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Physical Geography: The Key Concepts





ISBN 9780415452083
Published August 12, 2009 by Routledge
224 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Physical Geography: The Key Concepts is a thought-provoking and up-to-date introduction to the central ideas and debates within the field. It provides extended definitions of terms that are fundamental to physical geography and its many branches, covering topics such as:

  • biogeography
  • ecology
  • climatology
  • meteorology
  • geomorphology
  • hydrology
  • pedology

Complete with informative tables, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading, this is a highly accessible guide for those studying physical geography and related courses.

Table of Contents

Adaptation; Aridity; Bioclimate; Catastrophism; Continental drift; Convection; Desertification; Dispersal; Ecosystem; Equifinality; Eustasy; Extinction; Geochronology; Gradualism; Hydrological cycle; Invasive species; Isostasy; Microclimate; Natural selection; Pedogenesis; Plate tectonics; Refugia; Soil; Sustainability; Topography; Uniformitarianism; Zonality

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Biography

Richard Huggett is a Reader in Physical Geography at the University of Manchester. His publications include Fundamentals of Biogeography, Fundamentals of Geomorphology and The Natural History of the Earth, all published by Routledge.