Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Canadian Edition: Lab Manual

Paperback | August 13, 2009

byPeter Long

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The laboratory manual to accompany the second Canadian edition of Physical Geography: The Global Environment contains 22 hands-on exercises that cover the core concepts of physical geography: climate, weather systems, geomorphology, soils, zoogeography-just to name a few. Each lab relates to aparticular unit or units of the textbook and uses maps, figures, tables, aerial photographs, and data sets to highlight Canadian geographical features and localities.

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The laboratory manual to accompany the second Canadian edition of Physical Geography: The Global Environment contains 22 hands-on exercises that cover the core concepts of physical geography: climate, weather systems, geomorphology, soils, zoogeography-just to name a few. Each lab relates to aparticular unit or units of the textbook an...

Peter Long is a geomorphologist who teaches introductory physical geography and all levels of geomorphology at York University where he is a full professor. In addition, he is the coordinator of the physical geography laboratory.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:August 13, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195433246

ISBN - 13:9780195433241

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PrefaceLAB 1: Introduction to Selected TechniquesCovers Unit 3LAB 2: Solar Radiation and Energy-Efficient ArchitectureCovers Units 6, 12LAB 3: Annual Radiation, Temperature, and Precipitation Patterns in CanadaCovers Units 7, 11LAB 4: Atmospheric Stability and Orographic PrecipitationCovers Unit 12LAB 5: Latitudinal Energy Balance Components and Energy in the Northern HemisphereCovers Units 9, 11, 12, 13LAB 6: Meteoric Impact and Volcanic LandformsCovers Units 21, 25LAB 7: The Lithosphere and Plate TectonicsCovers Units 24, 26LAB 8: Slope Form and Process in the Lower Rouge Valley, Southern OntarioCovers Unit 30LAB 9: Infiltration and RunoffCovers Units 30, 31LAB 10: Water Balance and Runoff in the Black Creek and Credit River Basins, Southern OntarioCovers Units 11, 31, 32LAB 11: Drainage Basin Dynamics: The Etobicoke Creek Basin, Ontario, and other WatershedsCovers Units 31, 32, 33, 34LAB 12: Streamflow and Channel GeometryCovers Units 30, 31, 33, 34LAB 13: Glacier Mass BalanceCovers Units 36, 37Lab 14: Alpine Glaciations and Associated Landforms: The Columbia IcefieldCovers Units 36, 37Lab 15: Glacier Mass Balance and the Glaciated LandscapeCovers Units 36, 37Lab 16: Glacierization, Discharge, and Sediment BudgetsCovers Units 36, 37, 38LAB 17: The Catastrophic Draining of Ape LakeCovers Unit 38LAB 18: Soil Capability for Septic Tank-Weeping Field Systems in the Dore Lake Area, Renfrew County, OntarioCovers Unit 44Lab 19: Spatial Variations in Soil Erosion in a Small Area of the Eastern End of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Ganaraska Watershed, OntarioCovers Unit 44LAB 20: Classification of Land Capability for Ungulates in the Nelson Area, Selkirk, and Monashee Mountains, British ColumbiaCovers Units 46, 48LAB 21: End Wisconsinan and Holocene Vegetational DynamicsCovers Units 46, 47LAB 22: Island BiogeographyCovers Unit 48