The Earth: An Introduction to Its Physical and Human Geography
Since the publication of the last edition of this popular book, the world's political geography has changed dramatically. The refugee population has mushroomed. Migrations relocate millions every year. Onslaughts on tropical forests continue and overexploitation threatens maritime resources. This edition has been completely revised to reflect these transformations. The geography dimension has been strengthened through the expansion of material on Earth origins, crustal evolution and erosional processes. Increased attention is given to such topics as climate change, weather extremes, biogeography and resource questions. The second half has been recast, notably in the urban, economic and political chapters. The cartography is totally new and photographs are drawn from the author's field collection. This text includes full-color art and design and is organized into 30 brief eight-to-ten page chapters.
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Mapping the Earth
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Africa agriculture Antarctic Antarctic Circle areas asthenosphere Atlantic atmosphere Author's sketch biome Blij boundary central century China cities climate coastal colonial continental continues core countries crust cultural landscape diffusion dominant Earth East eastern economic effect environment environmental equatorial erosion ethnic Europe Europe's European field notes Figure forces geographers geologic time scale glaciation glaciers global growth Hemisphere human ice sheets India Industrial Revolution island Japan Kilometers land landforms landmasses language latitudes layer lithosphere major migration miles million mountain move natural environment North America Northern Northern Hemisphere OCEAN Pacific percent plants Plate political population realm refugees regions river rocks soil South Southeast Asia southern Soviet Soviet Union spatial stream supranationalism surface temperature territory tion Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn tropical United urban vegetation warm weather Western Wiley wind zone