PhysicalGeography.net contains six
Fundamentals (of Physical Geography) Online
eBook, Understanding (Physical Geography) Online
eBook, Learning Visualizations, Glossary
of Terms, Internet Weblinks,
and Search Site.
The Fundamentals of Physical
Geography (2nd Edition) online textbook describes an
area of knowledge within Geography known as Physical Geography.
The overall purpose of this work is to teach the connected world
about my favorite topic of conversation Physical Geography. The Fundamentals
of Physical Geography online textbook contains
over three hundred pages of information and more than four hundred
2-D illustrations, photographs, and animated graphics organized
into ten chapters. Important key terms
in the text are linked to an interactive Glossary
within the pages of this online textbook are
links to study guide pages and additional
reading pages for each
chapter. Please note that the pages found in this work are
always in a state of being improved. Your comments and corrections, emailed to
me, play an important role in this process.
As you have already learned, key terms in the online
textbook Fundamentals of Physical Geography and Understanding Physical Geography are
hyperlinked to a Glossary of Terms. This Glossary
of Terms contains the definitions for about 2000 terms
commonly used in Physical Geography (and Earth Science).
I am currently preparing a new free eBook titled Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook will contain significantly more information than Fundamentals of Physical Geography and will be written for a 1st year university audience. Each chapter of this eBook will be available in PDF format, which should make the printing of hard copies relatively easy. Completion date for this project is the middle of 2012. Several draft chapters are now available for downloading.
The Learning Visualizations component of this site is another work in progress. In this component of PhysicalGeography.net, you will find high resolution copies of the figures and photographs I use in the eBooks Fundamentals of Physical Geography and Understanding Physical Geography. This component will also contain a number of animations that I have created for explaining various concepts in Physical Geography. Educators and students have my open permission to use figures, photographs, animations that I have created in their lectures and other educational projects. Authors and textbook publishers do not have my permission to use these items in commercial publications. Permission for commercial use of my work must be negotiated with me on an individual basis.
The Internet Weblinks component
of this site contains hundreds of links to sites on the internet
that contain useful information related to Physical Geography.
These links are organized according to the chapters found in the Fundamentals
of Physical Geography online textbook.
To help find information on this site quickly a Google search
engine is available. To use the search engine select the "Search Site" link located
in the top navigation bar found on most of the site's pages.
We would also like to thank all those individuals
who contacted me about typos and other errors in
my web pages. A special thanks goes out to Allen
Hutchinson for his diligence in providing
numerous suggestions on how to improve the readability
of this work.
During 2009, about 2 million
computer clients (users) accessed PhysicalGeography.net and
more than 5 million page visits took place.