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.Also, in the introduction to each chapter, a feature called aIn this chapter:a gives you an overview. ... The key learning concepts help you determine what you want to learn, the text guides you in developing information and more ... Each animation features a selfatest with pop-up reinforcement for correct answers. ... Fifteen Career Link essays, including several new ones, feature geographers and other scientists in a variety of professional fields practicing their spatial analysis craft.
|Author||:||Robert W. Christopherson|
|Publisher||:||Pearson College Div - 2007|