Glaciation and Periglaciation

Author: Jane Knight

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781844896172

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 101

View: 7908

Advanced TopicMasters will enhance student knowledge and understanding of demanding topics in AS/A-level geography.The texts can be read to consolidate understanding as each topic is covered in class, and referred to by students in order to complete essays and other assignments. Analysis of each topic is illustrated in full colour by case studies, photographs, charts, tables and diagrams. The case studies support general discussion and can be used to illustrate assignments and written work in the final examinations. More complex topics and explanations are included in inset boxes, and provide opportunities for more detailed study. Each Advanced Topic Master features a wide range of activities: some aim to test knowledge and understanding; others will help students develop essential skills such as statistical analysis and hypothesis testing; and others will encourage students to research topics further on the internet or in the library, or as the basis for fieldwork investigations and coursework.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Author: Richard John Huggett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317378385

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 9730

The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. Exogenic processes: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical geography.

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 963

Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Courses and Degrees

Author: Stanford University

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5419


AAG directory of geographers

Author: Association of American Geographers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892912070

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 4794


Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments

Author: Achim A. Beylich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107068223

Category: Science

Page: 419

View: 7104

Provides the first quantitative overview of global source-to-sink fluxes in cold climate environments for graduate students and researchers.

Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones

Methods and Their Application for Hazard and Risk Assessment

Author: Michelle Schneuwly-Bollschweiler,Markus Stoffel,Florian Rudolf-Miklau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940074336X

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 4050

This book provides a detailed overview on methods used for the dating of past torrential activity on fans and cones and fosters the discussion on the impact of past and potential future climate change on torrential processes. The book has a clear focus on the practical applications of these methods, complemented by case studies. The limits of each dating method in case of excessive natural and human interventions on fans and cones are shown.

Monitoring and Modeling of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective

Author: Jonathan Li,Xiaojun Yang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401798133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 1640

The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art geomatics technologies applied in global environmental studies. This text provides the latest research findings and delivers complete references to related publications. This book will motivate the undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners to better understand the environmental changes with informed solutions. Global Change studies are increasingly considered a vital source of information to understand the Earth Environment, especially in the framework of human-induced, climate change and land use transformation. Satellite Earth Observing systems and geomatics technologies provide a unique tool to monitor and model the changes, respectively. While the range of applications and innovative techniques are always increasing, this book provides a summary of key study cases where satellite data offers critical information to understand the usefulness of the geomatics technologies and global environmental issues. Geomatics technologies provide powerful tools to model and analyze the effects of those global environmental changes towards minimizing their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space

Author: Jeffrey Stuart Kargel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540798188

Category: Science

Page: 936

View: 6464

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space - Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers (GLIMS book for short) will be the leading state-of-the-art technical and interpretive presentation of satellite image data and analysis of the changing state of the world's glaciers. The book will be by far the most definitive, comprehensive product of a global glacier remote sensing consortium, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS,, led by Dr Jeffrey Kargel, the lead science editor of the team that will produce the GLIMS book. This unique book will summarize the findings of the consortium's work. With 43 chapters and a companion DVD, the world's foremost experts in satellite image analysis of glaciers will analyze the current state and recent and possible future changes of glaciers across the globe and interpret these findings for policy planners. Climate change is with us for some time to come, and its impacts are being felt by the world's population.

The Biology of Polar Regions

Author: D.N. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199298114

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 1804

There is an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions, and their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change. This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to polar ecology. The emphasis is on the organisms that dominate these environments although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered.


Author: Alain Meunier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540271414

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 6462

Here is a comprehensive and up to-do-date presentation of the origins, and properties of clay minerals at the Earth ́s surface. The text reviews the relatively simple laws that govern the chemical or isotopic composition and the crystalline structure of clays, and then discusses their genesis and alteration. Concluding chapters show that clay minerals can form in variety of different environments: meteorites, lavas, subduction zones, among others.

Glacigenic Sediments

Author: K. Brodzikowski,A. J. van Loon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080869636

Category: Science

Page: 673

View: 6368

This book aims primarily at providing those involved in fundamental or applied research in the fields of geology, geomorphology and hydrology with a systematic overview of glacigenic sediments. A generally applicable terminology is proposed which should facilitate communication between scientists from several fields. Also it should form a bridge between western and eastern "schools" dealing with Quaternary geology. Because the book is mainly devoted to depositional processes and the resulting deposits, the approach and the terminology followed in this book are obviously founded strongly on sedimentology, the geological discipline that deals specifically with these phenomena. The book will be helpful in describing the sediments involved, interpreting their genesis, establishing their extent and their mutual relationships, and thus in the reconstruction of the palaeogeographic development. The large list of references reflects the author's extensive search of the literature.

Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change

Proceedings of the Symposium on Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change, held at Amsterdam, 1–5 June 1987

Author: Johannes Oerlemans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401578230

Category: Science

Page: 420

View: 3827

Proceedings of the Symposium on Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change, held in Amsterdam, June 1-5, 1987


Author: Michael Raw

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781844892235

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 5839

This popular series feature up-to date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.

How to Do Your Essays, Exams and Coursework in Geography and Related Disciplines

Author: Peter Knight,Senior Lecturer Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Postgraduate Medical Education Tony Parsons,Tony Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135728860

Category: Science

Page: 210

View: 4927

Written for students who need help doing their coursework and exams, this book focuses mainly on the skills and techniques that apply to essay writing, but also covers other types of assignment such as posters, talks, PowerPoint^DTM presentations and web pages. Its basis is that all of these different types of work are centred on clear communication of well-supported responses to the questions or tasks that have been set.