Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by one of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, builds upon the decades of success of Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline. Includes all new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new audience. The new fourth edition of Introducing Physical Geography, focuses on both content and pedagogy. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena, such as Hurricane Isabel and the recent earthquakes in Turkey. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.
Put Yourself in the Picture with Our Visualization CD-ROM Studying geography is now easier than ever before with the help of the Visualization 2.0 CD-ROM. The upgraded version of this innovative software, included with this text, includes new animation and graphics that will greatly enhance your understanding of the material presented in the book. You'll be able to learn at your own pace, receive immediate feedback, and repeat demonstrations. The Visualization CD-ROM: * Enables a better understanding of concepts and processes that are important in this course of study, such as the relationship of earth and sun, the development of storms, and the patterns of climate, soils and vegetation. * Complements the textbook with animations and movies for key topics. * Contains a gallery of over 300 captioned photos as well as over 300 illustrations taken from the text. * Gives convenient access to many of the same drawings, diagrams, animations and movies that your instructor will use in the classroom. With the purchase of this book, you'll also be given a password that provides free access to the On-Line Student Companion on the web. This comprehensive study guide lets you take practice quizzes and receive immediate results, run tutorials for selected topics and surf to other relevant web sites. By using the study guide and CD-ROM, you'll begin to understand the world in a whole new way!
The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened Eye on the Landscape feature and updated data on climate change.
Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by two of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Third Edition , builds upon the decades of success of other Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline as well as exciting new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new audience. The Third Edition features two new chapters. A prologue, "Introducing Physical Geography" introduces geography as a discipline and identifies the realm of physical geography within geography as a whole. Chapter 8, "Biogeographic Processes" adds key concepts from historical biogeography as well as additional depth to the texts previous coverage of ecological biogeography. In addition, the Third Edition features enhanced coverage of the technological changes occurring in geography, with increased emphasis on remote sensing and geographic information systems. The text features the GeoDiscoveries CD-ROM, featuring its Present-Interact-Assess framework which enables students to animate and interact with maps, view videos, and test themselves, providing them instant assessment feedback on key concepts. GeoDiscoveries for Introducing Physical Geography features an interactive globe, multiple-choice questions, drag-and-drop map exercises, key term matching exercises, flashcards, demonstrations of concepts and geographic techniques, critical thinking exercises, interactive animations, and more. GeoDiscoveries is designed to be used both by students for understanding and assessment of key concepts, as well as by instructors for in-class presentations.
"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.
Overview: The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened "Eye on Global Change" coverage and coverage of the geographer's tool box.