Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Global Edition

Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Global Edition

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Product details

  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 28mm | 1,439.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 1292057750
  • 9781292057750
  • 95,966

Table of contents

Table of Contents:1. Essentials of GeographyPART IThe Energy-Atmosphere System2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons3. Earth's Modern Atmosphere4. Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances5. Global Temperatures6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations PART IIThe Water, Weather, and Climate Systems7. Water and Atmospheric Moisture8. Weather9. Water Resources10. Global Climate Systems11. Global Climate Change PART IIIThe Earth-Atmosphere Interface12. The Dynamic Planet13. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism14. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement15. River Systems16. Oceans, Coastal Systems, and Wind Processes17. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes PART IVSoils, Ecosystems, and Biomes18. The Geography of Soils19. Ecosystem Essentials20. Terrestrial Biomes Appendix A Maps in this Text and Topographic MapsAppendix B The Koppen Climate Classification SystemAppendix C Common Conversionsshow more