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McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Darrel Hess, Dennis G Tasa

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 16, 2010

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Carrying forth Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, this best-seller fosters a solid understanding of Earth and its physical geography. Its clear writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of students. This edition includes thoroughly updated content and introduces renowned illustrator Dennis Tasa–yet it maintains the proven approach first presented by McKnight more than two decades ago. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Earth

 2. Portraying Earth

 3. Introduction to the Atmosphere

 4. Insolation and Temperature

 5. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind

 6. Atmospheric Moisture

 7. Atmospheric Disturbances

 8. Climate and Climate Change

 9. The Hydrosphere

10. Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere

11. Terrestrial Flora and Fauna

12. Soils

13. Introduction to Landform Study

14. The Internal Processes

15. Preliminaries to Erosion: Weathering and Mass Wasting

16. Fluvial Processes

17. Solution Processes and Karst Topography

18. The Topography of Arid Lands

19. Glacial Modification of Terrain

20. Coastal Processes and Terrain

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McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-68346-5