This book introduces readers to the most important aspects of geography and how they affect us. It covers all areas of geography, from physical geography to climate and weather to human and cultural geography. It is presented in an accessible and straightforward manner, explaining scientific concepts in the most basic way possible. Readers acquire an understanding of and skill in geographical principles, adding a critical component to their professional knowledge.
Frank R. Spellman is assistant professor of Environmental Health at Old Dominion University and the author of more than 50 books, including Ecology for Nonecologists (GI, 2008) and Geology for Nongeologists (GI, 2009).
Part I 1 The Basics Chapter 1 2 Introduction Part II 3 Physical Geography Chapter 2 4 Landforms Chapter 3 5 Weathering Chapter 4 6 Running Water Systems Chapter 5 7 Glacial Landforms Chapter 6 8 Volcanic Landforms & Plate Tectonics Chapter 7 9 Wind-Eroded Landforms Chapter 8 10 Coastal Features Part III 11 Climate & Weather Aspects Chapter 9 12 Climate & Weather Part IV 13 Soil Aspects Chapter 10 14 Soil Part V 15 Ecological Aspects Chapter 11 16 Ecology Part VI 17 Human/Cultural Geography Chapter 12 18 Human Geography: Thematic Units