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Main Title Elemental geosystems /
Author Christopherson, Robert W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Birkeland, Ginger H.
Publisher Pearson,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 753468493
ISBN 9780132698566; 0132698560; 9780321803290; 0321803299; 9780132940412; 0132940418
Subjects Physical geography ; Physische Geographie
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GB54.5.C47 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/20/2018
Edition Seventh edition, International edition.
Collation xxi, 531, A1-I13 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Essentials of Geography -- Solar energy, seasons, and the atmosphere -- Atmospheric energy and global temperatures -- Atmospheric and oceanic circulations -- Atmospheric water and weather -- Water resources -- Climate systems and climate change -- The dynamic planet -- Tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanism -- Weathering, Karst landscapes, and mass movement -- River systems and landforms -- The oceans, coastal systems, and wind processes -- Glacial and periglacial landscapes -- The geography of soils -- Ecosystem essentials -- Terrestrial biomes -- Earth and the human denominator. From the publisher: Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson's bestselling Elemental Geosystemsis known for currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and a dynamic multimedia program. Elemental Geosystems, Seventh Edition is organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, presenting subjects in the same sequence in which they occur in nature -- an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. Each chapter also includes strong pedagogical tools and a structured learning path that consists of Key Learning Concepts presented at the start of the chapter, Key Learning Concepts Review at the end of the chapter, and Critical Thinking questions integrated throughout.