An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

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qAn Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment qprovides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - qfundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies.q - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. qAn Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environmentq is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.Australian, North American, South American and Antarctic - as well as numerous smaller plates off South and Central ... Alternatively a mountain belt such as the Alps or Himalayas can be formed. ... 5.4.2 Rates of plate movement Vine and Matthews ( 1 963 ) were the first to calculate both the rate and direction of plateanbsp;...

Title:An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment
Author:Joseph Holden
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2005


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