Geosystems : An Introduction to Physical Geography
For freshman- or sophomore-level introductory Physical Geography courses at 2-or 4-year colleges and universities. Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give introductory students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography. The text is supported by a superior cartographic, illustration, and digital media program.
- Mixed media product
- 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,632.92g
- 15 May 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- 4th edition
- illustrations (chiefly colour) colour facsim., colour maps, colour portraits
Table of contents
1. Essentials of Geography. I. THE ENERGY-ATMOSPHERE SYSTEM. 2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons. 3. Earths Modern Atmosphere. 4. Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances. 5. Global Temperatures. 6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. II. THE WATER, WEATHER, AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS. 7. Water and Atmospheric Moisture. 8. Weather. 9. Water Resources. 10. Global Climate Systems. III. THE EARTH-ATMOSPHERE INTERFACE. 11. The Dynamic Planet. 12. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism. 13. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement. 14. River Systems and Landforms. 15. Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes. 16. The Oceans, Coastal Processes and Landforms. 17. Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms. IV. SOILS, ECOSYSTEMS, AND BIOMES. 18. The Geography of Soils. 19. Ecosystem Essentials. 20. Terrestrial Biomes. 21. Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium.