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    • Working with LARSP 

      Crystal, David (Edward Arnold, 1979)
      This series is the first to approach the problem of language disability as a single field. It attempts to bring togeth,er areas of study which have traditionally been treated under separate headings, and to focus on the ...
    • Grammatical Analysis of Language Disability - 2nd Edition 

      Crystal, David; Fletcher, Paul; Garman, Michael (Cole and Whurr, 1989)
      This series is the first to approach the problem of language disability as a single field. It attempts to bring together areas of study which have traditionally been treated under separate headings, and to focus on the ...
    • Profiling Linguistic Disability 

      Crystal, David (Singular Publishing Group, 1992)
    • Marine processes and coastal landforms 

      Kirk, R. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      As most (86%) of the New Zealand population is urban and no part of the country is more than 130 km from the sea, most New Zealanders live, work, and play in the coastal zone and its resources are exploited in manifold ...
    • Synoptic controls on the weather 

      Sturman, A.P. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Atmospheric processes operate over a range of scales from global to micro. The synoptic scale refers to those processes that operate over a spatial scale of hundreds to a few thousand kilometres, with a time scale ranging ...
    • Broad background to the physical environment 

      Spronken-Smith, R.A.; Sturman, A.P. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      The physical environment is the set of physical and biological conditions that surround human beings at the Earth's surface. This book is broadly based on a systems approach to the physical environment. A system may be ...
    • Glaciers and the environment 

      Lawson, W.; Fitzsimons, S. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Glaciers are significant in the global env ironmental system for a variety of reasons. Most significant is the fact that approximately 80% of the globe's fresh water is locked up in glacier ice, a volume of water equivalent ...
    • Natural Hazards 

      Owens, I. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Major contributions to the study of natural hazards have been made by human geographers, or at least by geographers who note that consideration of human vulnerability to extreme events is the major factor influencing ...
    • Precipitation processes and water storage 

      Sturman, A.P.; Owens, I.F.; Fitzharris, B.B. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      This chapter is the first of four on hydrological aspects of the physical environment. An introduction is provided to the concept of the hydrological system, including the transfer of water between the main storage ...
    • Local and regional weather and climate 

      Sturman, A.P. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      The synoptic weather systems described in Chapter 5 provide the backdrop for the local and regional variation of weather and climate that is a marked feature of the New Zealand environment. The nature of surface topography ...
    • Volcanic landforms 

      Neall, Vince (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Volcanic landforms are common features of the New Zealand environment. They originate by two major processes: first, by the eruption of various magmas onto the Earth's surface creating a wide array of landforms; and ...
    • Human impacts on the physical environment 

      Single, M. (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Human activities affect the operation of physical environment processes, and the results rebound on the human world. The human factor is an important consideration in assessing climate, landform, and ecosystem changes. ...
    • The geomorphological role of rivers 

      Heerdegen, Richard (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Rivers are rather like the high-voltage transmission lines that cross the landscape. Just as power lines transport the energy produced at power stations, which is then transformed into work by its use, so too are rivers ...
    • Climate variation in New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific 

      Salinger, Jim (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Climate variation in the New Zealand and Southwest Pacific region is very much a subset of climate variation within the global climate system. The climate in any place over a particular time period is determined by ...
    • Oceans and their circulation 

      Bury, Sarah (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      A knowledge of the key water masses and currents that affect New Zealand is invaluable to understanding near-shore and coastal processes, and the chemistry and biology of oceanic and coastal waters. This chapter introduces ...
    • Aeolian processes and landforms 

      McGowan, Hamish (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Aeolian processes play an integral role in the evolution of our landscape through the entrainment, transportation, and deposition of fine grained sediments by the wind. They may be triggered by both natural and human-induced ...
    • Animals in the physical environment 

      Harvey, Ed (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      'New Zealand is as close as we will get to the opportunity to study life on another planet.' (Diamond 1990) Although the physical environment has been described as a habitat template for animals (Southwood 1977 ), many ...
    • Global energy and climate processes 

      Fitzharris, Blair (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      The global climate system is driven by energy, almost all of which comes from the Sun. In this chapter, variations in the Sun-Earth relationship, which create spatial and temporal variations in the receipt of solar ...
    • The biosphere and the role of vegetation 

      Holland, Peter (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      'Vegetation' signifies palatable plants to a pastoral farmer, commercially important trees to a forester, diverse textures to an artist, and valued species to a conservationist. To a geographer, the vegetation cover of ...
    • Soil formation processes 

      Morgan, Richard (Oxford University PressUniversity of Canterbury. Geography, 2001)
      Soil is a fascinating and often overlooked (figuratively but also literally in many instances) component of the landscape. Apart from its intrinsic value and interest as part of the natural environment, soil also plays ...