Elemental geosystems

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Prentice Hall, 2007 - Science - 619 pages
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This book gives readers anaccessible, systematic, non-mathematical, and visually appealing start in physical geography. It features a distinctive, holistic integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, scientific correctness, and superior graphics (remote sensing images) and cartography. A holistic, process approach is used to describe and discuss each physical system. Highlights more than 200 URLs, and features an accompanying CD-ROM with more than 30 animations of key concepts in physical geography.Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations. Atmospheric Water and Weather. Global Climate Systems. Water Resources. The Dynamic Planet. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement. River Systems and Landforms. Wind Processes and Desert Landscapes. The Oceans, Coastal Processes, and Landforms. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Geography of Soils. Ecosystems and Biomes. Earth and the Human Denominator.For anyone needing a non-mathematical introduction to physical geography.

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Contents

Foundations of Geography
1
Location and Time on Earth
15
Maps Scales and Projections
22
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

ROBERT CHRISTOPHERSON is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Economics and Finance Department at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

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