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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography : Virtual Field Trip Upgrade Edition,9780130613455
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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography : Virtual Field Trip Upgrade Edition

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9780130613455

ISBN10:
0130613452
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman- or sophomore-level introductory Physical Geography courses at 2-or 4-year colleges and universities. Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give introductory students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography. The text is supported by a superior cartographic, illustration, and a digital media program. The first Physical Geography book to give students and professors an integrated, easy to understand, easy to use technology program, this text excels in motivating exploration and enhancing presentation. Author's email: bobobbe@aol.com

Table of Contents

Essentials of Geography
1(35)
PART 1 The Energy-Atmosphere System 36(132)
Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
39(22)
Earth's Modern Atmosphere
61(26)
Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
87(24)
Global Temperatures
111(24)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
135(33)
PART 2 The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems 168(136)
Water and Atmospheric Moisture
171(30)
Weather
201(30)
Water Resources
231(30)
Global Climate Systems
261(43)
PART 3 The Earth-Atmosphere Interface 304(220)
The Dynamic Planet
307(30)
Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
337(38)
Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
375(28)
River Systems and Landforms
403(32)
Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
435(26)
The Oceans, Coastal Processes and Landforms
461(28)
Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms
489(35)
PART 4 Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes 524(93)
The Geography of Soils
527(28)
Ecosystem Essentials
555(36)
Terrestrial Biomes
591(26)
Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium
617


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