Scientific Principles for Physical Geographers

Author: Ian Bradbury,John Boyle,Andy Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787871X

Category: Science

Page: 320

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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.

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

Author: Robert Inkpen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415279536

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 7395


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.

Principles of Physical Geography

Author: Francis J. Monkhouse

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234253

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 6784


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.

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: 8796



21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 1534


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

Weathering: An Introduction to the Scientific Principles

Author: Will J Bland,David Rolls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317836294

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Our landscape is constantly changing, but before the dramatic effects of erosion and mass movement take place, more subtle forces work on the rocks, minerals and soils around us. Weathering is the initial process which exposes the top few layers of the Earth to the potential for change. This book provides an introduction to the scientific principles behind mechanical, chemical and biological weathering. Starting with a consideration of the chemical and physical properties of rocks and water, the authors proceed to an accessible explanation of the weathering processes themselves, concluding with a review of weathering rates and intensities, and a survey of the effects of weathering on the landscape. Assuming little background knowledge, the authors develop ideas from first principles to provide a straightforward introduction to weathering for students of geography, geology and earth and environmental science.

Guiding Principles for Spatial Development in Germany

Author: Wendelin Strubelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354088839X

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 8467


As an annual of the five leading German institutes working in the field of the analysis of spatial development and policies, this book will present discussions about the guiding principles for spatial development being a virulent new approach to the future development of Germany in spatial differentiation. The papers will discuss these guiding principles theoretically and empirically.