9780130168009

Elemental Geosystems

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    9780130168009

  • ISBN10:

    0130168009

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

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 book, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, Elemental Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give readers an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start. A logical, unique book arrangement organized into four parts, each containing related chapters, with a logical order for traditional and innovative subject matter that eases readers through physical geography and a presentation of Earth in a holistic study of interacting physical systems, in an essentially nonmathematical format. Strong emphasis on the science of physical geography, provides readers with a thorough definition of geography, physical geography, and Earth systems science in the introductory chapter, applying th

Table of Contents

Foundations of Geography
1(31)
Part 1 The Energy-Atmosphere System 32(102)
Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere
35(34)
Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
69(36)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
105(29)
Part 2 Water, Weather, and Climate Systems 134(118)
Atmospheric Water and Weather
137(46)
Global Climate Systems
183(44)
Water Resources
227(25)
Part 3 Earth's Changing Landscapes 252(210)
The Dynamic Planet
255(28)
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
283(38)
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
321(28)
River Systems and Landforms
349(30)
Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes
379(26)
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
405(26)
Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes
431(31)
Part 4 Biogeography 462(81)
The Geography of Soils
465(26)
Ecosystems and Biomes
491(42)
Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium
533(10)
Appendix A Maps in This Text and Topographic Maps 543(5)
Appendix B The Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC) 548(5)
Appendix C Common Conversions 553

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