This primary text, designed for undergraduate courses, provides a modern approach to the fundamentals of physical geography by linking process, form, and effect. The authors explore the natural world as a series of systems and consider the relationship between the different components of each. They examine, in turn, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, providing a thorough discussion of their composition and the ways in which their interaction forms our global environment. Throughout, the authors demonstrate the role of humanity in influencing the physical environment and the ways in which we are affected by our surroundings. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, and charts, Fundamentals of Physical Geography is an ideal text.David John Briggs, Peter Smithson ... Unlike other diagrams of heat and water budgets this does not show maximum values over the equator. ... they act as a major regulator upon the flow of water through the system, influencing in particular evaporation and the return of water to the atmosphere, and thereby controlling to aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Fundamentals of Physical Geography|
|Author||:||David John Briggs, Peter Smithson|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 1986|