Oxford Dictionary of Geography by Susan Mayhew

By Susan Mayhew

Containing over 3,100 entries on all points of either human and actual geography, this best-selling dictionary is the main authoritative single-volume reference paintings of its sort. It contains assurance of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, inhabitants, undefined, and improvement. labored examples and diagrams are supplied for lots of entries, together with 15 new illustrations.

All current entries were totally revised and up-to-date for this new version, and there's now improved assurance of Geographical details structures (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, in addition to the inclusion of extra foreign examples inside definitions, broadening its assurance significantly. The dictionary comprises greater than four hundred new entries, together with economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore monetary centres. advised internet hyperlinks are urged for plenty of entries, obtainable and saved modern through the Dictionary of Geography significant other site.

Packed with transparent, concise, and authoritative info, this A-Z reference is an important better half for all scholars and lecturers of geography.

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See also concentration and centralization. Back - New Search aggradation The deposition of unconsolidated deposits by aeolian, marine, or fluvial processes, when the quantity or calibre of the load is greater than the competence of the transporting medium to carry it, or as a result of mass movement. Alluvial deposits are major features of aggradation, and detailed analyses of aggradation deposits , such as the East Anglian Fens, using stratigraphical and palynological methods, have enabled geomorphologists to throw light on post-glacial climatic change.

Back - New Search alp The shoulder of land above a glacial trough. The alp runs from the break of slope above the trough to the summer snowline, and the term is also used in Switzerland to signify summer pasture there. In network analysis, the ratio of the actual number of circuits in a network to the maximum possible number of circuits in that network. It is given as: = [(e-v+p)/(2v–5)]×100 where e = edges, v = vertices, and p = number of graphs or subgraphs. Values range from 0%—no circuits—to 100%—a completely interconnected network.

Thus, while there are tides along the coasts of East Anglia and the Netherlands, there is a point in the sea between the two where there is no change in the height of the water; the tidal range increasing with distance from this point. High water rotates around the amphidromic point; anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Back - New Search ana- Rising. See ana-front, anabatic wind. Back - New Search anabatic wind An upslope wind caused by local heating.

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