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Living Physical Geography
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LIVING PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

PAPERBACK BY GERVAIS, BRUCE

£50.99

ISBN
9781464106644
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W.H.FREEMAN & CO LTD
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W.H.FREEMAN & CO LTD
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
704 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
17 MAR 2015

DESCRIPTION

Bruce Gervais' new text offers a fresh approach to the study of physical geography, combining print and digital media to create a scientifically substantive work that is written for students. Living Physical Geography focuses on human-physical geography interactions, using pedagogical features in the textbook and online to create a modern synthesis of the science of physical geography. Each of the four major parts in Living Physical Geography is identified by energy flows within Earth's physical systems. Additionally, landscape analysis underpins the body of the text. Step-by-step examples are used to illustrate how landforms and systems develop, evolve, and change through time. Living Physical Geography is accompanied by its own dedicated version of W.H. Freeman's breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad. LaunchPad offers acclaimed media content, curated and organized for easy assignability and presented in an intuitive interface that combines power and simplicity. What's in the LaunchPad

CONTENTS

The Geographer's Toolkit This Introduction Covers The Traditional And Modern Tools And Foundational Concepts In Wide Use In Geography. PART I: ATMOSPHERIC SYSTEMS: WEATHER AND CLIMATE Part I Explores How Solar Energy In The Atmosphere Creates Atmospheric Phenomena And Organized Systems. One Chapter Is Devoted To The Topic Of Climate Change. 1. Portrait Of The Atmosphere 2. Seasons And Solar Energy 3. Water In The Atmosphere 4. Atmospheric Circulation And Wind Systems 5. The Restless Sky: Storm Systems And El Nino 6. The Changing Climate PART II: THE BIOSPHERE AND THE GEOGRAPHY OF LIFE Part II Is Contextualized Around Solar Energy's Work In The Biosphere. Major Ecological Units And Human Modification Of The Biosphere Are Emphasized. One Chapter Is Devoted To Marine Ecosystems. 7. Patterns Of Life: Biogeography 8. Climate And Life: Biomes 9. Soil And Water Resources 10. The Living Hydrosphere: Ocean Ecosystems PART III: TECTONIC SYSTEMS: BUILDING THE LITHOSPHERE Part III Explores Uplift And Building Topographic Relief Via Geothermal Energy. 11. Earth History, Earth Interior 12. Drifting Continents: Plate Tectonics 13. Building The Crust With Rocks 14. Geohazards: Volcanoes And Earthquakes PART IV: EROSION AND DEPOSITION: SCULPTING THE EARTH Part IV Examines The Work Of Solar Energy, Water, Chemical Reactions, And Gravity In Grading The Earth's Surface. 15. Weathering And Mass Movement 16. Flowing Water: Fluvial Systems 17. The Work Of Ice: The Cryosphere And Glacial Landforms 18. Water, Wind, And Time: Desert Landforms 19. The Work Of Waves: Coastal Landforms