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Physical Geography

Physical Geography

A Human Perspective

  • Author: Richard J. Huggett
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
  • ISBN: 9780340809624
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 515
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This accessible and exciting new text develops central ideas through discussions that focus on human-environment interactions. He details the connections between environmental, social, cultural, ethical, economic, and technological factors, to give a full introduction to the physical, chemical, biological, and ecological processes that underpin the behavior of the Earth's system and its components. The interactive companion website www.physicalgeo.co.uk complements the learning resources in the book and enables students to develop their ideas further.

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

  • Author: Peter J. Gregory,Stephen Nortcliff
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111833728X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
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Building on the extremely successful and popular Russell’s Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to publish this completely revised and updated edition of the soil science classic. Covering all aspects of the interactions between plant and soil, Peter Gregory and Stephen Nortcliff, along with their team of internationally-known and respected authors, provide essential reading for all students and professionals studying and working in agriculture and soil science. Subject areas covered range from crop science and genetics; soil fertility and organic matter; nitrogen and phosphoros cycles and their management; properties and management of plant nutrients; water and the soil physical environment and its management; plants and change processes in soils; management of the soil/plant system; and new challenges including food, energy and water security in a changing environment. Providing a very timely account on how better to understand and manage the many interactions that occur between soils and plants, Soil Conditions and Plant Growth is sure to become the book of choice - as a recommended text for students and as an invaluable reference for those working or entering into the industry. An essential purchase for all universities and research establishments where agricultural, soil, and environmental sciences are studied and taught.

The Changing Nature of Physical Geography

The Changing Nature of Physical Geography

  • Author: Kenneth John Gregory
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780340741191
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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Formerly The Nature of Physical Geography, this volume has achieved great success as the only comprehensive overview of the field of physical geography. In this new edition, Gregory takes stock of the major developments which have occurred in the discipline over the 15 years since its first publication, fully updates the text, and restructures the chapter format. A fluent companion to a richly-diverse, ever-changing discipline, it is indispensable for all students of physical geography.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

  • Author: David S. G. Thomas
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118782313
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 632
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This fully-revised comprehensive fourth edition covers the whole field of physical geography including climate and atmosphere, geomorphology, biogeography, hydrology, oceans, Quaternary, environmental change, soils, remote sensing and GIS. This new edition reflects developments in the discipline during the last decade, with the expert advisory group providing an international perspective on the discipline of physical geography. Over 2000 entries that are self-contained or cross-referenced include 200 that are new to this edition, over 400 that are rewritten and updated, and new supporting references and additional recommended reading in many others. Entries removed from the last edition are available in the online resource. This volume is the essential reference point for students of physical geography and related environmental disciplines, lecturers and interested individuals alike.

Fluvial Forms and Processes

Fluvial Forms and Processes

A New Perspective

  • Author: David Knighton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444165755
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1938
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David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography

  • Author: J.H.G. Lebon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology

  • Author: Ro Charlton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134313497
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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Rivers are significant geomorphological agents, they show an amazing diversity of form and behaviour and transfer water and sediment from the land surface to the oceans. This book examines how river systems respond to environmental change and why this understanding is needed for successful river management. Highly dynamic in nature, river channels adjust and evolve over timescales that range from hours to tens of thousands of years or more, and are found in a wide range of environments. This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in river channel management, clearly illustrating why an understanding of fluvial geomorphology is vital in channel preservation, environmentally sensitive design and the restoration of degraded river channels. It covers: flow and sediment regimes: flow generation; flow regimes; sediment sources, transfer and yield channel processes: flow characteristics; processes of erosion and sediment transport; interactions between flow and the channel boundary; deposition channel form and behaviour: controls on channel form; channel adjustments; floodplain development; form and behaviour of alluvial and bedrock channels response to change: how channels have responded to past environmental change; impacts of human activity; reconstructing past changes river management: the fluvial hydrosystem; environmental degradation; environmentally sensitive engineering techniques; river restoration; the role of the fluvial geomorphologist. Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology is an indispensable text for undergraduate students. It provides straightforward explanations for important concepts and mathematical formulae, backed up with conceptual diagrams and appropriate examples from around the world to show what they actually mean and why they are important. A colour plate section also shows spectacular examples of fluvial diversity.

Water Sustainability

Water Sustainability

A Global Perspective

  • Author: J.A.A. Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134672071
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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Using the latest mapping techniques, J.A.A. Jones, Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability, examines water availability, the impact of climate change and the problems created for water management worldwide as well as possible solutions. Water Sustainability: A Global Perspective is one of the first textbook to meld the physical and human aspects affecting the world's water resources. Part One outlines the challenges and investigates the human factors: population growth; urbanization and pollution; the commercialization of water, including globalization and privatization; and the impacts of war, terrorism and the credit crunch. Part Two examines the physical aspects: the restless water cycle, the impact of past and future climate change and the problems change and unreliability create for water management. Part Three discusses current and future solutions including improved efficiency and water treatment systems, desalination, weather modification and rainwater harvesting, and improved legal and administrative frameworks. Jones concludes by asking how far technical and financial innovations can overcome the limitations of climatic resources and examining the human and environmental costs involved in such developments. This book is the ideal text for any student of water sustainability whether approaching the subject from the point of view of international relations, geography or environmental management.

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

  • Author: John A Agnew,David N Livingstone
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412910811
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 636
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Broad in scope and edited by two massive names in geography, this is a critical exploration of how the field has emerged and fared over the course of its modern institutionalization.

The Media Book

The Media Book

  • Author: Chris Newbold,Oliver Boyd-Barrett,Hilde van den Bulck
  • Publisher: Hodder Education
  • ISBN: 9780340740477
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
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The Media Book provides today's students with a comprehensive foundation for the study of the modern media. It has been systematically compiled to map the field in a way which corresponds to the curricular organization of the field around the globe, providing a complete resource for students in their third year to graduate level courses in the U.S.

Geography

Geography

An Integrated Approach

  • Author: David Waugh
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 9780748794621
  • Category: Geography
  • Page: 32
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Update booklet for the 3rd Edition of Geography: An Integrated Approach, offering updated data and statistics with additional information, updates to website addresses and information on new sites.

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

  • Author: Lesley Head
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317835964
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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Cultural landscapes are usually understood within physical geography as those transformed by human action. As human influence on the earth increases, advances in palaeocological reconstruction have also allowed for new interpretations of the evidence for the earliest human impacts on the environment. It is essential that such evidence is examined in the context of modern trends in social sciences and humanities. This stimulating new book argues that convergence of the two approaches can provide a more holistic understanding of long-term physical and human processes. Split into two major sections, this book attempts to bridge the gap between the sciences and humanities. The first section, provides an analysis of the methodological tools employed in examining processes of environmental change. Empirical research in the fields of palaecology and Quaternary studies is combined with the latest theoretical views of nature and landscape occurring in cultural geography, archaeology and anthropology. The author examines the way in which environmental management decisions are made. The book then moves on to discuss the relevance of this perspective to contemporary issues through a wide variety of international case studies, including World Heritage protection, landscape preservation, indigenous people and cultural tourism.

Fieldwork for Human Geography

Fieldwork for Human Geography

  • Author: Richard Phillips,Jennifer Johns
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446290948
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1973
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"A highly readable and superbly fun guide to the why and how of doing fieldwork in human geography... I recommend it highly to any geographer-wannabes and practicing-geographers. The latter group, including myself, might well rediscover the fun of doing geography." - Professor Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore "An excellent introduction to the art and science of fieldwork. It makes clear that fieldwork is not just about getting out of the classroom and gaining first-hand experience of places, it is about instilling passion about those places." - Professor Stuart C. Aitken, San Diego State University "An indispensible guide to fieldwork that will enrich the practice of geography in a myriad of different ways. In particular, the diverse materials presented here will encourage students and academics alike to pursue new approaches to their work and instil a greater understanding of the conceptual and methodological breadth of their discipline." - Professor Matthew Gandy, University College London "If fieldwork is an indispensable component of geographical education then this book is equally essential to making the most of fieldwork...This book gives students the tools to realise the full potential of what, for many, is the highlight of their geography degree." - Professor Noel Castree, Manchester University Fieldwork is a core component of Human Geography degree courses. In this lively and engaging book, Richard Phillips and Jennifer Johns provide a practical guide to help every student get the most out of their fieldwork. This book: Encourages students to engage with fieldwork critically and imaginatively Explains methods and contexts Links the fieldwork with wider academic topics. It looks beyond the contents of research projects and field visits to address the broader experiences of fieldwork: working in groups, understanding your ethical position, developing skills for learning and employment and opening your eyes, ears and minds to the wider possibilities of your trip. Throughout the book, the authors present first person descriptions of field experiences and predicaments, written by fieldtrip leaders and students from around the world including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Africa.

An Introduction to Human Geography 5th edn

An Introduction to Human Geography 5th edn

  • Author: Peter Daniels,Michael Bradshaw,Denis Shaw,James Sidaway,Tim Hall
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 1292082984
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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The fifth edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, including food security and population, geopolitics and territory, inequality and power, production, consumption, the global financial system, governance and now a new chapter on citizenship. Substantial and comprehensively updated chapters ensure balanced treatment across the range of contemporary human geography.

Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum

Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum

A practical guide

  • Author: Charles Rawding
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134082673
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
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How up-to-date is your geographical thought? Are parts of your curriculum becoming tired and out-dated? Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will help training and practising secondary school teachers understand how to evaluate and refresh their curriculum in order to ensure that what they teach is relevant, topical and creative. Considering the latest developments in both the school geography curriculum and the field of geography as an academic discipline, this exciting new book explores how geography teaching and learning can be developed to engage secondary school pupils and better reflect contemporary society. Illustrated throughout with ideas and practical examples of how to update your curriculum easily and effectively, key topics covered include: Understanding curriculum theory and development; Auditing and developing your own dynamic, interactive curriculum; Critiquing textbooks and resources to ensure relevance; Constructing and analysing schemes of work; Incorporating the latest developments in the field into your teaching; How to create innovative, enduring curricula for human, physical and environmental geographies. Providing insights into the latest thinking in geography in a concise and accessible manner, Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will ensure motivating, lively and successful geography teaching and learning.

The Student's Companion to Geography

The Student's Companion to Geography

  • Author: Alisdair Rogers,Heather A. Viles
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631221326
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4827
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This essential guide to studying geography has been updated to ensure it remains a valuable resource for all those on geography courses, as well as those considering studying the subject at university. Second edition of this popular and wide-ranging guide to studying geography. Includes contributions from many key geographers around the world. Provides answers to questions from before starting a degree course right through to further study and careers. Includes lots of practical tips for improving geographical study and research skills. Fully revised and updated to ensure it remains an invaluable resource for students.

The Physical Geography of South America

The Physical Geography of South America

  • Author: Thomas T. Veblen,Kenneth R. Young,A. R. Orme
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195313410
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 361
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The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within and beyond South America in order to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary body of knowledge about this mostly tropical continent, together with its high mountains and temperate southern cone. The authors systematically cover the main components of the South American environment - tectonism, climate, glaciation, natural landscape changes, rivers, vegetation, animals, and soils. The book then presents more specific treatments of regions with special attributes from the tropical forests of the Amazon basin to the Atacama Desert and Patagonian steppe, and from the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific coasts to the high Andes. Additionally, the continents environments are given a human face by evaluating the roles played by people over time, from pre-European and European colonial impacts to the effects of modern agriculture and urbanization, and from interactions with El Ni�o events to prognoses for the future environments of the continent.

The Cradle of Humanity

The Cradle of Humanity

How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart

  • Author: Mark Maslin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198704526
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 228
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POPULAR SCIENCE. Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. We have influenced almost every part of the Earth system and as a consequence are changing the global environmental and evolutionary trajectory of the Earth. So how did we become the worlds apex predator and take over the planet? Fundamental to our success is our intelligence, not only individually but more importantly collectively. But why did evolution favour the brainy ape? Given the calorific cost of running our large brains, not to mention the difficulties posed for childbirth, this bizarre adaptation must have given our ancestors a considerable advantage.

Reconstructing Quaternary Environments

Reconstructing Quaternary Environments

  • Author: J. John Lowe,Michael J.C Walker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317753712
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 538
  • View: 5791
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This third edition of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been completely revised and updated to provide a new account of the history and scale of environmental changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical data, and includes new data from terrestrial, marine and ice-core records. Dating methods are described and evaluated, while the principles and practices of Quaternary stratigraphy are also discussed. The volume concludes with a new chapter which considers some of the key questions about the nature, causes and consequences of global climatic and environmental change over a range of temporal scales. This synthesis builds on the methods and approaches described earlier in the book to show how a number of exciting ideas that have emerged over the last two decades are providing new insights into the operation of the global earth-ocean-atmosphere system, and are now central to many areas of contemporary Quaternary research. This comprehensive and dynamic textbook is richly illustrated throughout with full-colour figures and photographs. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Archaeology and Anthropology

The Dictionary of Human Geography

The Dictionary of Human Geography

  • Author: Derek Gregory,Ron Johnston,Geraldine Pratt,Michael Watts,Sarah Whatmore
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444359959
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1072
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With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords