Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography

Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10th edition

  • Robert Christopherson, 
  • Ginger H. Birkeland

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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography guides you through the principles of physical geography using real-world case studies and activities.

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

ISBN-13: 9780134857213

Subject: Geography

Category: Physical Geography

Table of contents

1. Essentials of Geography

I. The Energy-Atmosphere System
2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
3. Earth's Atmosphere
4. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures
5. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations

II. The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems
6. Water and Atmospheric Moisture
7. Weather
8. Water Resources
9. Earth's Climatic Regions
10. Climate Change

III. The Earth-Atmosphere Interface
11. The Dynamic Planet
12. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
13. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
14. River Systems
15. Aeolian Processes and Arid Landscapes
16. Oceans and Coastal Systems
17. Glacial Landscapes and the Cryosphere

IV. Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes
18. The Geography of Soils
19. Ecosystem Essentials
20. Terrestrial Biomes

Appendix A. Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps
Appendix B. The Koppen Climate Classification System
Appendix C. Common Conversions

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