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Introducing physical geography
Strahler, Alan H.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1998]

Physical Description:
xviii, 567 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
At head of title: Strahler, Strahler

Includes index.
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GB54.5 .S77 1998 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Table of Contents

Our Place in the Sun
The Earth's Global Energy Balance
Air Temperature and Air Temperature Cycles
Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation
Winds and Global Circulation
Weather Systems
Global Climates
Global Ecosystems
Global Soils
Earth Materials
The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics
Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms
Weathering and Mass Wasting
Fresh Water of the Continents
Landforms Made by Running Water
Landforms and Rock Structure
Landforms Made by Waves and Wind
Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age
Epilogue: News from the Future
Photo Credits
Conversion Factors
Relief Surface of the Earth
Topographic Map Symbols
Science News