9780130668240

Geosystems : An Introduction to Physical Geography with MasteringGeography And #8482

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130668240

  • ISBN10:

    0130668249

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Introductory text and CD-ROM package covers the energy, atmosphere system, water, weather, climate systems, the Earth-atmosphere interface, soils, ecosystems and biomes. An introduction to physical geography. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

Table of Contents

Essentials of Geography
1(39)
PART 1 The Energy-Atmosphere System 40(136)
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
43(22)
Earth's Modern Atmosphere
65(28)
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
93(26)
Global Temperatures
119(24)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
143(33)
PART 2 The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems 176(144)
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
179(32)
Weather
211(34)
Water Resources
245(30)
Global Climate Systems
275(45)
PART 3 The Earth-Atmosphere interface 320(234)
The Dynamic Planet
323(34)
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
357(42)
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
399(30)
River Systems and Landforms
429(34)
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
463(26)
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
489(30)
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
519(35)
PART 4 Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes 554(3)
The Geography of Soils
557(30)
Ecosystem Essentials
587(38)
Terrestrial Biomes
625(26)
Earth and the Human Denominator
651

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