Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide
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BeschreibungAn indispensable guide to the fundamentals of physical geography This latest addition to the Wiley Self-Teaching Guide series offers an easy, enjoyable way to become acquainted with the basics of physical geography. From seasonal changes to coastal processes, from effluvial basins to deep sea fissures, veteran geography teacher Michael Craghan takes readers on a guided tour of the Earths surface, explaining the planets systems and cycles and their complex interactions. Like all books in the series, Physical Geography features numerous quick quizzes and self-tests that help reinforce key ideas, as well as more than 100 specially commissioned illustrations to help clarify difficult concepts. Michael Craghan, PhD (Manasquan, NJ), holds a doctorate in geography and has been teaching in the geography department at Rutgers University since 1995.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Earth and Sun. 2. Insolation and Temperature. 3. The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Water. 4. Pressure and Wind. 5. General Circulation of the Atmosphere. 6. Air Masses and Storms. 7. Climate. 8. Plate Tectonics. 9. Plate Interactions. 10. Volcanoes and Earthquakes. 11. Weathering. 12. Groundwater. 13. Streams. 14. Wind and Ice. 15. Waves and Tides. Appendix 1:The Ancient Explanation of Earth-Sun Relationships. Appendix 2: Coriolis Force. Index.
PortraitMICHAEL CRAGHAN, PhD, holds a doctorate in geography and has been teaching in the geography department at Rutgers University since 1995.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten