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9.3 Physiography, Environments, and Biomes

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 9.3: Physiography, Environments, and Biomes. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

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Resources

Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Mountain Building, by Okanagan University College
Information, including diagrams, about the evolution of mountains.

Geomorphology from Space, by NASA
NASA devotes a page to the Himalayan Front and Tibetan Plateau within the online book, Geomorphology from Space - A General Overview of Regional Landforms. The technical descriptions annotate a series of photographs of different parts of the Himalayan range.

Topographic Maps, by USGS
This growing online collection of more than 2000 USGS topographic maps covers states from Maine to West Virginia, and dates generally from the 1890s to the 1950s. The maps are catalogued by Quad Index, Town Index, and Image Map. The maps are useful not only for documentation of population growth and land use changes, but also for their lack of color washes for woodland and built-up areas.

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Animations

Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Himalayas Exaggerated, by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Conceptual animations zooming down to Bangladesh followed by an exaggerated growth of the Himalayan Mountain Range.

Plate tectonics animations, by USGS
Animations of plate tectonics that show how landscapes are formed.

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