By Alan H. Strahler, Zeeya Merali
This debut variation of Visualizing actual Geography encompasses the technological know-how of actual geography from neighborhood to worldwide scales, utilizing a uniquely visible method of take scholars on a trip from the head layers of the Earth’s surroundings to the rocks underlying the sea basins to the forests of the farthest continents. As scholars discover the severe themes of actual geography, their learn of the weather, floor positive factors, and habitats all over the world makes use of simple strategies of ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental technology, biology, and physics and plenty of different disciplines. Visualizing actual Geography reinforces those interacting parts and, with its superior artwork software (in partnership with National Geographic), vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of actual approaches that weave jointly to create our planet’s dynamic floor and atmosphere.
Visualizing Geography is predicated seriously at the integration of National Geographic and different visuals with textual content to clarify ideas for college kids and solidify their figuring out of them. The objective is to aid scholars comprehend the realm round them and interpret what they see in a significant, actual and intriguing approach. The content material, layout and format of the textual content takes good thing about the whole means during which scholars procedure info – visible in addition to verbal.
Visualizing Geography additionally is helping scholars learn their very own own learning and studying kinds with a number of new pedagogical aids -- encouraging scholars to use what they're studying to their daily lives. Visualizing Geography keeps to supply ongoing examine counsel and mental ideas for getting to know the material. most significantly scholars are supplied with various possibilities to right away entry their understanding.
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All the area south of lat. 66 1/2° S lies under the Sun’s rays, inundated with 24 hours of daylight. This parallel is known as the Antarctic Circle. The subsolar point has shifted to a point on the parallel at lat. 23 1/2° S, known as the Tropic of Capricorn. The solstices and equinoxes are four special events that occur only once during the year. Between these times, the latitude of the subsolar point travels northward and southward in an annual cycle, looping between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
The subsolar point is the single point on the Earth’s surface where the Sun is directly overhead at a particular moment. 23 . The Sun’s rays graze the surface at both poles, so the surfaces at the poles receive very little solar energy. The subsolar point falls on the equator. 24 . Summer (June) solstice is shown on the left. Imagine that you are back at a point on the lat. 24 At the solstice, the north end of the Earth’s axis of rotation is fully tilted either toward or away from the Sun. Because of the tilt, polar regions experience either 24-hour day or 24-hour night.
So a navigator can simply draw a line between any two points on the map and measure the bearing, or direction angle of the line, with respect to a nearby meridian on the map. Since the meridian is a true northsouth line, the angle will give the compass bearing to be followed. 11). MERCATOR PROJECTION Gerardus Mercator invented his navigator’s map in 1569. It is a classic that has never gone out of style. In the Mercator projection, the meridians form a rectangular grid of straight vertical lines, while the parallels form straight horizontal lines.