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Physical Geography: The Key Concepts

1st Edition

By Richard John Huggett


210 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Key Guides

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Historical Geography
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography