Geosystems

Geosystems : An Introduction to Physical Geography

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Physical Geography and Earth Science at 2/4-year colleges and universities.Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give introductory students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in the study of physical geography. Completely updated and fully supported by superior cartography, illustrations, photographs, and remarkable remote sensing imagery, this text gives students and professors an integrated and comprehensive technology program that provides motivation and stimulation.show more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 1,950.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130668249
  • 9780130668240

Table of contents

1. Essentials of Geography. I. THE ENERGY-ATMOSPHERE SYSTEM. 2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons. 3. Earth's 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-ATMOSPHERIC 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 and the Human Denominator.show more

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