The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: John Whittow

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780140514506

Category: Géographie physique - Dictionnaires anglais

Page: 590

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Newly revised and updated with over 400 new entries, The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography remains the standard reference work on the subject. Now including all the latest trends and techniques, this is the ideal companion both for school and college students and for the general reader.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: J. B. Whittow

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140510942

Category: Reference

Page: 591

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Defines terms and concepts in archaeology, botany, geology, meteorology, earth science and geography
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The Penguin Dictionary of Geography

Author: Audrey N. Clark

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 454

View: 8455

A reference source containing over four thousand, five hundred entries. The text is aimed at students of physical or human geography. Second revised edition.
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A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053805

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 2844

Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.
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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Alisdair Rogers,Noel Castree,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191079022

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of Human Geography is a brand new addition to Oxford's Paperback Reference Series, offering over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography terms. From basic terms and concepts to biographical entries, acronyms, organisations, and major periods and schools in the history of human geography, it provides up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information. It also includes entry-level web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. This dictionary is a reliable reference for students of human geography and ancillary subjects, for researchers and professionals in the field, and for interested generalists.
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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
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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl,Susan Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053856

Category: Architecture

Page: 1104

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Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. This third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. With clear descriptions providing in-depth analysis, it is invaluable for students, professional architects, art historians, and anyone interested in architecture and garden design, and provides a fascinating wealth of information for the general reader.
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The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Brian Goodall

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 509

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Terms drawn from a host of different topics - the economics of trade and industry, politics and sociology, the environment and land use, planning and management - are used constantly by human geographers. This reference book provides definitions of all such terms (as well as certain historical usages still to be found in important sources) and explains the invaluable mathematical and statistical techniques that have revolutionized all the human sciences.
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National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 3445

With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.
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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.
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The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687434

Category: Science

Page: 624

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The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.
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A Shortcut Through Time

The Path to the Quantum Computer

Author: George Johnson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424510

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 7161

In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing—the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of almost unimaginable calculations in the blink of an eye. As computer chips continue to shrink in size, scientists anticipate the end of the road: A computer in which each switch is comprised of a single atom. Such a device would operate under a different set of physical laws: The laws of quantum mechanics. Johnson gently leads the curious outsider through the surprisingly simple ideas needed to understand this dream, discussing the current state of the revolution, and ultimately assessing the awesome power these machines could have to change our world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Human Geography: The Basics

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307184

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1998

Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether it’s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics and more including: global environment issues and development cities, firms and regions migration, immigration and asylum landscape, culture and identity travel, mobility and tourism agriculture and food. Featuring an overview of theory, end of chapter summaries, case study boxes, further reading lists and a glossary, this book is the ideal introduction for anybody new to the study of human geography.
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Principles of Physical Geography

Author: Francis J. Monkhouse

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234253

Category: Science

Page: 576

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This comprehensive study is concerned with the solid rocks, the seas and oceans, our enveloping atmosphere, the soil and the “green mantle” of natural vegetation—as they interrelate in man’s physical environment. The text is illustrated with many photographs and specially-drawn maps and diagrams.
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First Earth Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756673680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. Children can learn where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire younger readers to think about their own place in the world. With superb artwork and straightforward text, plus all the exciting First Reference features such as buttons and quizzes, the DK First Earth Encyclopedia makes it all simple to understand.
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Animal Encyclopedia

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

Author: Lucy H. Spelman,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 9405

Presents a photographic reference with facts about twenty-five hundred animal species that detail animal habitats, life cycles, and conservation efforts.
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The New Geography of Capitalism

Firms, Finance, and Society

Author: Adam D. Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966823X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Globalization is a dominant feature and force in the contemporary world, impacting all areas of business, economics, and society. This accessibly written overview of contemporary capitalism shows how the development of global supply chains, the global division of labour, and, in particular, the globalization of financial markets have become the drivers of this process, and assesses the consequences. Wide-ranging, accessibly written, and inter-disciplinary, thisshort book is a most useful guide for researchers and students across the social sciences.
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The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology

Author: Philip Kearey

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 327

View: 9544

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology is the most extensive and authoritative guide to earth sciences available. Covering over 7,700 key terms, it explains not only the core vocabulary of 'the study of the solid earth' but also relevant terms from the related disciplines of astronomy, biology, environmental geoscience, chemistry and physics. The result is a wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary that will prove essential for student, researcher and keen amateur geologist alike. Gives comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of geology Provides helpful tables showing geological ages of the earth and SI units Defines relevant key terms from other subject areas Includes an extensive topic-based bibliography covering all aspects of geology
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