9780136005988

Geosystems : An Introduction to Physical Geography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136005988

  • ISBN10:

    0136005985

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Summary

Geosystems, 7/e fully defines physical geography by offering the latest science in an Earth systems organization. With its detailed remote sensing imagery, excellent cartography, and photography along side a student-friendly technology package, the book offers a one-of-a-kind study of Physical Geography.Using the latest in satellite imagery and current statistical information, this book covers such topics as: the energy-atmosphere system; the water, weather, and climate systems; the earth-atmosphere interface; and soils, ecosystems, and biomes.

Table of Contents

Essentials of Geography
The Energy-Atmosphere System
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
Earth s Modern Atmosphere
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
Global Temperatures
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
Weather
Water Resources
Global Climate Systems
The Earth-Atmosphere Interface
The Dynamic Planet
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
River Systems and Landforms
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes
The Geography of Soils
Ecosystem Essentials
Terrestrial Biomes
Earth and the Human Denominator
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