Visualizing Physical Geography (Visualizing Series)

Visualizing Physical Geography (Visualizing Series)

Alan H. Strahler, Zeeya Merali

Language: English

Pages: 626

ISBN: 0470095725

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This debut edition of Visualizing Physical Geography encompasses the science of physical geography from local to global scales, using a uniquely visual approach to take students on a journey from the top layers of the Earth’s atmosphere to the rocks underlying the ocean basins to the forests of the farthest continents. As students explore the critical topics of physical geography, their study of the climate, surface features, and habitats around the world uses basic concepts of ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental science, biology, and physics and many other disciplines. Visualizing Physical Geography reinforces these interacting components and, with its premier art program (in partnership with National Geographic), vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of physical processes that weave together to create our planet’s dynamic surface and atmosphere. 
Visualizing Geography relies heavily on the integration of National Geographic and other visuals with text to elucidate concepts for students and solidify their understanding of them. The goal is to help students understand the world around them and interpret what they see in a meaningful, accurate and exciting way. The content, design and layout of the text takes advantage of the full capacity in which students process information – visual as well as verbal.  
Visualizing Geography also helps students examine their own personal studying and learning styles with several new pedagogical aids -- encouraging students to apply what they are learning to their everyday lives. Visualizing Geography continues to offer ongoing study tips and psychological techniques for mastering the material.  Most importantly students are provided with numerous opportunities to immediately access their understanding.  

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Chapter 8 Chapter 8 Plate tectonics Lithospheric Plates and Their Motions Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Erosion of stratovolcanoes Hotspot volcano chain Global Landforms Chapter 10 Mass Wasting—After the Deluge Chapter 11 Freshwater Resources Chapter 12 Landforms of Running Water Chapter 13 Eolian Landforms Chapter 14 Chapter 10 Pingo formation Chapter 11 The hydrologic cycle Chapter 12 Graded streams The geographic cycle Chapter 13 Littoral drift Evolution of a ria coastline Glacial

held at the given air temperature. –40 60 Maximum specific humidity (grams of water per kilograms of air) The VISUAL SUMMARY revisits each learning objective, with relevant accompanying images taken from the chapter that act as visual cues, reinforcing important elements from the chapter. Each marginal glossary term is redefined and included in a list of Key Terms, so that students can review vocabulary words in the context of related concepts. –20 CREATIVE THINKING QUESTIONS 1. What is

and why? Draw four spiral patterns showing outward and inward flow in clockwise and counterclockwise directions. Explain why different diagrams are needed for the northern and southern hemispheres. 5. What is the Asian monsoon? What are its features in summer and winter? How is the ITCZ involved? How is the monsoon circulation related to seasonal high- and low-pressure centers in Asia? the following on your sketch: doldrums, equatorial trough, Hadley cell, ITCZ, northeast 30Њ trades, polar

as the wind strikes the cups. Some anemometers use a small electric generator that produces more current when the wheel rotates more rapidly. This is connected to a meter calibrated in meters per second or miles per hour. PRESSURE GRADIENTS Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure from one place to another. Air tends to move from regions of high pressure to regions of low pressure, until the pressure at every level is uniform. On a weather map, lines that connect locations with

summer. Does not travel widely. Source region Maritime tropical air masses (mT) Warm moist Source region Maritime tropical air masses (mT) Warm, moist air mass formed over the Gulf of Mexico. Brings warm, unstable air to eastern U.S. often with thunderstorms. Hot, sultry weather in summer. Warm, moist air mass formed by persistent high pressure over tropical oceans. In summer, brings unstable air to southwest deserts. In winter, brings heavy rainfall to southern coastal ranges. North

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