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Vernon Finch & Glenn Trewartha


Subtitle: Physical and Cultural, McGraw Hill Books, N.Y., 1949, 711 pgs., index, many maps, charts, diagrams


Reviewer comment:
This is a very valuble reference and book for students of geopolitics to study. It includes detail on the important fundamentals of physical geography that are basic for understanding of geopolitics: such as, climate, topography, soil and vegetation types, weather air and ocean currents, natural resources including oil and minerals, and the distribution of these throughout the world. It also includes important factors in the cultural category on how the human population has historically reacted to all these and will continue to do so in the future.


Table of Contents
1 The Field of Geography: Its Content, Method and point of View
2 The Earth: Its Shape, Planetary Relations and Representation on Maps


Section A The Elements of Weather and Climate

3. Air Temperature (including Insolation)
4. Atmospheric Pressure and Winds
5. Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation
6. Air Masses Fronts and Storms

Section B Climatic Types and Their Distribution
7. The Tropical Rainy Climates
8. The Dry Climates
9. The Humid Mesothermal Climates
10. The Humid Microthermal Climates Section

Section C Processes Concerned with the Origin of Landforms
12. Earth, Materials and the Tectonic Processes
13. The Agents and Processes of Gradation

Section D Landforms
14. Plains and Stream Degradation
15. Plains and Stream Aggradation
16. Glaciated Plains
17. Plains in Dry Climates
18. The Shore Features of Plains
19. Plateaus
20. Hill Land
21. MountainsSection

E Earth Resources
22. Water Resources of the Land
23. The Biotic Resources: Original Vegetation Cover and Associated Animal Life
24. Soils: Their Nature andClassification
25. The Great Soil Groups of the World
26. The Mineral Fuels
27. Ores and Other Economic Minerals


The Cultural Elements of Geography
Features Resulting From Man's Use of the Land Introduction
28 population
29. Settlements and Their Houses
30. Agriculture and Its Associated Features
31. Manufacture and its Associated Features
32. Communications, Transportation, and Trade
Retrospect and Conclusion



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