Elements of Physical Geography
Arthur Strahler, Alan H. Strahler
Introduction--The Human Environment. Our Spherical Habitat. The Earth2s Atmosphere and Radiation Balance. Heat and Cold in the Life Layer. Global Circulation of the Atmosphere and Oceans. Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation. Air Masses and Cyclonic Storms. The Global Scope of Climate. Low-Latitude Climates. Midlatitude and High-Latitude Climates. Runoff and Water Resources. Earth Materials. The Lithosphere and Plate Tectonics. Volcanic and Tectonic Landforms. Weathering and Mass Wasting. Landforms Made by Running Water. Landforms and Rock Structure. Landforms Made by Waves and Wind. Glacial Landforms and the Ice Age. The Soil Layer. Environments of Natural Vegetation. Global Environmental Regions--A Synthesis. Appendix. Glossary. Index.
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