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Physical Geography

Physical Geography
2 Volume Paperback Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108005227
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  • Mary Somerville (1780–1872) would have been a remarkable woman in any age, but as an acknowledged leading mathematician and astronomer at a time when the education of most women was extremely restricted, her achievement was extraordinary. Laplace famously told her that 'there have been only three women who have understood me. These are yourself, Mrs Somerville, Caroline Herschel and a Mrs Greig of whom I know nothing.' Mary Somerville was in fact Mrs Greig. After (as she herself said) translating Laplace's work 'from algebra into common language', she wrote On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1834), also reissued in this series. Her next book, the two-volume Physical Geography (1848), was a synthesis of geography, geology, botany, astronomy and zoology, drawing on the most recent discoveries in all these fields to present an overview of current understanding of the natural world and the Earth's place in the universe.

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    18th Dec 2017 by Patrickson

    the book is good but for the student makes confusion due to points are not specified cleary

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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108005227
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geology
    2. Form of the Great Continent
    3. The high lands of the Great Continent (continued)
    4. The high lands of the Great Continent (continued)
    5. Secondary mountain systems of the Great Continent
    6. The southern low lands of the Great Continent, with their secondary table-lands and mountains
    7. Africa
    8. American continent
    9. The low lands of South America
    10. Central America
    11. North America
    12. North America (continued)
    13. Greenland
    14. The continent of Australia
    15. The ocean
    16. Springs
    17. Asiatic Rivers
    18. River systems of North America
    19. Lakes
    20. The atmosphere
    21. Vegetation
    22. Vegetation of the Great Continent
    23. Flora of Tropical Asia
    24. African flora
    25. American vegetation
    26. Distribution of insects
    27. Distribution of fishes and of the marine mammalia, phocae, dolphins and whales
    28. Distribution of reptiles
    29. Distribution of birds in the Arctic Regions
    30. Distribution of mammalia throughout the Earth
    31. The distribution, condition and future prospects of the human race.

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    Mary Somerville

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