For Introductory Physical Geography courses. Offering a briefer treatment of the elements of physical geography without sacrificing scientific content, Elemental Geosystems features a distinctive integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, and scientific correctness. Drawing on the readability, superior graphics, cartography, and scientific accuracy of its companion text, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, Elemental Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography.
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Foundations of Geography
Earths Four Spheres
Part1 The EnergyAtmosphere System 32
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