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Discovering Physical Geography, 3rd Edition.


Discovering Physical Geography, 3rd Edition

Alan F. Arbogast



598 pages



This physical geography text from Arbogast aims to impress the importance of geography in an accessible way for non-science majors. The book begins with maps, earth-sun geometry, and energy budget. Temperature patterns and the dynamics of global air and water circulation precede a discussion of global climate change. Plant geography, soil character, rock cycles, tectonics, weathering, groundwater, surface water flow, glacial flow, desert and coastal environments are covered in turn, with the final chapter focusing on the relevance of physical geography to environmental issues, with recent case studies. The third edition features new material focused on human-geological interactions, including drought and hurricane intensified by climate change, discussion of labeling our current period the Anthropocene, and earthquake/tsunami management and response.

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Date:Apr 1, 2014
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