Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780470626153

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With its unique approach, Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition demonstrates why physical geography is relevant to students. It relies heavily on the integration of National Geographic and other visuals with narrative to explore key concepts. New emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as climate change, overpopulation and deforestation, from a geographical perspective. Readers will appreciate this approach because it vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of physical processes that weave together to create our planet’s dynamic surface and atmosphere.


  • New features including “Science Tools,” “Where Geographers Click,” and “Video Explorations.”
  • More opportunities for critical thinking – Ask Yourself questions test student comprehension of figures and Put It Together questions ask students to combine information from the figure with previously learned material.
  • New emphasis on climate change and expanded coverage of important topics with enhanced visuals.
Timothy Foresman

Alan H. Strahler

Chapter 1 Discovering the Earth’s Dimensions

Chapter 2 The Earth’s Global Energy Balance

Chapter 3 Air Temperature

Chapter 4 Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation

Chapter 5 Global Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation

Chapter 6 Weather Systems

Chapter 7 Global Climates and Climate Change

Chapter 8 Earth from the Inside Out

Chapter 9 Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

Chapter 10 Weathering and Mass Wasting

Chapter 11 Fresh Water of the Continents

Chapter 12 Landforms Made by Running Water

Chapter 13 Landforms Made by Wind and Waves

Chapter 14 Glacial and Periglacial Landforms

Chapter 15 Global Soils

Chapter 16 Biogeographic Processes

Chapter 17 Global Biogeography

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