More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 4/30/2012.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
- The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.
The physical geography of Earth is explained through the systems that shape the planet's lands, waters, and atmosphere. Written in an easy narrative style, each chapter combines text with more than 40 single-concept illustrations. The result is a distinctive design that weaves words and illustrations together into an integrated whole. The presentation is uncluttered to keep students focused on the main themes. An entire chapter is dedicated to climate change, its geographic origins, likely outcomes, and influence on other Earth systems. A distinctive illustration program includes summary diagrams at the end of chapters that recap concepts and reinforce the systems approach. Section summaries within chapters, along with end-of-chapter review points and questions, are provided to highlight key concepts and encourage thoughtful review of the material. The instructor's guidebook highlights the core concepts in each chapter and suggests strategies to advance a systems approach in teaching physical geography.
Table of Contents
|Earth's Energy, Climate and Ocean Systems|
|Mapping our course of study|
|An overview of planet Earth: some geographic observations about Earth|
|The Sun-Earth energy system: fuel for a planet|
|Earth's radiation and heat systems over land and water|
|The great systems of global air and ocean circulation|
|Atmospheric moisture, precipitation and weather systems|
|Modern climate types and patterns|
|Climate change, past, present, and future|
|Earth's Life Support Systems|
|Earth as an ecosystem: energy, food, and life|
|Biogeography: geographic distribution of plant and animal types|
|Human origins, diffusion, and the alteration of natural landscapes|
|Soil system, processes, and formation|
|Soil types, distribution, and land use relations|
|Earth's Water Systems|
|The global water system|
|Runoff systems, streamflow, and watersheds|
|Groundwater, lakes, and water resources|
|Earth's Rock and Mountain Systems|
|Earth's internal system: heat, convection, rocks and the planet's skin|
|The formation and geographic organization of the continents and ocean basins|
|Mountain building systems, earthquakes, and volcanoes|
|Earth's Erosional and Landform Systems|
|Geomorphic systems: rock weathering, hill slope processes, and slope formation|
|Stream systems, valley formation, and fluvial landscapes|
|Coastal systems: waves, currents, and landforms|
|Glacial systems: growth, motion, and work of glacial ice|
|Wind, sand, dust, and deserts|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|