'turns'. The book is organized into six sections: What is Geography?: an introduction to the discipline, and a discussion of its organization and basic research approaches, informed by the question 'what difference does it make to think geographically?' Foundations of Geography: an examination of geography from Antiquity to the 1950s, with a special focus on human/environment relation. Geography 1950-1980: a critical review of the development of geography as a spatial science. Paradigms and Revolutions: an analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, introducing students to key debates in the philosophy of science. Positivism and its Critics: a detailed discussion of positivism, critical theory, humanistic geography, behavioural geography, and structuralism. New Trends and Ideas developing critical responses: structuration theory, realism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism and actor-network theory. This text explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. Illustrated throughout with research examples and explanations in text boxes, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and a concept glossary, this is the essential student companion to the discipline.

Mountain Geography

Physical and Human Dimensions

Author: Martin F. Price,Alton C. Byers,Donald A. Friend,Thomas Kohler,Larry W. Price

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520956974

Category: Science

Page: 396

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Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance. This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981) is both timely and highly appropriate. The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the mainstream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole. The volume begins with an introduction to how mountains are defined, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters provide an introduction to the human geography of mountains: attitudes toward mountains, people living in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diverse types of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development.

Physical Geography

The Global Environment

Author: Joseph A. Mason,Harm de Blij,James Burt,Peter Muller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190246863

Category: Physical geography

Page: 672

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H. J. de Blij is listed as the first author of the fourth edition.