Applied Physical Geography: Geosystems in the Laboratory

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009 - Science - 320 pages
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This spiral-bound geography lab manual is the first in its field to employ Google Earth™ exercises. The Seventh Edition contains newly enhanced stereo pairs and topographical maps, and comes packaged with a handy acetate and stereo lenses.Latitude, Longitude, and Time, Directions and Compass Readings, Map Projections, Map, Reading, and Interpretation, Contours and Topographic Maps, Earth-Sun Relationships, Insolation, and Seasons, Temperature Concepts and Patterns, Earth’s Atmosphere: Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns, Atmospheric Humidity, Stability, and Adiabatic Processes, Weather Maps, Water Balance and Water Resources, Global Climate Systems, Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns and Volcanism, Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events, Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Karst Landscapes, Soils, Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems, An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.MARKET: For anyone interested in learning more about geography.

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Contents

Prologue Lab
1
1 Latitude Longitude and Time
17
Directions and Compass Readings
33
Map Projections Map Reading and Interpretation
41
Contours and Topographic Maps
59
EarthSun Relationships Insolation and Seasons
77
Temperature Concepts and Patterns
89
Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns
111
Global Patterns and Volcanism
191
Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events
205
Fluvial Geomorphology
227
Glacial Geomorphology
241
Coastal and Arid Geomorphology
255
Karst Landscapes
269
Soils
275
Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems
289

Atmospheric Humidity Stability and Adiabatic Processes
121
Weather Maps
137
Water Balance and Water Resources
155
Global Climate Systems
167
An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
301
Glossary
313
Graph Paper
321
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About the author (2009)

Robert W. Christopherson is Professor Emeritus of Geography, American River College, and is the author of the leading physical geography texts in the US and Canada: Geosystems, 7/E, Elemental Geosystems, 5/E, Geosystems Canadian Edition, 2/E, and Applied Physical Geography, 7/E, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall. He attended Cal State University-Chico, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His first textbook was published in 1992. He has spoken across the US and Canada to hundreds of colleges, groups, and at professional meetings. He and his nature photographer wife have completed 10 polar expeditions since September 2003 to gather information and photos for his textbooks. Robert was appointed recently to the Editorial Board of Goode's World Atlas, 22nd Edition, published by Rand McNally.

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