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Joseph Holden's An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment PDF

By Joseph Holden

ISBN-10: 0131217615

ISBN-13: 9780131217614

Entire and globally centred, "An creation to actual Geography" "and the surroundings" is richly supported via case reports and foreign examples. It offers an intensive evaluation of the foremost issues, taking a look heavily at procedures and environmental difficulties, and supplying informative, specialist and useful assurance of actual geography. each one bankruptcy is written via a number one expert of their box. additionally, there are a number of selection questions for every bankruptcy, interactive numerical versions, an annotated bibliography, a listing of weblinks and a entire word list

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The experiences of the explorers had begun to overturn traditional views of those thought to be authority figures (such as leaders of the Christian Church and the theories of the ancient Greeks). A fundamental importance (as recognized much earlier by Muqaddasi) was beginning to be placed on the role of real- Historical development of physical geography world experience. This meant that determining whether or not there was a Southern Ocean landmass could only be established through experience and not by just reading the works of Aristotle.

Firstly, if you spend a lot of time in just one place it must be asked whether the findings are relevant to other places. In most cases they will not be. g. on one glacier in New Zealand)? Case studies provide us with a better way of looking at how things are related. In extensive studies it is often hard to establish whether particular variables are really related to each other or whether other factors have affected them. In small-scale case studies, however, we may be able to see how one variable affects another.

5; see Chapter 14). As the discharge increased downstream the equations suggested that channel width, mean depth and mean velocity should all increase. These equations could be used to make predictions about the discharge or hydraulic geometry of rivers across the world (see Chapter 14). However, there are two problems with this approach. The first is that the relationships determined are purely statistical relationships (or functional relationships). In other words, they are just a result of the average value of the width, depth, velocity and discharge of all the rivers that were measured, but this does not explain why channel dimensions vary in such a way with discharge.

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