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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|
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