For Introductory courses in Physical Geography.Offering a briefer treatment of the elements of physical geography without sacrificing scientific content, Elemental Geosystems features a distinctive integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, and scientific correctness. Drawing on the readability, superior graphics, cartography, and scientific accuracy of its companion text, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fifth Edition, Elemental Geosystems, Fourth Edition is written, organized, and illustrated to give students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography.
- Mixed media product | 608 pages
- 210.82 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 1,133.98g
- 13 May 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 4th edition
Table of contents
1. Foundations of Geography. THE ENERGY-ATMOSPHERE SYSTEM. 2. Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere. 3. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures. 4. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. WATER, WEATHER, AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS. 5. Atmospheric Water and Weather. 6. Global Climate Systems. 7. Water Resources. EARTH'S CHANGING LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS. 8. The Dynamic Planet. 9. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. 10. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement. 11. River Systems and Landforms. 12. Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes. 13. The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms. 14. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. BIOGEOGRAPHY SYSTEMS. 15. The Geography of Soils. 16. Ecosystems and Biomes. 17. Earth and the Human Denominator. APPENDICES. A. Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps. B. The Koeppen Climate Classification System. C. The Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC). D. Common Conversions.