Introducing Physical Geography, Fifth Edition is a comprehensive text that builds upon the decades of success of Strahler, who is one of the foremost geographers in the world. This new fifth edition includes all new sections with the capabilities of connecting to multimedia and covers new updates to the subject area. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena relating to the global changes. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.
Table of Contents
Intro Pt 1: Introducing Physical Geography Intro Pt 2: Tools of Physical Geography Chapter 1 The Earth as a Rotating Planet Chapter 2 The Earth's Global Energy Balance Chapter 3 Air Temperature Chapter 4 Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation Chapter 5 Winds and the Global Circulation Chapter 6 Weather Systems Chapter 7 Global Climates Chapter 8 Biogeographic Processes Chapter 9 Global Biogeography Chapter 10 Global Soils Chapter 11 Earth Materials and Plate Tectonics Chapter 12 Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms Chapter 13 Weathering and Mass Wasting Chapter 14 Fresh Water of the Continents Chapter 15 Landforms Made by Running Water Chapter 16 Landforms Made by Waves and Wind Chapter 17 Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age App 1 Climate Definitions and Boundaries App 2 Conversion Factors App 3 Topographic Map Symbols Glossary Photo Credits Index