Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10th edition

  • Robert Christopherson
  • Ginger H. Birkeland

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Overview

For courses in Physical Geography.

 

The most authoritative introduction to physical geography with new applications to real-world geography

Among the most highly regarded texts in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography is known for its meticulous attention to detail, up-to-date accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Uniquely organized, the text presents Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in strong pedagogical tools, a structured learning path, and current, updated information. The 10th Edition includes new features and activities that help readers apply geography to the real world, revised infographics, and new exercises designed to enhance learning.

 

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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

Published by Pearson (January 5th 2017) - Copyright © 2018