Earth's geography can be transformed in a variety of ways. The formation of mountains and rivers over thousands of years can change how the planet looks. Hurricanes and tornadoes can alter a landscape in moments. Famine and drought have lasting effects not just on the land but also on the animals and people who depend on it. Readers explore these and other dramatic ways that Earth's geography can change through informative main text and eye-catching fact boxes. Full-color photographs are also included, placing readers in the center of the action as dramatic storms, earthquakes, and other natural events unfold.
What causes heat waves and wildfires? How do sinkholes form? How much destruction do avalanches cause? These and other questions are answered in this series covering topics concerning Earth's geography and how it transforms through natural events. This topic is presented in a clear and concise fashion for readers and will spark their interest in examining earth science, and the natural world around them. They will explore the causes and effects these events have on plants, animals, and the human population through well-researched text, detailed diagrams, informational fact boxes, full-color photographs, and helpful glossaries. Features include: Relevant and current topics inform young readers about natural disasters that are often in the news, such as wildfires and floods. Text encourages readers to support ways to protect the environment and guard against these catastrophic events. Factual, age-appropriate text allows readers to connect with common science curriculum topics.
Publisher: Transforming Earth's Geography (Physical & Human Geography UK)
Why do cliffs collapse? How do whole streets disappear into the ground? How slowly do glaciers move? What are the Moeraki Boulders and where did they come from? Erosion and Sinkhole reveals the fascinating facts and the answers to these and many other questions.
Rivers and mountains are both critical parts of Earth’s geography. This accessible text discusses how rivers and mountains form, how they interact with the weather, how they change over time, and how civilizations benefit from them. Informative fact boxes, simple diagrams, and vibrant, full-color photographs support the compelling main text. This introduction to rivers and mountains is sure to expand young learners’ minds, as they enhance their knowledge of Earth science and other crucial parts of science curricula.
The destruction caused by tsunamis and floods not only affects Earth's geography, but also the people, plants, and animals present in the areas directly affected. Why do these natural disasters happen, and how can areas recover from them? These questions are explored through well-researched main text to clearly provide young people with scientific facts about natural disasters. Bold and exciting design elements, such as intense photographs and detailed diagrams, make readers feel as if they are experiencing these events firsthand. Informative fact boxes provide additional information to give readers a deeper understanding of this common science curriculum topic.
Heat waves and wildfires occur around the world and have devastating effects, which are often documented on the news. Scientists claim climate change is a major factor in the rise of these damaging natural events that can dramatically transform the earth's geography. Readers are introduced to the causes and effects of heat waves and wildfires through concise main text filled with scientific facts. In addition, helpful fact boxes, informative diagrams, and eye-catching, full-color photographs are sure to spark an interest in earth science and the impact of natural disasters on the planet.
Readers are introduced to the perils of famine and drought and the lasting effects they have on Earth’s geography and human population. This captivating text brings forth how famine and drought happen, what measures are taken to avoid them, and how they have impacted different parts of the world. Additional information is provided through enlightening fact boxes and simple diagrams to enhance readers’ knowledge of these crucial subjects. Illuminating, full-color photographs are also included in this educational and age-appropriate text, which supports common science curriculum topics.
Readers are introduced to the world of volcanoes and earthquakes in this explosive text, which supports current science curriculum topics. Exciting main text explains why the earth shifts beneath our feet and how this has contributed to altering Earth’s geography. Detailed fact boxes, simple diagrams, and eye-catching, full-color photographs provide additional information alongside the text. Young learners will become experts on volcanoes and earthquakes after exploring some of Earth’s worst natural disasters.
When landslides and avalanches happen, they leave a trail of destruction in their paths. Readers get a front row seat to these natural disasters and learn how they affect wildlife, plant life, and humans. Essential earth science topics are made accessible through this engaging and educational look at two natural disasters that can drastically change the way the earth looks. Intense, full-color photographs add a thrilling element to this exploration of earth science, and informative fact boxes and helpful diagrams are also included to deepen readers' understanding of dangerous landslides and avalanches.
Geographic information systems (GIS)--a central repository of geographic data collected from various sources, including satellites and GPS--is emerging as one of the most intriguing and promising high-tech fields. This easy-to-understand resource provides technical and nontechnical professionals, regardless of their background, with an accessible and practical guide to important GIS know-how.
What is it like getting caught in a hurricane or a tornado? How does Earth’s geography recover after enduring such disastrous weather? Questions such as these are answered in this engaging text that supports common areas of science curricula. Scenarios involving getting caught in dangerous weather are described, giving readers a glimpse of what it’s like to experience a hurricane or tornado. The text is supplemented with informative fact boxes, well-organized diagrams, and breathtaking, full-color photographs. This is sure to be a thrilling read for those interested in extreme weather and the destruction it causes.
In these thought-provoking, witty essays, some of America's most distinguished geographers explore ten geographic ideas that have literally changed the world and the way we think and act. They tackle ideas that impose shape on the world, ideas that mold our understanding of the natural environment, and ideas that establish relationships between people and places. The contributors, who include several past presidents of the Association of American Geographers, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and authors of major works in the discipline, are: Elizabeth K. Burns, Patricia Gober, Anne Godlewska, Michael F. Goodchild, Susan Hanson, Robert W. Kates, John R. Mather, William B. Meyer, Mark Monmonier, Edward Relph, Edward J. Taaffe, and B. L. Turner, II.
Cooperation and conflict, resource abundance and scarcity, poverty and prosperity, floods and droughts--all play roles in transforming the Earth's surface. This insightful text presents world regional geography as a way to comprehend the world's connections and continuous interplay between features of place, populations, resources, cultures, and political systems. Retaining its balanced cultural and physical geographic perspectives on the world's eight regions, the sixth edition includes new illustrations, examples, and cross-references to show students how human activities and natural processes reshape places and landscapes. From current information on the geographies of energy and terrorism to the repercussions of China's booming economy, WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition, presents a meaningful context to help students grasp the geographic issues underlying today's headlines. The result? Students develop their own deeper understanding of how the world works--and what can happen when natural events or human decisions make things go wrong. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book represents a landmark exploration of the common terrain of geography and ethics. Drawing together specially commissioned contributions from distinguished geographers across the UK, North America and Australasia, the place of geography in ethics and of ethics in geography is examined through wide-ranging, thematic chapters. Geography and Ethics is divided into four sections for discussion and exploration of ideas: Ethics and Space; Ethics and Place; Ethics and Nature and Ethics and knowledge, all of which point to the rich interplay between geography and moral philosophy or ethics.
This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practicalintroduction to research methodology, data collection, andtechniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques,including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remotesensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together ateam of internationally recognized specialists to create a balancedapproach between physical geography, human geography, and researchtechniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multipleperspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behinddata acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercisesthroughout
The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioactive fallout, plastic accumulation, species invasions, the mass extinction of species - these are just some of the many indicators that we will leave a lasting record in rock, the scientific basis for recognizing new time intervals in Earth's history. The Anthropocene, as the proposed new epoch has been named, is regularly in the news. Even with such robust evidence, the proposal to formally recognize our current time as the Anthropocene remains controversial both inside and outside the scholarly world, kindling intense debates. The reason is clear. The Anthropocene represents far more than just another interval of geologic time. Instead, the Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative, a concept through which age-old questions about the meaning of nature and even the nature of humanity are being revisited and radically revised. This Very Short Introduction explains the science behind the Anthropocene and the many proposals about when to mark its beginning: the nuclear tests of the 1950s? The beginnings of agriculture? The origins of humans as a species? Erle Ellis considers the many ways that the Anthropocene's "evolving paradigm" is reshaping the sciences, stimulating the humanities, and foregrounding the politics of life on a planet transformed by humans. The Anthropocene remains a work in progress. Is this the story of an unprecedented planetary disaster? Or of newfound wisdom and redemption? Ellis offers an insightful discussion of our role in shaping the planet, and how this will influence our future on many fronts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Monumental in scale and epic in development, cities have become the most visible and significant symbol of human progress. The geography on and around which they are constructed, however, has come to be viewed merely in terms of its resources and is often laid to waste once its assets have been stripped. The City in Geography is an urban exploration through this phenomenon, from settlement to city through physical geography, which reveals an incremental progression of removing terrain, topography and geography from the built environment, ushering in and advancing global destruction and instability. This book explains how the fall of geography in relationship to human survival has come through the loss of contact between urban dwellers and physical terrain, and details the radical rethinking required to remedy the separations between the city, its inhabitants and the landscape upon which it was built.