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The Earths Natural Forces Kenneth J. Gregory

The Earths Natural Forces

Kenneth J. Gregory

Published November 15th 1990
ISBN : 9780195208603
Hardcover
256 pages
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The physical world around us is shaped by the natural forces of the Earth--by the action of climate, rivers, earthquakes and volcanoes, oceans and glaciers, the geology of the planet, and the various forms of life that inhabit it. This lavishlyMoreThe physical world around us is shaped by the natural forces of the Earth--by the action of climate, rivers, earthquakes and volcanoes, oceans and glaciers, the geology of the planet, and the various forms of life that inhabit it. This lavishly illustrated new reference offers a uniquely comprehensive examination of the ways in which these natural forces shape the Earth. The Introduction examines the larger forces that impact on the Earth- the Sun- the molten core of the planet- changing climates- cycles of water erosion, and nutrition- and humans. Covering twenty-two regions of the world, the volume explores such topics as the Mississippi Basin (USA)- the Andes (South America)- hurricanes and other tropical storms (Central America)- the mistral and other local winds (France)- Mt. Etna and volcanic activity (Italy/Greece)- causes of desertification (Northern Africa)- and earthquakes and tsunami (Japan and Korea).