Only textbook to cater for introductory courses in soil science. Provides an affordable concise overview of soil science. Learning exercises and chapter summaries enhance usability. Annotated suggestions for further reading. Based on proven and successful modular course structure. Emphasis on readability and interactive learning.
Presents an introduction to the weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected trends. This book offers a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology.
Since the division of geography into the distinct fields of human geography and physical geography, the number of geographical terms has rapidly increased. This book explains over 5000 technical terms used in physical geography.
The new edition of
Arid Zone Geomorphology aims to encapsulate the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands.
Looking at topics such as - the weather Wind, cloud, tornadoes, twisters, hurricanes, storms, rain and snow, this title helps to discover what you need to know about the world's extraordinary climate and weather systems. It enables you to discover what's happening to the planet, and what changes to expect for our climate in the years to come.
The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.
A new edition of Peter Francis's highly respected text, reflecting new research findings and new eruptions. Preserving the immense clarity and engaging humour of the first edition including a new chapter on hazards and risk mitigation.
Ordnance Survey's double-sided OS Route Map - Route features clear, current mapping of motorways and road numbers as well as selected tourist information. Distances between cities are also shown which makes this the ideal map for planning long journeys.
Second expanded edition of the BCS's popular introduction to Cartography. This is aimed at anyone either interested in maps or who creates maps at various levels of competency. It gives guidance, knowledge and principles of Cartography. An indispensable tool for improving your mapmaking ability and knowledge.
Presented in a clear and straightforward manner with the minimum of technical detail, this introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods.
Explores the dynamics of the global coastal environment. This book offers an introduction to the processes, landforms, ecosystems and management of this global environment. Each chapter has sections, illustrations and topical case studies from around the world. Students benefit from summary points, themed boxes, and, discussion questions.
"Examines the various forms of evidence used to establish the history and scale of environmenal changes during the Quaternary. This book examines a wide range palaeological indicators, and synthesises field and laboratory techniques . It is widely illustrated and employs progressive learning techniques throughout"--
Global geomorphology is the subject of this book, working from the perspective that an adequate appreciation of landform genesis must encompass a knowledge of the large-scale framework of landscapes as well as an understanding of the smaller-scale processes which create individual landforms.
The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes.
Biologists searching for a resource that explores all of the exciting changes that have occurred recently in the field will turn to this eighth edition. It offers insight into the multidisciplinary nature of the field, presenting a sound historical base, up-to-date coverage, and a look at the latest controversies.
Offers a college-level introduction to marine science. This title explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. It includes color illustrations and informative diagrams.
This fully-revised comprehensive fourth edition covers the whole field of physical geography including climate and atmosphere, geomorphology, biogeography, hydrology, oceans, Quaternary, environmental change, soils, remote sensing and GIS.
Dunes is the first book in over a decade to incorporate the latest research in this active and fast-developing field. It discusses the shapes, sizes, patterns, distribution, history and care of wind-blown dunes, and covers all aspects of dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System.
Emphasizes human interaction with the environment within a geological context. This book holds the interest of nonmajor students and brings applications to the forefront so that students feel a connection to the topic.
Offers an overview of the field of glaciation from the perspective of glacial landsystems. This title provides a summary of landsystems relevant to both modern and ancient glacier systems and also in the reconstruction and interpretation of former glacial environments. It serves as a reference for students of glaciation.
Detailed mapping and analysis of the structural features of rocks enable the 3D geometry of their structures to be reconstructed. The resulting evidence of the stresses and movement patterns which rocks have undergone indicates the processes by which they were formed, and allows evaluation of past deformations of the earth s crust.
Presents discoveries in the different fields of Ice Age Research. This book reveals how the epoch was discovered, the profound climatic fluctuations it generated as ice sheets waxed and waned, and the myriad ways in which humans and animals coped with the changing world they lived in.
Provides an account of glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental change. This book examines the record of environmental change within glaciers and ice sheets, and that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. It also assesses methods of using palaeoenvironmental records.
Presents definitions of terms that are fundamental to physical geography and its many branches, covering topics ranging from ecology to geomorphology. Containing informative tables, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading, this guide is suitable for those studying physical geography and related courses.
Demonstrates how the various factors operating at Earth's surface can and do interact, and how landscape can be used to decipher them. This book explains the nature of the earth, its atmosphere and its oceans, the main processes of geomorphology and key elements of ecosystems.
How desert dunes are formed, how they change, their environmental significance and the role of climate change - these issues are examined through extensive case studies drawn from South Africa, India, Northern Europe and Australia.
Renowned naturalist Roger Lovegrove has travelled to the world's remotest islands, from the South Seas to the Arctic Circle. They are beautiful, dangerous, and inspiring. Here he tells the story of twenty; each a self-contained habitat with a delicately-balanced ecosystem, and each its tales of humans who have settled, despoiled, or cared for them.
Influencing Darwin, Tennyson and Dickens among others, Lyell's "Principles" was an ambitious attempt to forge links between observable causes - volcanoes, earthquakes, rivers, tides and storms - and the current state of the earth. This edition has an introduction by Jim Secord.
Written for all geography, earth science and environmental science students, this guide gives practical advice on time-management, presentations, essay writing, plagiarism, e-learning, fieldwork, laboratory work, revision, exams, and careers, equipping you with the skills to succeed in your degree and beyond into employment.
Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology explores the varied environments and processes that occur along the world's coastlines, with an emphasis on technical examination, case studies that demonstrate theory in action and the impact of climate change on the coasts of the future.
* Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. * The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples.