9780131497023

Elemental Geosystems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131497023

  • ISBN10:

    0131497022

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This book gives readers anaccessible, systematic, non-mathematical, and visually appealing start in physical geography. It features a distinctive, holistic integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, scientific correctness, and superior graphics (remote sensing images) and cartography. A holistic, process approach is used to describe and discuss each physical system. Highlights more than 200 URLs, and features an accompanying CD-ROM with more than 30 animations of key concepts in physical geography.Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. Atmospheric Water and Weather. Global Climate Systems. Water Resources. The Dynamic Planet. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement. River Systems and Landforms. Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes. The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Geography of Soils. Ecosystems and Biomes. Earth and the Human Denominator.For anyone needing a non-mathematical introduction to physical geography.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Geography
The Energy-Atmosphere System
Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
Water, Weather, and Climate Systems
Atmospheric Water and Weather
Global Climate Systems
Water Resources
Earth's Changing Landscape Systems
The Dynamic Planet
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
River Systems and Landforms
Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes
Biogeography Systems
The Geography of Soils
Ecosystems and Biomes
Earth and the Human Denominator
Appendices
Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps
The Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC)
The Kouml;ppen Climate Classification System
Common Conversions
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