Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10th edition

Published by Pearson (November 13, 2017) © 2018

  • Robert W. Christopherson
  • Stephen Cunha Humboldt State University
  • Charles E. Thomsen
  • Ginger H. Birkeland

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ISBN-13: 9780134857213
Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography
Published 2017

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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography is a practical text explaining the essentials of physical geography. The text is organized into 4 sections by Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Known for meticulous attention to detail and up-to-date accuracy, the text guides you through the principles of physical geography, using real-world applications.

The 10th Edition includes new real-world case studies and activities that engage you and help you apply geography to the real world.

  1. Essentials of Geography

THE ENERGY-ATMOSPHERE SYSTEM

  1. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
  2. Earth's Atmosphere
  3. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
  4. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations

THE WATER, WEATHER, AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS

  1. Water and Atmospheric Moisture
  2. Weather
  3. Water Resources
  4. Earth's Climatic Regions
  5. Climate Change

III. THE EARTH-ATMOSPHERE INTERFACE

  1. The Dynamic Planet
  2. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
  3. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
  4. River Systems
  5. Aeolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
  6. Oceans and Coastal Systems
  7. Glacial Landscapes and the Cryosphere

SOILS, ECOSYSTEMS, AND BIOMES

  1. The Geography of Soils
  2. Ecosystem Essentials
  3. Terrestrial Biomes

APPENDICES

  1. Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps
  2. The Koppen Climate Classification System
  3. Common Conversions

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