Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition By Tim Foresman, Alan Strahler Visualizing Physical Geography is a comprehensive, modern book for today’s physical geography course. Through current examples, thorough coverage of geographers’ tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content—Visualizing helps students become active learners. Schedule a Demo Sign Up for a Test Drive Adopt WileyPLUS Want to learn more about WileyPLUS? Click Here Hear from our Authors What’s Inside About the Authors Table of Contents More opportunities for critical thinking In every chapter, select figures are paired with new critical thinking questions. Ask Yourself questions test student comprehension of the figure. Put It Together questions ask students to combine information from the figure with previously learned material. Think Critically questions require students extend their knowledge by applying what they’ve learned to new situations. A collection of videos accompany each Wiley Visualizing text A collection of videos, mostly from the award-winning National Geographic Film Collection, accompany each Wiley Visualzing text. Each video clip illustrates a specific concept or topic and is accompanied by commentary and questions that further develop student understanding. Icons in the text indicate when a video clip is available. Wiley Visualizing’s multi-media approach to learning helps students achieve more SEG Research recently conducted a national, multi-site study of students enrolled in introductory-level college courses. The study evaluated the effectiveness of Wiley Visualizing, an educational program designed to better engage students, increase retention, and improve student learning by use of a pedagogy in which meaningful visuals and multimedia are integrated with the text. Wiley Visualizing supports faculty and promotes student engagement by facilitating comprehension leading to increased retention. View the Executive Summary Features Include New emphasis on climate change. Expanded coverage of important topics. Throughout, this edition contains new or expanded discussions of important and relevant topics. Enhanced visuals. New Science Tools feature. New Where Geographers Click feature. New Video Explorations feature Tim Foresman earned his Ph.D. degree in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is adjunct Professor of Geography at University of Maryland and president of the International Center for Remote Sensing Education. He has over 100 professional articles and books on environmental protection and sustainable development using the applied tools of geography, including remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). His pioneering work in spatial information systems and geographic information systems includes a seminal publication on the history of GIS and a Lifetime Achievement Award from ESRI. His active research and field studies have included tenure with the US Department of Defense, US Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and the United Nations Environment Programme. His international recognition includes service as adjunct professor at Coventry University in England and Qinghai University in China, as well as visiting professor at Keio University in Japan. He was elected as Fellow of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Alan Strahler earned his Ph.D. degree in Geography from Johns Hopkins in 1969, and is presently Professor of Geography at Boston University. He has published over 250 articles in the refereed scientific literature, largely on the theory of remote sensing of vegetation, and has also contributed to the fields of plant geography, forest ecology, and quantitative methods. In 2011, he received the Pecora Award from the US Geological Survey and the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in recognition of his work in remote sensing. He has also been awarded the Association of American Geographers/Remote Sensing Specialty Group Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Remote Sensing. With Arthur Strahler, he is a coauthor of seven textbook titles with twelve revised editions on physical geography and environmental science. He holds the honorary degree D.S.H.C. from the UniversitÃ© Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. CHAPTER 1: Discovering the Earth’s DimensionsCHAPTER 2: The Earth’s Global Energy BalanceCHAPTER 3: Air TemperatureCHAPTER 4: Atmospheric Moisture and PrecipitationCHAPTER 5: Global Atmospheric and Oceanic CirculationCHAPTER 6: Weather SystemsCHAPTER 7: Global Climates and Climate ChangeCHAPTER 8: Earth from the Inside OutCHAPTER 9: Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and VolcanoesCHAPTER 10: Weathering and Mass WastingCHAPTER 11: Fresh Water of the ContinentsCHAPTER 12: Landforms Made by Running WaterCHAPTER 13: Landforms Made by Wind and WavesCHAPTER 14: Glacial and Periglacial LandformsCHAPTER 15: Global SoilsCHAPTER 16: Biogeographic ProcessesCHAPTER 17: Global BiogeographyAppendix: Answers to Self-TestsGlossaryReferencesText, Table and Line Art CreditsPhoto CreditsIndex Wiley Team for Success. Dedicated to Student Achievement. 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