Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631186083

Category: Science

Page: 640

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This thoroughly comprehensive encyclopaedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography including geomorphology, climatology, biogeography, zoogeography, hydrology, pedology and the Quarternary. It contains over 2000 entries ranging in length from succinct definitions of technical terms to extended discussions of concepts and self-contained essays on themes of particular interest or importance. The dictionary has been planned and fully edited by a distinguished editorial board and the entries have been written by an international team of some 50 leading geographers. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with all bibliographies taking account of recent publications, and new entries dealing with GIS, remote sensing and the human impact.
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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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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change

Author: John A. Matthews,Edwin Michael Bridges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340809761

Category: Science

Page: 690

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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change covers changes affecting the Earth over geological, intermediate and short timescales, including pre-Quaternary, Quaternary, Holocene, historical and current environmental changes. Recent climatic change is a major focus but other topics covered in detail relate to natural and human-induced changes to the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere. Concepts, theories and issues relating to environmental change are included, as are the diverse sources of evidence of environmental change, the local, regional and global effects of environmental change from the poles to the tropics, and the approaches and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling and predicting change. This involves an interdisciplinary approach extending from the natural environmental sciences into relevant areas of the physical, earth, biological, archaeological and social sciences. The dictionary emphasises the science of environmental change but its social implications are not neglected. Entries range in level from short review articles of around 1,000 words which provide an up-to-date introduction to major topics, to concise one or two sentence definitions of terms likely to be encountered in this field.
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Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts

Author: Reuel R. Hanks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842951

Category: Science

Page: 405

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This text provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences. • Contains more than 30 illustrations, comprising images, maps, charts and graphs • Features sidebars that highlight and explain specific topics or provide biographical sketches of key figures in the history of geographic thought • Detailed entries cover the most essential concepts of geography as an academic discipline
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Book Review Digest

Author/title Index, 1985-1994

Author: Martha T. Mooney

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: 9780824209070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1261

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- Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, from 109 publications. - Electronic version with expanded coverage, and retrospective version available, see p. 5 and p. 31. - Pricing: Service Basis-Books.
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change

Author: John Anthony Matthews,Edwin Michael Bridges

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340741092

Category: Science

Page: 690

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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change covers changes affecting the Earth over geological, intermediate and short timescales, including pre-Quaternary, Quaternary, Holocene, historical and current environmental changes. Recent climatic change is a major focus but other topics covered in detail relate to natural and human-induced changes to the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere. Concepts, theories and issues relating to environmental change are included, as are the diverse sources of evidence of environmental change, the local, regional and global effects of environmental change from the poles to the tropics, and the approaches and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling and predicting change. This involves an interdisciplinary approach extending from the natural environmental sciences into relevant areas of the physical, earth, biological, archaeological and social sciences. The dictionary emphasises the science of environmental change but its social implications are not neglected. Entries range in level from short review articles of around 1,000 words which provide an up-to-date introduction to major topics, to concise one or two sentence definitions of terms likely to be encountered in this field.
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Laws and Models

Science, Engineering, and Technology

Author: Carl W. Hall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050547

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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The "laws" that govern our physical universe come in many guises-as principles, theorems, canons, equations, axioms, models, and so forth. They may be empirical, statistical, or theoretical, their names may reflect the person who first expressed them, the person who publicized them, or they might simply describe a phenomenon. However they may be named, the discovery and application of physical laws have formed the backbone of the sciences for 3,000 years. They exist by thousands. Laws and Models: Science, Engineering, and Technology-the fruit of almost 40 years of collection and research-compiles more than 1,200 of the laws and models most frequently encountered and used by engineers and technologists. The result is a collection as fascinating as it is useful. Each entry consists of a statement of the law or model, its date of origin, a one-line biography of the people involved in its formulation, sources of information about the law, and cross-references. Illustrated and highly readable, this book offers a unique presentation of the vast and rich collection of laws that rule our universe. Everyone with an interest in the inner workings of nature-from engineers to students, from teachers to journalists-will find Laws and Models to be not only a handy reference, but an engaging volume to read and browse.
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Walford's guide to reference material

Author: Raymond John Prytherch,Joan Margaret Harvey,Alan Edwin Day,Stephen Willis,Marilyn Mullay,Anthony Chalcraft,Priscilla Schlicke,Albert John Walford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853659785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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