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Author Biography

Robert W. Christopherson is Professor Emeritus of Geography, having taught 30 years at American River College, and is the author of the leading physical geography texts in the US and Canada.

He attended Cal State University-Chico, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  His first textbook was published in 1992.  His textbooks have received several national textbook awards. Also, he was recognized for excellence in teaching with the 1999 “Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award” from the National Council for Geographic Education and the “Outstanding Educator Award” from the California Geographical Society. He was selected by American River College students as "Teacher of the Year" and received the “ARC Patrons Award” for teaching.   In 2009 he was elected to the Textbook and Authors Association prestigious Council of Fellows. He has spoken across the US and Canada to hundreds of colleges, groups, and at professional meetings. Robert was a key member of the Editorial Board for Goode's World Atlas, 22/E, published by Rand McNally.

Robert and his nature photographer wife, Bobbé Christopherson, completed eleven scientific expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions since 2003. They returned May 2 from Antarctica and an expedition northward across the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. On these trips they gather materials for Christopherson's physical geography textbooks.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

1. Essentials of Geography

PART I

The Energy-Atmosphere System

2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons

3. Earth’s Modern Atmosphere

4. Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances

5. Global Temperatures

6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations

 

PART II

The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems

7. Water and Atmospheric Moisture

8. Weather

9. Water Resources

10. Global Climate Systems

11. Global Climate Change

 

PART III

The Earth-Atmosphere Interface

12. The Dynamic Planet

13. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism

14. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement

15. River Systems

16. Oceans, Coastal Systems, and Wind Processes

17. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes

 

PART IV

Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes

18. The Geography of Soils

19. Ecosystem Essentials

20. Terrestrial Biomes

 

Appendix A Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps

Appendix B The Koppen Climate Classification System

Appendix C Common Conversions

 

 



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