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A Modern Dictionary of Geography by John Small, Simon Ross, Michael Witherick

By John Small, Simon Ross, Michael Witherick

Small & Witherick's hugely winning dictionary has already, in its first 3 versions, proved its price as a entire consultant to the major ideas, techniques, and terminology of up to date geography. This new, available variation displays advancements within the self-discipline due to the fact 1995. protecting either human and actual geography, this dictionary is a vital reference for undergraduate geography scholars.

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It is more apparent when a deep FRONTAL DEPRESSION over the Mediterranean causes a steep PRESSURE GRADIENT with the winter ANTICYCLONE over Russia, causing air to be drawn towards the Adriatic. bore A 'wall', or wave, of broken water moving upstream in a progressively narrowing ESTUARY subjected to a wide tidal range. At high SPRING TIDES, the advancing water is constricted by the shape of the estuary, retarded by friction at the base as the estuary becomes shallower inland, and impeded by out-flowing river water.

Some geographers would restrict the term to include only profit-making activities (as above), while others take a wider view and would include activities falling under the broad heading of PUBLIC UTILITIES, such as local government offices, libraries and museums, schools and colleges, sports centres, emergency services, etc. Central businesses typically require a central location in order to maximize access to customers drawn from all parts of the built-up area and from the surrounding MARKET AREA, and the assembly of labour for what are characteristically labourintensive activities.

Animal biomass (zoobiomass) is very small by comparison and much of it consists of micro-organisms in the soil. Plant biomass varies considerably with climate and vegetation type. In the PRAIRIE grasslands of N America, maximum biomass (at the height of the growing season) is approximately 10,000 kg ha"1; in the tropical SAVANNA it is 60,000 kg ha"1; and in deciduous oak FOREST it is 250,000 kg ha"1. biome A world-scale ECOSYSTEM usually defined by its dominant form of vegetation, and usually associated with a particular climate.

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