An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292083611
Category: Science
Page: 840
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This highly respected and best-selling textbook provides an accessible, engaging and comprehensive introduction to the major topics within physical geography. It focuses on understanding the inter-linkages between processes, places and environments and is comprehensively illustrated to demonstrate how the physical environment works. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been thoroughly updated throughout to contain the latest research. Between them, the contributors have researched in detail every environment on the planet, providing an unrivalled source of rich information from around the world for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in the field of physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is accompanied by a rich and extensive range of electronic support resources including updated weblinks relevant for each chapter, an extended and annotated further reading list for each chapter, multiple choice questions, fieldwork exercises and interactive models.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292083575
Category: Environmental sciences
Page: 840
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An introduction to the major subjects of physical geography, this volume seeks to offer a baseline understanding of the environmental forces that have shaped, & continue to shape, the world in which we live. Each chapter is written by an expert in the given field.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273740873
Category: Science
Page: 904
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This highly respected and best-selling textbook provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the major topics within physical geography. It focuses on understanding the inter-linkages between processes, places and environments and is fully illustrated to demonstrate how the physical environment works. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is accompanied by a rich and extensive range of electronic support resources including updated weblinks relevant for each chapter, multiple choice questions, fieldwork exercises, interactive models and video clips. The text is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in the field of physical geography.

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

Author: Daniel Montello,Paul Sutton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291219
Category: Reference
Page: 328
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"Covers a broad range of subjects that undergraduates in the discipline should be familiar and comfortable with upon graduation. From chapters on the scientific method and fundamental research concepts, to experimental design, sampling and statistical analysis, the text offers an excellent introduction to the key concepts of geographical research. The content is applicable for students at the beginning of their studies right through to planning and conducting dissertations. The book has also been of particular support in designing my level 1 and 2 tutorials which cover similar ground to several of the chapters." - Joseph Mallalieu, School of Geography, Leeds University "Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent." - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues
Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415826624
Category: Nature
Page: 614
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The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, with new case studies, figures, and online resources such as downloadable figures and tables from the text and multiple choice questions for students, accessible at: New topics covered in extended boxed case studies include payment for environmental services, ocean acidification, biofuels in Brazil, waste reduction through industrial symbiosis, and the long-term impact of natural disasters on vulnerable groups. Other approaches and concepts covered for the first time in this new edition include traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, the 'resource curse', and urban biodiversity. Eighteen chapters on key issues follow three initial chapters which outline the background contexts of the physical and human environments and the concept of sustainable development. Each chapter provides historical context for key issues, outlines why they have arisen, and highlights areas of controversy and uncertainty to appraise how issues can be resolved both technically and in political and economic frameworks. Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. The text can be read in its entirety or individual chapters adopted as standalone reading. The Global Casino is an essential resource for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.

Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science

Author: Richard Harris,Claire Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904400
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Statistics are important tools for validating theory, making predictions and engaging in policy research. They help to provide informed commentary about social and environmental issues, and to make the case for change. Knowledge of statistics is therefore a necessary skill for any student of geography or environmental science. This textbook is aimed at students on a degree course taking a module in statistics for the first time. It focuses on analysing, exploring and making sense of data in areas of core interest to physical and human geographers, and to environmental scientists. It covers the subject in a broadly conventional way from descriptive statistics, through inferential statistics to relational statistics but does so with an emphasis on applied data analysis throughout.

Fundamentals of the Physical Environment

Author: Peter Smithson,Kenneth Addison,Kenneth Atkinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415232944
Category: Science
Page: 627
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Fundamentals of the Physical Environmenthas established itself as a highly-respected core introductory textbook for students of physical geography and environmental sciences. 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. The nature of Earth and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and elements of ecosystems (soils and vegetation) are all explained. The structure of the book follows that of previous editions but chapters are arranged within new sections entitled Fundamentals, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere and Environments. New illustrations and diagrams have been added in most chapters. Colour has been added in the diagrams to enhance the information displayed. This is particularly useful in maps where tonal variations give a clearer idea of the patterns indicated. Boxes are used extensively to indicate areas of special interest and illustrate key processes, new concepts, developments, applications or human impacts.

People and Nature

An Introduction to Human Ecological Relations
Author: Emilio F. Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154616
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction to ecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations between human communities and nature. Written by a noted anthropologist, geographer, and environmental scientist. Reviews the evolution of human interactions with the natural world---drawing from anthropology and geography. Explores those aspects of human ecological relations that seem to account for the greater connectedness of certain societies to their physical environment. Offers a vision for improved relations between humans and nature.

Valuepack:an Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment/an Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century/Mapping Ways of Representing the World
Author: Joseph Holden,Peter Daniels,Michael Bradshaw,Denis Shaw,James Sidaway,Danny Dorling,David Fairbairn
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781405888080
Page: N.A
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An Introduction to Physical Geography and Environment, 1/e In full colour with a truly global focus, Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed to actively engage students through a broad and deep presentation of the subject. Richly supported by vivid illustrations and case studies drawn from Europe and the wider world, it encourages students to understand the processes at work in physical geography and to consider contemporary environmental problems. An Introduction to Human Georgraphy: Issues for the 21st Century, 2/e An Introduction to Human Geography presents comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of human geography. Providing a rich overview of the major topics including population, resources, the economy, citizenship, culture and globalisation, each chapter is written by an expert in the field, offering a unique, engaging and relevant perspective to the subject. Mapping Ways of Representing the World, 1/e Illustrates how maps tell us as much about the people and the powers which create them, as about the places they show.Presents historical and contemporary evidence of how the human urge to describe, understand and control the world is presented through the medium of mapping, together with the individual and environmental constraints of the creator of the map

An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography

Local Dynamics and Global Processes
Author: William G. Moseley,Eric Perramond,Holly M. Hapke,Paul Laris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118241053
Category: Science
Page: 416
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This introductory level text explores various theoretical approaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how local dynamics and global processes influence how we interact with our environments. Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmental geography and science Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field, along with major thematic issues such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationships between humans and their environment across geographical locations around the world Includes a variety of real-world policy questions and emphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work by featuring prominent nature-society geographers in guest field notes

Introduction to Geography

People, Places, and Environment
Author: Carl H. Dahlman,Carl T. Dahlman,William H. Renwick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292061269
Category: Geography
Page: 576
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Introduction to Geography: People, Places, & Environment, Sixth Edition introduces students to the major tools, techniques, and methodological approaches of the discipline through new applied and visual features that engage students and reinforce real-world connections. The authors emphasize the integration of various aspects of geographic processes and systems by discussing what happens in one set of geographic processes and how that affects others. For example, what happens in economic systems affects environmental conditions; what happens to climate affects political dynamics.

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

Author: Julian E. Andrews,Peter Brimblecombe,Tim D. Jickells,Peter S. Liss,Brian Reid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685474
Category: Science
Page: 320
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This introductory text explains the fundamentals of the chemistry of the natural environment and the effects of mankind's activities on the earth's chemical systems. Retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemical processes operate over a variety of scales in time and space, and how the effects of human perturbation can be measured. Topics range from familiar global issues such as atmospheric pollution and its effect on global warming and ozone destruction, to microbiological processes that cause pollution of drinking water deltas. Contains sections and information boxes that explain the basic chemistry underpinning the subject covered. Each chapter contains a list of further reading on the subject area. Updated case studies. No prior chemistry knowledge required. Suitable for introductory level courses.

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

Author: Robert Inkpen,Graham Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136654631
Category: Education
Page: 256
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This accessible and engaging text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching and to a lesser extent research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically empty physical geography. The text challenges the myth that there is a single self-evident scientific method that can, and is, applied in a straightforward manner by physical geographers. It demonstrates the variety of alternative philosophical perspectives and emphasizes the difference that the real world geographical context and the geographer make to the study of environmental phenomenon. This includes a consideration of the dynamic relationship between human and physical geography. Finally, the text demonstrates the relevance of philosophy for both an understanding of published material and for the design and implementation of studies in physical geography. This edition has been fully updated with two new chapters on field studies and modelling, as well as greater discussion of ethical issues and forms of explanation. The book explores key themes such as reconstructing environmental change, species interactions and fluvial geomorphology, and is complimented throughout with case studies to illustrate concepts.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687434
Category: Science
Page: 624
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The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.


An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Canadian Edition
Author: Robert W Christopherson,Mary-Louise Byrne,Philip Thomas Giles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780133405521
Category: Physical geography
Page: 744
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Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeography does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MasteringGeography, please or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeography by searching for ISBN 10: 0133405524 / ISBN 13: 9780133405521. Respected for its scientific accuracy, currency and thoroughness, and for its integration of high quality figures and photos, Christopherson/Byrne/Giles, Geosystems Fourth Canadian edition is the name you can trust with the content your students will read.

Environment and Society

A Critical Introduction
Author: Paul Robbins,John Hintz,Sarah A. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451562
Category: Science
Page: 350
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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

Toward a Sustainable Future
Author: Lisa Benton-Short,John Rennie Short,Chris Mayda
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227719X
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this text offers a comprehensive discussion of the physical and human geography of the United States and Canada, weaving in the key themes of environment and sustainability throughout.

Physical Geography

Made Simple
Author: Richard H. Bryant
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483278476
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Physical Geography Made Simple focuses on developments in physical geography, including advancements in the study of landforms, weather, climate, water, soils, plants, and animals. The book first offers information on rocks and relief, weathering, slopes, and rivers and drainage basins. Topics include rock structures and landforms, crustal structure and movement, physical and chemical weathering, measurement and description of slopes, and transport, erosion, and deposition. The manuscript then ponders on glacial and periglacial landforms and desert and uropical landforms. The publication takes a look at coastal features, landscape development, and the atmosphere and its energy. The manuscript also elaborates on moisture in the atmosphere, air motion, general circulation, and weather. Discussions focus on fronts, weather prediction, planetary wind belts, pressure variations, upper air motion, adiabatic processes, and evaporation and condensation. The text is a valuable reference for geographers and readers interested in physical geography.

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Physical and Human Perspectives
Author: Martin Bell,M.J.C. Walker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904788
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone. Taking an ecological approach, the authors cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial environment.