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Scientific Principles for Physical Geographers

1st Edition

By Ian Bradbury, John Boyle, Andy Morse


320 pages

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pub: 2001-08-20
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Science for Geography and Environment introduces students (and academics who need to brush up their knowledge!) to scientific principles in a lively and accessible way, allowing them to proceed through the text at their own pace. The book is structured thematically with a logical development of key topics, all linked by a comprehensive cross-referencing system. Concepts and principles will be grounded in everyday experience and exemplified by reference to geographical/environmental processes. The authors are also testing each stage of the text on their own students, thereby ensuring that student needs are given top priority in the book's development.

Lively and relevant introduction to those scientific principles necessary to understand key processes occuring within the natural environment.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Using Numbers - Integers

3. Fractions

4. Decimals

5. Ratios

6. Powers

7. Logarithms

8. Functions

9. Graphs

10. Mathematical Formulae

11. Nature of Matter - Solids

12. Liquids

13. Gases

14. Temperatre and Pressure Effects

15. Chemical Elements

16. Elements in the Earth's Crust

17. Elements of Biological Importance

18. Atomic Structure

19. Isotopes and Radioactivity

20. Periodic Table

21. Molecules

22. Compounds

23. Chemical Reactions

24. Chemical Formulae

25. Chemical Bonds

26. Ions and Ionic Compunds

27 Ion Exchange

28. Minerlas

29. Crystals

30. Biochemicals

31. pH. Buffer Capacity

32. Acids and Bases

33. Oxidation and Reduction

34. Energy - Types of Energy

35. Energy Transformations

36. Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

37. First Two Laws of Thermo Dynamics

38. The Electromagnetic Spectrum

39. Nature of Light

40. Waves and Photons

41. Magnetism

Subject Categories

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