Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10th edition

  • Robert W. Christopherson, 
  • Stephen Cunha, 
  • Charles E. Thomsen, 
  • Ginger H. Birkeland

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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.

Published by Pearson (November 13th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780134857213

Subject: Geography

Category: Physical Geography


  1. Essentials of Geography


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


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


  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


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


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

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