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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Describe briefly how Earth’s rotation and revolution affect life on Earth.

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The way in which the Earth’s rotation and revolution affect life on the Earth.

Explanation

Rotation and revolution are the two basic movements of the Earth. Earth rotates on its axis, a fictional line that extends from the North Pole to the South Pole. This rotation is in a uniform rate; one complete turn with respect to the Sun will take 24 hours.

The earth rotates in an eastward direction, which results in the rising of the Sun in the east. The sun seems to be moving westward, as it ascends to the sky and then descends toward west as it sunsets. It is the Earth that rotates, not the Sun. Rotation is the main factor that causes days and nights on the Earth...

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