An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292083611
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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:
ISBN: 9781292083575
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291219
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Physical Geography The Basics

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136727108
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: atmosphere, weather and climate systems the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary climate change plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and soils the role of water and ice in shaping the landscape and impacting human activity the patterns of plant and animal life and human impacts upon them. The book features diagrams, maps and a glossary to aid understanding of key ideas and suggestions for further reading to allow readers to develop their interest in the subject – making Physical Geography: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of geography and the environment.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687434
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

What is Geography

Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184920649X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid." - Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford "A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia." - Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance. Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline. Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the "geographical imagination".

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

Author: Joseph Holden
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781405888080
Format: PDF, ePub
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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