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Main Title Geosystems : an introduction to physical geography /
Author Christopherson, Robert W.
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 57366503
ISBN 0131531174; 9780131531178; 0131331000; 9780131331006
Subjects Physical geography ; Physische Geografie ; Géographie physique ; Physische Geographie ; Gâeographie physique ; Geographie physique--rasuqam
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  GB54.5.C48 2006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/28/2015 DISPERSAL
EKCM  GB54.5.C48 2006 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/18/2023
Edition 6th ed.
Collation xxi, 689, [40] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Pt. 1: The energy-atmosphere system. Solar energy to earth and the seasons -- Earth's modern atmosphere -- Atmosphere and surface energy balances -- Global temperatures -- Atmospheric and oceanic circulations -- pt. 2: The water, weather, and climate systems. Water and atmospheric moisture -- Weather -- Water resources -- Global climate systems -- pt. 3: The earth-atmosphere interface. The dynamic planet -- Tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanism -- Weathering, Karst landscapes, and mass movement -- River systems and landforms -- Eolian processes and arid landscapes -- The oceans, coastal processes and landforms -- Glacial and periglacial processes and landforms -- pt. 4: Soils, ecosystems, and biomes. The geography of soils -- Ecosystem essentials -- Terrestrial biomes -- Earth and the human denominator. This volume is a survey of physical geography textbook. It examines spatial elements of the physical environment -- weather, climate, vegetation, soils and landforms. This volume encourages students to analyze the nature and characteristics of these elements, the processes involved in their development, their distribution over the earth, and their interrelationships. It also examines the interrelationships between these elements and human activities by using maps and other geographical data to locate, analyze, interpret, and solve geographical problems of a physical nature.