Scientific Principles for Physical Geographers

Author: Ian Bradbury,John Boyle,Andy Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787871X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 7730


Science for Geography and Environment introduces students (and academics who need to brush up their knowledge!) to scientific principles in a lively and accessible way, allowing them to proceed through the text at their own pace. The book is structured thematically with a logical development of key topics, all linked by a comprehensive cross-referencing system. Concepts and principles will be grounded in everyday experience and exemplified by reference to geographical/environmental processes. The authors are also testing each stage of the text on their own students, thereby ensuring that student needs are given top priority in the book's development. Lively and relevant introduction to those scientific principles necessary to understand key processes occuring within the natural environment.

Introducing Physical Geography

Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 567

View: 9783


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!

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

Author: Robert Inkpen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415279536

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 8416


This accessible and engaging text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching and to a lesser extent research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically ignorant physical geography. Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography, challenges the myth that there is a single self-evident scientific method, that can and is applied in a straightforward manner by physical geographers. It demonstrates the variety of alternative philosophical perspectives. Furthermore it emphasizes the difference that the real world geographical context and the geographer make to the study of environmental phenomenon. This includes a consideration of the dynamic relationship between human and physical geography. Finally, it demonstrates the relevance of philosophy for both an understanding of published material and for the design and implementation of studies in physical geography. Key themes such as global warming, species and evolution and fluvial geomorphology are used to provide illustrations of key concepts in each chapter. Further reading is provided at the end of each chapter.

The International Encyclopedia of Geography

People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. C-Cor

Author: Douglas Richardson,Noel Castree,Michael F. Goodchild,Audrey Kobayashi,Weidong Liu,Richard A. Marston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470659637

Category: Geography

Page: 8217

View: 9931



Physical Geography

Science and Systems of the Human Environment

Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471112990

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 3401


This truly integrated, system-based approach to physical geography is designed for a one or two-semester course in Physical Geography or Earth Systems Science, taught at the First year undergraduate level. Comprehensive in its coverage, this text's inclusion of quantitative concepts should appeal to lecturers and students seeking to incorporate systems-driven approach to teaching this course. Environmental issues of global change are stressed in each chapter, highlighted by a colour bar at the side of the column. Simple quantitative concepts are included in "Working It Out" boxes for those who desire a more quantitative focus. These sections require highschool algebra, and they focus on applications rather than computation. End-of-chapter problems and end-of-book problems are also included. Supplements: Teacher's Manual/Test Bank, Slides, Transparencies, Test Bank

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 6560


This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Principles of Physical Geography

Author: S.A. Qazi

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176487313

Category: Physical geography

Page: 324

View: 8370


The Book Is Meant For Graduate And Post Graduate Students In India. Gives Basic Knowledge About The Subject And Interacts Between Physical Environment And Human Activities. 16 Chapters, Glossary Etc.