Synopses & Reviews
'Offering a brief treatment of the elements of physical geography without sacrificing scientific content, Elemental Geosystems has been crafted to provide an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography.
Foundations of Geography; Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere; Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures; Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations.
Atmospheric Water and Weather; Global Climate Systems; Water Resources; The Dynamic Planet; Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes; Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement; River Systems and Landforms; Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes; The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms; Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes; The Geography of Soils; Ecosystems and Biomes; Earth and the Human Denominator; Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps; The Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC); The Köppen Climate Classification System; Common Conversions.
A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about physical geography.
Pearson Prentice Hall’s Encounter Geosystems supplement gives students a new way to visualize key topics in physical geography using Google Earth™ and saves instructors time by providing well-organized, assignable exercises.
A useful visual tool for studying physical geography.
gives you a well-organized way to visualize key topics, helping you find Google Earth™ locations
for assignments created. Here's how it works: Each of 20 Explorations consists of a worksheet and a .KMZ file. The
worksheets, available in the workbook or as PDFs, guide you through activities and ask for feedback. The .KMZ files,
designed to be read by the Google Earth™ application, contains placemarks, overlays, and annotations referred to in the
worksheets. Worksheets are printed in a paperback supplement that also includes an access code to the Encounter
Geosystems website. The supplement is perforated for homework assignments. It's the ideal companion to your introductory
Table of Contents
1. Essentials of Geography
2. Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere
3. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
4. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
5. Atmospheric Water and Weather
6. Water Resources
7. Climate Systems and Climate Change
8. The Dynamic Planet
9. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes
10. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
11. River Systems and Landforms
12. Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes
13. The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms
14. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes
15. Geography of Soils
16. Ecosystems and Biomes
17. Earth and the Human Denominator