9780130108456

Geosystems : An Intoduction to Physical Geography

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    9780130108456

  • ISBN10:

    0130108456

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2000
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL PTR
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Summary

Presents the most up to date information available about Earth's Physical Systems in an introductory text. A Flexible four part organization groups chapters according to the flow of energy and matter through earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

Table of Contents

Essentials of Geography
1(35)
PART 1 The Energy-Atmosphere System 36(132)
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
39(22)
Earth's Modern Atmosphere
61(26)
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
87(24)
Global Temperatures
111(24)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
135(33)
PART 2 The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems 168(136)
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
171(30)
Weather
201(30)
Water Resources
231(30)
Global Climate Systems
261(43)
PART 3 The Earth-Atmosphere Interface 304(220)
The Dynamic Planet
307(30)
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
337(38)
Weathering, karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
375(28)
River Systems and Landforms
403(32)
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
435(26)
The Oceans, Coastal Processes and Landforms
461(28)
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
489(35)
PART 4 Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes 524(3)
The Geography of Soils
527(28)
Ecosystem Essentials
555(36)
Terrestrial Biomes
591(26)
Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium
617

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