The Physical Environment
by Michael E. Ritter
Online introductory textbook on physical geography. Students and educators can find nineteen chapters equipped with animations, interactive materials, and audio. At the end of each chapter, visitors can find review questions, a quiz, an overview of important terms and concepts, and links to additional resources. The web site offers a helpful glossary and links to a wealth of atlases.
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by Samuel Butler - Richard Clay & Sons
The original author of the present Atlas is Samuel Butler, in his way a famous geographer. The work was at a later date twice revised, and its maps were re-drawn. It has now been again revised and enlarged to suit the special needs of this series.
by A.S. Walker - U.S. Geological Survey
Contents: What Is a Desert; How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity; Where Deserts Form; Types of Deserts; Desert Features; Eolian Processes; Types of Dunes; Remote Sensing of Arid Lands; Mineral Resources in Deserts; Desertification.
by Stephen S. Birdsall, John Florin - John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The book is about the geography of the United States. And although the authors look at the country's physical geography, the central interest is not landforms, climate, soils, or vegetation but the human imprint on the landscape.
by Jack Dangermond, Matt Artz - ESRI
GIS has evolved into a crucial tool for science-based problem solving and decision making. GIS uses the power of information technology to examine geographic knowledge in ways that would be extremely time-consuming and expensive if done manually.