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McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation (11th Edition) 11th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321820436
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About the Author

Darrel Hess is professor of geography at City College of San Francisco, where he served as chair of the Earth Sciences department from 1995-2009. He regularly teaches physical geography, economic geography, and human geography. Hess received his B.A. in geography from UC Berkeley and his M.A. in geography from UCLA. Before graduate school he served in the Peace Corps in Korea, and before teaching full-time he worked as a writer, photographer, and audiovisual producer.

 

Hess served as T.A. to Tom McKnight at UCLA. He began working with McKnight and Pearson as author of the text’s Study Guide starting in the Fourth Edition and as author for the Lab Manual starting in the Fifth Edition. He became a full time co-author of the Ninth Edition, and became sole author of the Tenth Edition. Hess has contributed to the development of the Geoscience Animation Library and has partnered with many geoscience teachers and writers in the development of the CA edition.

  

Dennis Tasa has been a renowned illustrator of many bestselling geoscience textbooks since 1978,  including the physical geology, Earth science, and meteorology franchises by Tarbuck and Lutgens. He has created illustrations and media for NSF-funded projects, and has worked on various Earth science media, including Pearson’s GEODe.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 11 edition (January 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321820436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321820433
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this textbook! I just wish it came sooner, but it is overall FABULOUS!!! It's just as easy to read and understand as the study guide and the book came in SUPERB condition! What really impressed me about this book is that it came with the unused laboratory code. The process of signing into the online geography program was very easy and FAST! The answers to the questions on the quizzes and tests are somewhat easy to find in the book and I would HIGHLY recommend this textbook to every college student in the world who is taking a geography course!!!
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By BassJas on May 20, 2016
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I teach physical geography at a community college. This text was recommended to me by my department chair. After using it this semester, I've realized it's not that great of a book. Even many of my best students did not like the text.

The writing is very dry and the order of the materials within a chapter don't flow well. Also, his explanations are not the best for some of the landscape features and processes. I very much prefer Geosystems by Christopherson. The explanations in that text are much clearer to understand and less dry, writing-wise. This may have been a great text when McKnight was alive and writing it, but today it just does not do a good job. There are better resources out there for physical geography texts.

The only reason I gave this book 2 stars instead of 1 was because of the images. The images are top-notch and do a great job of showing concepts.
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This is a jam packed book full of information and great diagrams and pictures to help understand the material. I wish I could give a better critique of the knowledge but I am starting out in a geography course and so it is all new to me. As far as book layout and organization the book is suiting my needs for the class. I understand the content in how it is explained and hope it assists me in taking something away from the course! As always textbooks are a bit on the pricey side! Wish it were a bit cheaper!
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I don't mind the subject but not a fan of this particular book. Its a pretty dryly written and does not hold my attention like some of my other science (or even math) textbooks do. Obviously most people that buy this will be getting it because its required for their class. But if for some reason you are reading just for fun, keep looking.
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By Sarah Jane on September 15, 2015
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The condition of this used book is excellent. I feel like I got a great deal, thanks to the seller. The content is visually interesting. I'm no geography genius so I don't have much to say about the accuracy or the layout but I did notice there are punctuation/spelling errors, at least in the first chapter. It boggles my mind that an editor overlooks such things in such an expensive book.
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I had to purchase this book for a college class, and I'm surprised with how much I learned from it. It provided a decent breakdown of the concepts it introduces, and I almost never felt like I had information being thrown at me. There are plenty of diagrams and pictures and stuff. You know, all the textbook basics. The online animations and examples are also surprisingly helpful and usually very easy to understand. I would recommend the book, but chances are if you're buying a geography textbook it's because you need it and not for light reading. But either way, it's not a bad buy.
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I purchased this and opened it on the first day of class only to realize that all of the lab manual worksheets were torn out throughout the entire book! Who sells a lab manual with no labs?! I'm glad I noticed on the first day and not halfway through the quarter.
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It is the book I needed, however it is filled with highlighter and EXTREMELY hard to read as it is like a rainbow of bright colors.

I sometimes have a hard time focusing on text for long periods, but this was extremely hard to get through. I can't imagine having ADD or ADHD and trying to get through all the colors and crossed off sections of this book. I was a bit disappointed in the quality.
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