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- ISBN: 9780321820433 | 0321820436
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/3/2013
Continuing Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, Darrel Hess offers a broad survey of all of the physical processes and spatial patterns that create Earth's physical landscape. McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciationprovides a clear writing style, superior art program, and approach that appeal to a wide variety of readers. This new edition offers a truly meaningful integration of visualization, technology, the latest applied science, and new pedagogy,providing essential tools and opportunities to teach and engage students in these processes and patterns. It is now available with MasteringGeography™; the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. Introduction to Earth, Portraying Earth, Introduction to the Atmosphere, Insolation and Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure and Wind, Atmospheric Moisture, Atmospheric Disturbances, Climate and Climate Change, The Hydrosphere, Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere, Terrestrial Flora and Fauna, Soils, Introduction to Landform Study, The Internal Processes, Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and Mass Wasting, Fluvial Processes, Solution Processes and Karst Topography, The Topography of Arid Lands, Glacial Modification of Terrain, Coastal Processes and Terrain For any reader interested in learning about the physical processes and spatial patterns that create Earth's physical landscape.