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By Joseph Holden

This hugely revered and best-selling textbook offers an enticing and accomplished creation to the main issues inside actual geography. It specializes in realizing the inter-linkages among techniques, locations and environments and is totally illustrated to illustrate how the actual surroundings works. An advent to actual Geography and the surroundings is observed via a wealthy and large variety of digital aid assets together with up to date weblinks correct for every bankruptcy, a number of selection questions, fieldwork workouts, interactive types and movies. The textual content is acceptable for either undergraduate and postgraduate research within the box of actual geography.

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Case studies are intensive field research methods and are used widely in physical geography. g. an agricultural field compared with a natural hillside). g. g. water infiltration). 9). There are a number of problems with using case studies. 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.

This is because local factors can influence the development of a landform (such as geology or tree roots on a river bank holding the bank together and preventing it from eroding) so that it does not conform to the statistical average. Indeed sometimes it is the unusual cases that we are more interested in rather than the average. It was for these reasons that Yatsu (1992), a Japanese physical geographer with expertise in rock weathering, accused Strahler himself of ‘crying wine and selling vinegar’.

Atmosphere Gravity Landforms Tectonics Solar energy Humans H2O (ice–water –water vapour) Climate Ecological processes Biosphere Oceans us to understand how water actually flows around obstacles and thereby to develop better engineering structures such as bridges or flood protection that are less likely to be eroded or damaged. Another example of a recently developed tool now available to physical geographers is light detection and ranging (lidar). This tool uses instruments either on the ground or on board aircraft to measure very accurately the topography of the Earth’s surface and also the structure of the vegetation or built environment on top of the Earth’s surface.

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