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Elemental Geosystems - With CD

Elemental Geosystems - With CD - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131497023

Cover of Elemental Geosystems - With CD 5TH 07 (ISBN 978-0131497023)
ISBN13: 978-0131497023
ISBN10: 0131497022
Edition: 5TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2007
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ISBN13: 978-0131497023

Robert Christopherson

ISBN13: 978-0131497023
ISBN10: 0131497022
Edition: 5TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

For Introductory courses in Physical Geography.

Offering a briefer treatment of the elements of physical geography without sacrificing scientific content, Elemental Geosystems features a distinctive integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, and scientific correctness. Drawing on the readability, superior graphics, cartography, and scientific accuracy of its companion text, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fifth Edition, Elemental Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Geography.

THE ENERGY-ATMOSPHERE SYSTEM.

2. Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere.
3. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures.
4. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations.

WATER, WEATHER, AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS.

5. Atmospheric Water and Weather.
6. Global Climate Systems.
7. Water Resources.

EARTH'S CHANGING LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS.

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.

BIOGEOGRAPHY SYSTEMS.

15. The Geography of Soils.
16. Ecosystems and Biomes.
17. Earth and the Human Denominator.

APPENDICES.

A. Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps.
B. The Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC).
C. The Köppen Climate Classification System.
D. Common Conversions.

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