Introduction to Physical Geography a. Introduction to Geography Introduction The main objective of this online textbook is to introduce students to the exciting field of knowledge known as physical geography.
Monroe Now in its third edition, this highly regarded text has firmly established itself as the definitive introduction to geographical statistics. Assuming no reader background in statistics, the authors lay out the proper role of statistical analysis and methods in human and physical geography.
They delve into the calculation of descriptive summaries and graphics, the use of inferential statistics as exploratory and descriptive tools, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests and different spatial statistics to explore geographic patterns, inferential spatial statistics, and spatial autocorrelation and variograms.
The authors maintain an exploratory and investigative approach throughout, providing readers with real-world geographic issues and more than 50 map examples. Concepts are explained clearly and narratively without oversimplification. Each chapter concludes with a list of major goals and objectives.
An epilogue offers over geographic situations, inviting students to apply their new statistical skills to solve problems currently affecting our world. Data sets for many of the book's examples, appropriate for use with a variety of statistical and GIS software can be downloaded here.
In many cases I found the explanations to be weak, often irrelevant, and confusing. The level of difficulty of other books, which were better written, was too high. This text seems to be exactly what I need. It strikes the right balance between rigor and accessibility.
It contains some of the best explanations I could find for my students on key topics in statistics. The interesting practical applications supporting the core material and the numerous exercises at the end of the book are invaluable.
It is the best textbook I could find on this subject at this level. Equally important, the authors show students how to interpret the results of their analysis.
This text provides both the theory and application of statistics for undergraduate students in geography.
A welcome resource for students who are just beginning geostatistics. The examples are contextually simple to understand without sacrificing too much theory. It is full of practical examples in plain English.
The authors have presented and explained otherwise complicated topics of statistics in a manner that any college student can easily comprehend.
I love the book and my students do too. Spatial Data and Descriptive Statistics 4.1. Introduction “Today Geography is an extremely diverse discipline covering several areas of study and involving researches with different backgrounds from all over the world (Algona & Marsh, )”.
Thus Geography is a discipline that has evolved through time.
College courses in systematic geography include: physical geography, economic geography, cultural geography, political geography, etc. The introductory chapter of your textbook introduces you to some of these systematic issues.
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The main objective of this online textbook is to introduce students to the exciting field of knowledge known as physical urbanagricultureinitiative.comal geography is a discipline that is part of a much larger area of understanding called geography.
O ver the course of the next few months MSNBC and photographer Matt Black will undertake an ambitious accounting of poverty in America in a project called The Geography of Poverty.
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