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  • Physical Geographyby Michael Craghan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    Learn physical geography at your own pace What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of... more...

  • High Placesby Denis E. Cosgrove; Veronica Della Dora

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    High places - be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes - have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science. High Places explores the... more...

  • Mountainsby Martin F. Price

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the world's major rivers, affect regional weather patterns, provide centres of biological and cultural diversity, hold deposits of minerals, and provide both active and contemplative recreation. Yet mountains... more...

  • Earth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes]by Joyce Quinn; Susan Woodward

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 205.00

    With Earth undergoing rapid environmental change, students and the general public alike should be knowledgeable about the world's geographic features. This authoritative, two-volume reference enables readers do just that. It describes continents and oceans; individual mountains, islands, caves, and rivers; and ecological entities such as wildlife... more...

  • Introducing Physical Geographyby Alan H. Strahler

    Wiley 2013; US$ 62.50

    Introducing Physical Geography, 6th Edition is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened... more...

  • Physische Geographie 2by Roland Baumhauer; Bernd Cyffka; Christof Kneisel; Jürgen Schmude; Hans-Dieter Haas; Steffen Möller; Brigitta Schütt; Elisabeth Tressel

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11

    Diese Einführung stellt das Grundlagenwissen für vier zentrale Teilbereiche der Physischen Geographie zur Verfügung. Klimageographie: Klimasystem der Erde, Atmosphäre, Strahlungs- und Wärmehaushalt, globale Energieverteilung, planetarische und lokale Luftzirkulation und Klimaklassifikationen. Hydrogeographie: Wasserkreislauf, Niederschlag, Verdunstung,... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon Børre Ørbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre; Else N. Hegseth; Stig Falk-Petersen; Alf H. Hoel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 269.00

    This book addresses the significant environmental changes experienced by high latitude and high altitude ecosystems at the beginning of the 21st c- tury. Increased temperatures and precipitation, reduction in sea ice and glacier ice, the increased levels of UV-radiation and the long-range tra- ported contaminants in arctic and alpine regions are stress... more...

  • Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Jörn Birkmann; Stefan Kienberger; David Alexander

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 137.95

    Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the... more...

  • CALCULATING CATASTROPHEby Gordon Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 23.00

    Calculating Catastrophe has been written to explain, to a general readership, the underlying philosophical ideas and scientific principles that govern catastrophic events, both natural and man-made. Knowledge of the broad range of catastrophes deepens understanding of individual modes of disaster. This book will be of interest to anyone aspiring to... more...

  • CCEA Geography AS Student Unit Guideby Tim Manson; Alistair Hamill

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 38.38

    Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour Student Unit Guide provides support throughout the course. -Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check... more...