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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Robert W. Christopherson is Professor Emeritus of Geography, American River College, and is the author of the leading physical geography texts in the US and Canada: Geosystems, 7/E, Elemental Geosystems, 5/E, Geosystems Canadian Edition, 2/E, and Applied Physical Geography, 7/E, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall. He attended Cal State University-Chico, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His first textbook was published in 1992. He has spoken across the US and Canada to hundreds of colleges, groups, and at professional meetings. He and his nature photographer wife have completed 10 polar expeditions since September 2003 to gather information and photos for his textbooks. Robert was appointed recently to the Editorial Board of Goode's World Atlas, 22nd Edition, published by Rand McNally.

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

 

PART III

The Earth-Atmosphere Interface

11 The Dynamic Planet

12 Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism

13 Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement

14 River Systems and Landforms

15 Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes

16 The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms

17 Glacial and Periglacial Processes and Landforms

 

PART IV

Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes

18 The Geography of Soils

19 Ecosystem Essentials

20 Terrestrial Biomes

21 Earth and the Human Denominator

Product Details

ISBN:
9780136005988
Subtitle:
An Introduction to Physical Geography
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Thomsen, Charles E.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Christopherson, Robert W.
Author:
Christopherson, Robert
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Mixed media, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy etc
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
10.80x8.53x1.10 in. 3.80 lbs.

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