The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687434

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 8995

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.

A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053805

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 7377

Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631186083

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 9986

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.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: John Whittow

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780140514506

Category: Géographie physique - Dictionnaires anglais

Page: 590

View: 8608

Newly revised and updated with over 400 new entries, The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography remains the standard reference work on the subject. Now including all the latest trends and techniques, this is the ideal companion both for school and college students and for the general reader.

Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: H. M. Saxena,Rahul Saxena,Pooja Saxena

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788131602836

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 8613

The Dictionary of Physical Geography encompasses a wide range of themes covering geomorphology, climatology, oceanography, ecology, and environmental geography. This is a magnificent culmination of innovative energetic research and provides comprehensive coverage of major terms, concepts, definitions, and principles of physical geography in a clear and lucid style. With over 2,500 terms and 230 well-drawn illustrations, this dictionary promises to be a valuable reference for students, teachers, and lay readers of geography.

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Alisdair Rogers,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

View: 8811

This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.

Geographic Information

Author: Jenny Marie Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563925

Category: Reference

Page: 216

View: 8236

Explores geographic information available through several sources including the Internet and satellite technology, covering such topics as map basics, geographic information systems, and geographical standards.

The Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Derek Gregory,Ron Johnston,Geraldine Pratt,Michael Watts,Sarah Whatmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359959

Category: Social Science

Page: 1072

View: 7083

With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords

Illustrated Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: Henry T. Conserva

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418432784

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 8064

I am delighted to present TUMACÁCORI GOLD, a fiction adventure novel of good verses evil, packed with factual history, mystery, suspense and a touch of romance. Based on the uncanny discovery of a whirlpool vortex on the Colorado River which is rapidly depleting Arizona's precious life-sustaining water, Logan Price, a desert biologist and ghost town adventurer, travels deep into the mystifying labyrinth of the Grand Canyon to locate and destroy the threatening anomaly before the state is turned into another Sahara Desert. Logan's meticulous investigation of the diminishing whitewater rapids unexpectedly leads him to an enchanted, romantic encounter with a beautiful Indian princess, the shocking discovery of a lost, ancient civilization that time has forgotten, a hair-raising journey into a perilous world that lies far beyond the confines of reality, and finally, the amazing discovery of an enormous mountain of gold of untold worth, know as the lost Tumacacori gold. But as Logan unearths the vast fortune in gold, the heroic desert biologist suddenly realizes that the gold isn't the only treasure that lies beneath the dry and cavernous desert as he miraculously turns the desiccated Arizona desert into a garden of Eden.

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 654

View: 6883

Alphabetically-arranged entries illuminate concepts and developments in geophysics, structural geology, geomorphology, oceanography, stratigraphy, paleontology, climatology, meteorology, cartography, mineralogy, and petrology.

The Nature of the Environment

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312340

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 2507

The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text on the natural environment of the earth has now been thoroughly revised and updated and includes a new chapter on The Organic World, more "windows", new illustrations, and a range of other features. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/goudie to view sample material from both the new edition and forthcoming instructor's manual online. Fully updated with an entirely new chapter, and new features throughout. Now features a list of key concepts and points for review. Includes increased number of windows, updated and expanded reading guides, and new plates and diagrams. Well illustrated with updated examples and case studies. Puts more stress on the importance of hazards, natural environmental changes, and human impacts.

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change

Author: John A. Matthews,Edwin Michael Bridges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340809761

Category: Science

Page: 690

View: 8521

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.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781446243466

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 5036

"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.