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Man And Environmental Processes

A Physical Geography Perspective, 1st Edition

By K. J. Gregory


292 pages

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 The aim of the present volume is to review the effects of human activity on physical environment processes, and this is justified not only as a complement to the approach taken by G. P. Marsh his volume Man and Nature (1864), but also as a sequel to the work produced since 1864, with contributions since the mid-nineteenth century to the study of t

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Atmosphere -- The Radiation Balance -- Precipitation -- Man-Modified Climates -- Hydrosphere -- Hydrological Processes -- Coastal Processes -- Lithosphere -- Slopes and Weathering -- River Channels -- Permafrost and Ground Ice -- Subsurface Influences -- Pedosphere -- Soil Profile Processes -- Soil Erosion and Conservation -- Biosphere -- Ecosystems and Communities: Patterns and Processes -- The Conservation of Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems -- Conclusion -- A Perspective

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