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Learn physical geography at your own pace

What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the typeof climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptionsor strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With PhysicalGeography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers tothese questions and many more about the basics of how our planetoperates.

Veteran geography teacher Michael Craghan takes you on a guidedtour of Earth's surface, explaining our planet's systems and cyclesand their complex interactions step by step. From seasonal changesto coastal processes, from effluvial basins to deep sea fissures,Craghan puts the emphasis on comprehension of the topics. He alsoincludes more than 100 specially commissioned illustrations and 50photographs to help clarify difficult concepts. The clearlystructured format of Physical Geography makes it fully accessible,providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview for everyonefrom the student to the amateur geographer to the hobbyist.

Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Physical Geography allows you tobuild gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace.Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapterand allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern.Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concisevolume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyonewho wants to improve his or her understanding of physicalgeography.

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