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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition)
by:Robert W. Christopherson
Robert W. Christopherson presents college and university students with a market-topping text entitled Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition), ISBN 9780321706225. This text boasts great detailed, current and accurate coverage of the science of climate change in a fashion that students can easily understand. Every chapter presents a...
Robert W. Christopherson presents college and university students with a market-topping text entitled Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition), ISBN 9780321706225. This text boasts great detailed, current and accurate coverage of the science of climate change in a fashion that students can easily understand. Every chapter presents a myriad of effective features and tools including 'Key Learning Concepts' presented at the beginning of each chapter, 'Key Learning Concepts Review' concluding the chapters, as well as the integration of 'Critical Thinking' questions throughout. A visually appealing art program and a solid multimedia program are combined to enhance the overall learning experience of students. Robert W. Christopherson strategically organizes the concepts of Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (8th Edition) across 21 chapters. Chapter 1 presents readers with an introduction to the 'Essentials of Geography' followed by chapter 2 investigating 'Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons.' Chapter 3 investigates 'Earth's Modern Atmosphere' while chapter 4 examines 'Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances.' Chapter 5 delves into 'Global Temperatures' with chapter 6 discussing 'Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations' and chapter 7 focusing on 'Water and Atmospheric Moisture.' Topics surrounding 'Weather' are presented in chapter 8 followed by 'Water Resources' in chapter 9 and 'Global Climate Systems' discussed in chapter 10. Chapter 11 takes a look at 'The Dynamic Planet' with chapter 12 discussing 'Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism' and chapter 13 examining 'Weathering, Karts Landscapes, and Mass Movement.' Chapter 14 investigates 'River Systems and Landforms' followed by chapter 15 examining 'Eolian Processes and Arid Landscapes' and chapter 16 discussing 'The Oceans, Coastal Processes and Landforms.' 'The Geography of Soils' is the topic of choice in chapter 18 with 'Ecosystem Essentials' being discussed in chapter 19 and 'Terrestrial Biomes' investigated in chapter 20. The concluding pages of this book are found in chapter 21 with a look at 'Earth, Humans, and the New Millennium.'
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