9780321677341

McKnight's Physical Geography : A Landscape Appreciation

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321677341

  • ISBN 10:

    032167734X

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/03/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Carrying forth Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of readers. This edition includes thoroughly updated content and introduces renowned illustrator Dennis Tasa - yet it maintains the proven approach first presented by McKnight more than two decades ago. Introduction to Earth; Portraying Earth; Introduction to the Atmosphere; Insolation and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure and Wind; Atmospheric Moisture; Atmospheric Disturbances; Climate and Climate Change; The Hydrosphere; Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere; Terrestrial Flora and Fauna; Soils; Introduction to Landform Study; The Internal Processes; Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and Mass Wasting; Fluvial Processes; Solution Processes and Karst Topography; The Topography of Arid Lands; Glacial Modification of Terrain; Coastal Processes and Terrain. A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about physical geography.

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