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Living Physical Geography (2nd Edition)

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WH Freeman

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01 January 2018

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The second edition of Bruce Gervais’ Living Physical Geography offers a fresh approach to the study of physical geography, combining print and digital media to create a scientifically substantive work that is written for...

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The second edition of Bruce Gervais’ Living Physical Geography offers a fresh approach to the study of physical geography, combining print and digital media to create a scientifically substantive work that is written for students. Living Physical Geography focuses on human-physical geography interactions, using pedagogical features in the textbook.Each of the four major parts in Living Physical Geography focuses on energy flows within Earth’s physical systems. Additionally, landscape analysis underpins the body of the text. Step-by-step examples are used to illustrate how landforms and systems develop, evolve, and change through time. 

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Explores the Human-Physical Interface - Living Physical Geography highlights the role of people as they change and are changed by Earth's physical systems. Students learn how human activity influences Earth's physical systems, ranging from local stream erosion to global climate change


Emphasises the Process of Science, the Scientific Method, and the Importance of Critical Thinking - Living Physical Geography grounds students in the process of science and the scientific method, helping students understand how we know what we know about physical geography. It addresses students as citizens, encouraging them to develop their own independent and informed ideas about geographic issues based on observation and scientific evidence

Learning Goals list the key takeaway concepts at the outset of each chapter and provide the framework for the chapter's text


Part I Atmospheric Systems: Weather and Climate 
2. Portrait of the Atmosphere
3. Solar Energy and Seasons
4. Water in the Atmosphere
5. Atmospheric Circulation and Wind Systems
6. The Restless Sky: Severe Weather and Storm Systems
7. The Changing Climate
Part II The Biosphere and the Geography of Life
8. Patterns of Life: Biogeography  
9. Climate and Life: Biomes  
10. Ocean Ecosystems 
11. Soil and Water Resources 
Part III Tectonic Systems: Building the Lithosphere
12. Earth History, Earth Interior 
13. Drifting Continents: Plate Tectonics
14. Building the Crust with Rocks  
15. Geohazards: Volcanoes and Earthquakes 
Part IV Erosion and Deposition: Sculpting the Earth’s Surface
16. Weathering and Mass Movement
17. Flowing Water: Fluvial Systems
18. The Work of Ice: The Cryosphere and Glacial Landforms 
19. Water, Wind, and Time: Desert Landforms
20. The Work of Waves: Coastal Landforms

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Bruce Gervais is a professor of geography at California State University, Sacramento. He holds a B.A. in geography from San Francisco State University and a PhD. in geography from the University of California at Los Angeles. Bruce's research focus is paleoclimatology.


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Bruce Gervais is a professor of geography at California State University, Sacramento. He holds a B.A. in geography from San Francisco State University and a PhD. in geography from the University of California at Los Angeles. Bruce's research focus is paleoclimatology.


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