Physical Geography The Global Environment

ISBN-10: 0195160223

ISBN-13: 9780195160222

Edition: 3rd 2003

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Description: This is an introdutory physical geography text designed for 1st or 2nd year undergraduate students of Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences. A four colour text with a massive visual program that includes nearly 300 colour photgraphs, 300 line drawings and numerous maps and tables.

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Book details

List price: $102.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

Richard Williams is Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Preface
A Global Perspective
Geography
Physical Geography
A Century of Physical Geography
Systems and Models in Physical Geography
Geographic Magnitude
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Sliding Scale
The Planet Earth
Spheres of the Earth System
Hemispheres
Continents and Oceans
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Human Population and Natural Processes
Mapping the Earth''s Surface
The Spherical Earth
Map Projections
Map Interpretation
Evolving Cartographic Technology
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Remote Sensing of the Environment
The Earth in the Universe
The Universe
The Solar System
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Collision!
Earth-Sun Relationships
Earth''s Planetary Motions
Seasonality
Insolation and Its Variation
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Measuring Time on Our Rotating Earth
Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
Contents of the Atmosphere
The Layered Structure of the Atmosphere
Research Frontiers
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Ozone Holes in the Stratosphere
Radiation and the Heat Balance of the Atmosphere
The Radiation Balance
The Heat Balance
Global Distribution of Heat Flows
Perspectives on the Human Environment: The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Atmospheric and Surface Temperature
What is Temperature?
The Vertical Distribution of Temperature
The Horizontal Distribution of Temperature
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Urban Dust Domes and Heating Patterns
Air Pressure and Winds
Atmospheric Pressure
Air Movement in the Atmosphere
Large-and Smaller-Scale Wind Systems
Local Wind Systems
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Air Pressure and Wind in Our Daily Lives
Circulation Patterns of the Atmosphere
A Model of the Surface Circulation
The Actual Surface Circulation Pattern
Secondary Surface Circulation: Monsoonal Windflows
Circulation of the Upper Atmosphere
Perspectives on the Human Environment: The Sailor''s Legacy-Naming the Winds
Hydrosphere: Circulation of the World Ocean
Surface Currents
Generation of Ocean Currents
Flow Behavior of Ocean Currents
Deep-Sea Currents
The Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere System
El Nino-Southern Oscillation
Perspectives on the Human Environment: The North Atlantic Oscillation
Atmospheric Moisture and the Water Balance
Physical Properties of Water
Measuring Water Vapor
The Hydrologic Cycle
Evaporation
Condensation and Clouds
Precipitation
The Surface Water Balance
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Water Usage in the United States
Precipitation, Air Masses, and Fronts
Precipitation-Producing Processes
Convergent-Lifting Precipitation
Convectional Precipitation
Orographic Precipitation
Frontal (Cyclonic) Precipitation
Air Masses in the Atmosphere
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Tornadoes and Their Consequences
Weather Systems
Low-Latitude Weather Systems
Weather Systems of the Middle and Higher Latitudes
Energy and Moisture Within Weather Systems
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Honduras After Hurricane Mitch
Weather Tracking and Forecasting
Weather Data Acquisition
Mapping Weather Data
Weather Forecasting
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Weather Extremes
Climate Classification and Regionalization
Classifying Climates
The Koppen Climate Classification System
The Regional Distribution of Climate Types
Boundaries of Climate Regions
Perspectives on the Human Environment: Climate in Daily Human Terms
Tropical (A) and Arid (B) Climates
The Major Tropical (A) Climates
The Major Arid (B) Climates Perspectives on the Human Environment: Deforestation of the Tropics
Perspectives on the Human
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