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The Dictionary of Physical Geography, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-20473-2
624 pages
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.



List of Contributors.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography.


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Author Information

David Thomas is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of seven books and over 100 refereed research papers in journals and edited volume contributions. Recent work includes Desertification: Exploding the Myth (with N. J. Middleton, 1994); Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands (ed., 2nd edn, 1997) and World Atlas of Desertification (with N. J. Middleton, 2nd edn, 1997).

Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, where
he was also Head of Development and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1995 to 1997. His previous books include Environmental Change (with Stephen Stokes, 4th edn, 2000), The Nature of the Environment (Blackwell, 3rd edn, 1993), The Changing Earth (Blackwell, 1995), The Human Impact Reader (Blackwell, 1997), The Earth Transformed (with Heather Viles, Blackwell, 1997) The Human Impact on the Natural Environment (5th Ed. Blackwell, 1999).

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Updated and revised under the guidance of a new international team of experts.

  • Includes new entries on current relevant topics and themes.
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"The Dictionary is a remarkable collaborative effort and a valuable resource. It is a very worthwhile purchase for anyone studying or teaching physical geography." Progress in Physical geography <!--end-->

"A vital reference work for students, teachers, professionals, and researchers in physical geography and related environmental sciences, it is recommended for all academic and public libraries." J. A. Coombs, Southwest Missouri State University

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