Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography
Offering a distinctive integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavour and scientific correctness, this work presents up-to-date information about Earth's physical systems viewed through the spatial analysis approach unique to physical geography. The supporting cartographic and illustration programme includes 210 new photographs, 80 remotely-sensed images, and 75 maps that have been re-rendered or are new to this edition.
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