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Offers an introduction to physical geography. Explains the spatial dimension of Earth's natural systems-its energy, air, water, weather, climates, landforms, soils, plants, and animals. DLC: Physical geography.
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From the very first page, the student is drawn into excitement of contemporary physical geography and the challenge of exploring the home planet. This text offers a distinctive integration of human-Earth relationships, an applied flavor, scientific correctness, and extraordinary currency. The new edition builds on the great success of the first two editions with its thorough, current coverage of physical geography. Geosystems presents the most up-to-date information about Earth's physical systems available in an introductory text--all viewed through the spatial analysis approach unique to physical geography. The text is supported by a superior cartographic and illustration program, including 210 new photographs, 80 remotely- sensed images, and 75 maps that have been re-rendered or are new to this edition.From the Back Cover:
Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give new learners an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography. The book is supported by a superior cartographic, illustration, and a digital media program. With an integrated, easy to understand, easy to use technology program, this book excels in motivating exploration and enhancing presentation. A four-part organization of chapter covers the energy-atmosphere system; the water, weather, and climate systems; the earth-atmosphere interface; and soils, ecosystems, and biomes. For individuals with an interest in physical geography.
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Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0023224517