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Physical geography : science and systems of the human environment / Alan Strahler, Arthur Strahler
Bib ID 1725727
Format BookBook
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Strahler, Alan H
 
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Description New York : John Wiley, c1997 
xvi, 637 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 0471112992 (acid-free paper) (cloth)
Full contents
  • Introduction: Spheres, Scales, Systems, and Cycles
  • Pt. I. Weather and Climate Systems. Ch. 1. The Earth as a Rotating Planet. Ch. 2. The Global Energy System. Ch. 3. Air Temperature and Air Temperature Cycles. Ch. 4. Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation. Ch. 5. Winds and the Global Circulation System. Ch. 6. Weather Systems. Ch. 7. The Global Scope of Climate. Ch. 8. Low-Latitude Climates. Ch. 9. Midlatitude and High-Latitude Climates
  • Pt. II. Systems and Cycles of the Solid Earth. Ch. 10. Earth Materials and the Cycle of Rock Change. Ch. 11. The Lithosphere and the Tectonic System. Ch. 12. Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms
  • Pt. III. Systems of Landform Evolution. Ch. 13. Weathering and Mass Wasting. Ch. 14. The Cycling of Water on the Continents. Ch. 15. Fluvial Processes and Landforms. Ch. 16. Landforms and Rock Structure. Ch. 17. The Work of Waves and Wind. Ch. 18. Glacier Systems and the Ice Age
  • Pt. IV. Systems and Cycles of Soils and the Biosphere.
  • Ch. 19. Soil Systems. Ch. 20. Systems and Cycles of the Biosphere. Ch. 21. Global Ecosystems
  • Epilogue: Physical Geography, Environment, and Global Change
  • App. 1. Maps and Mapping
  • App. 2. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • App. 3. The Canadian System of Soil Classification
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Physical geography.
Other authors/contributors Strahler, Arthur Newell, 1918-

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