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An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment


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Preface to the fourth edition List of contributors Editor's acknowledgements Part I: The role of physical geography Chapter 1. Approaching physical geography Part II: Continent and oceans Chapter 2. Earth geology and tectonics Chapter 3. Oceans Part III: Past, present and future climate and weather Chapter 4. The Pleistocene Chapter 5. The Holocene Chapter 6. Atmospheric processes Chapter 7. Contemporary climate change Chapter 8. Global climate and weather Chapter 9. Regional and local climates Part IV: Biogeography and ecology Chapter 10. The biosphere Chapter 11. Ecosystem processes Chapter 12. Freshwater ecosystems Chapter 13. Vegetation and climate change Part V: Geomorphology and hydrology Chapter 14. Weathering Chapter 15. Slope processes and landform evolution Chapter 16. Sediments and sedimentation Chapter 17. Soils Chapter 18. Catchment hydrology Chapter 19. Fluvial geomorphology and river management Chapter 20. Solutes and water quality Chapter 21. Drylands Chapter 22. Coasts Chapter 23. Glaciers and ice sheets Chapter 24. Permafrost and periglaciation Part VI: Monitoring and management Chapter 25. Monitoring environmental change Chapter 26. Dealing with hazards and environmental change

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Joseph Holden is Professor of Physical Geography at the School of Geography and also the Dean of Research for the Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds.

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