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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grounded in current research, this second edition has been thoroughly updated, featuring new topics, global examples and online material. Written for students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world.
The world is not always what we think it is. This beautifully designed book presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands. Numerous conflicts have left countries divided and often shattered. Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world.
Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, and how it once looked. But what about the places that have vanished from modern atlases? With beautiful maps and stunning photography, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished.
A fully revised and updated fourteenth edition of this major world atlas in the authoritative and prestigious Times Atlas range. This beautifully designed atlas has all the information you need, whether planning a trip, keeping in touch with world news, solving quizzes and crosswords or just exploring the world from your armchair.
Allan Mazur's book tells the appealing history of the scientific 'discovery' of Ice Ages, and how the waning of the last Ice Age paved the way for agrarian civilization and, ultimately, our present social structures. An engrossing combination of natural science and social history: glaciology and sociology writ large.
This Volcanic Isle explores the rich geological history of the British Isles over the past 66 million years, since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From the Isle of Wight needles to the Giant's causeway to the Sticklepath faultline in Devon, this book recounts how earthquakes and eruptions, plumes and plate boundaries, built the British Isles.
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.
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.
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.
"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"--
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This text covers the geological history of Britain from over 2000 million years ago to the present day. An introductory chapter covers basic geological principles, followed by chapters describing the rocks, minerals and fossils of each period.