Fundamentals of the Physical Environment

Fundamentals of the Physical Environment

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 644 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 44.45mm | 1,474g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 70 Tables, black and white
  • 0415232937
  • 9780415232937

Table of contents

Part 1 Fundamentals: the physical environment - a starting point; energy and Earth. Part 2 Atmosphere: heat and energy in the atmosphere;4Moisture in the atmosphere; precipitation and evapotranspiration; the atmosphere in motion; weather-forming systems; micro and local climates; climate change. Part 3 Geosphere: Earth's geological structure and processes; the global ocean; rock formation and deformation; denudation, weathering and mass wasting; flowing water in the landscape; ice at the land surface; the work of the wind; the work of the sea. (Part contents).
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'The best text for my first-year physical geography courses for over ten years...The authors are to be complimented on their clear and easy style.' - Chris Young, Christchurch University College, Canterbury

'If this book had been available during my undergraduate years, it would have saved me a lot of time and effort searching for several texts when this one book would have been sufficient...At such a reasonable price, this book is highly recommended for first year undergraduates who require a broad background in this field.' - International Journal of Environmental Education and Information, Vol 17, No.1, Jan 98
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