Applied Physical Geography

Applied Physical Geography : Geosystems in the Laboratory

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Ideal for use with any text on Physical Geography, this laboratory manual contains step-by-step exercises that help students apply essential geographic principles, methods, and tools to better understand Earth and its systems. Organization of each lab exercise chapter entails an introduction, key terms and concepts listing, objectives of the chapter, and a listing of materials and sources needed to complete the exercises. The initial laboratory exercise is called the Prologue Lab and is unique to this manual. The assignments in the Prologue are meant to span the entire term and will provide students with the tools of spatial analysis that are at the core of geography.
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  • Paperback
  • 215.9 x 273.05 x 25.4mm | 680.39g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130113247
  • 9780130113245

Table of contents

LABORATORY EXERCISES. 1. Geographical Grid: Latitude, Longitude, and Time. 2. Directions and Compass Readings. 3. Map Projections, Map Reading, and Interpretation. 4. Contours and Topographic Maps. 5. Earth-Sun Relationships, Insolation, and Seasons. 6. Temperature Concepts and Patterns. 7. Earth's Atmosphere: Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns. 8. Atmospheric Humidity, Stability, and Adiabatic Processes. 9. Weather Maps. 10. Water Balance and Water Resources. 11. Global Climate Systems. 12. Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns and Volcanism. 13. Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events. 14. Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology. 15. Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology. 16. Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology. 17. Topographic Analysis: Karst landscapes. 18. Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems. Appendix A: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Glossary. Twelve Topographic Maps. Blank Graph Paper.
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