This book offers a treatment of the elements of physical geography without sacrificing scientific content. The book is written, organized, and illustrated to give an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in physical geography. It presents the most up-to-date information about Earth's physical systems available in an introductory book all viewed through the spatial analysis approach unique to physical geography. The book is supported by a superior cartographic and illustration program.
Genre: Science, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0130161365


Elemental Geosystems offers a briefer treatment of the elements of physical geography than its parent text, Geosystems 3/E. The book maintains Geosystems popular systems organization which organizes topics in a logical order consistent with the flow of energy and matter in nature.
Genre: Géographie physique, Editor: , Pages: 573 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: STANFORD:36105019386528


Offering current examples and modern science within a one-of-a-kind Earth systems organization, 'Geosystems' provides a truly unique physical geography experience.
Genre: Physical geography, Editor: Pearson Education, Pages: 623 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0321770765


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.
Genre: Science, Editor: Pearson College Division, Pages: 648 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: STANFORD:36105114534709


NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for 0321984447 / 9780321984449 Elemental Geosystems Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package, 8/e--This package contains: 032198501X / 9780321985019 Elemental Geosystems 0321987330 / 9780321987334 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Elemental Geosystems For introductory physical geography courses. Explore Earth's Dynamic, Changing Systems Among the most highly regarded textbooks in physical geography, Robert Christopherson's best-selling Elemental Geosystems is known for currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and a dynamic multimedia program. Organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, subjects are presented in the same sequence in which they occur in nature -- an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. The Eighth Edition includes a unique new standalone chapter on Climate Change that presents the history and evidence of natural and human-caused climate change. The Eighth Edition also features new MasteringGeography activities, streamlines and focuses essential content, and incorporates more visual media, active learning, and visual tools to help student engagement and mastery. Also Available with MasteringGeography (tm) This title is also available with MasteringGeography -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Genre: Education, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 648 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 032198501X


This loose-leaf, three-hole punched version of the textbook gives students the flexibility to take only what they need to class and add their own notes--all at an affordable price. For introductory physical geography courses. Explore Earth's dynamic, changing systems Among the most highly regarded textbooks in physical geography, Robert Christopherson's best-selling Elemental Geosystems retains its unparalleled currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and dynamic multimedia program. Organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, subjects are presented in the same sequence in which they occur in nature--an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. The 9th Edition features updated content and new Mastering Geography activities, while also incorporating new visual media, active learning activities, and visual tools to help student engagement and mastery. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(tm) Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the loose-leaf version of the text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134867416 / 9780134867410 Elemental Geosystems, Books a la Carte Plus MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 9/e
Genre: , Editor: Pearson, Pages: 624 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134818563


PLEASE PROVIDE COURSE INFORMATIONIdeal for use with any text on Physical Geography, this laboratory manual contains step-by-step exercises that help students apply essential geographic principles, methods, and tools to better understand Earth and its systems. Organization of each lab exercise chapter entails an introduction, key terms and concepts listing, objectives of the chapter, and a listing of materials and sources needed to complete the exercises. The initial laboratory exercise is called the Prologue Lab and is unique to this manual. The assignments in the Prologue are meant to span the entire term and will provide students with the tools of spatial analysis that are at the core of geography.
Genre: Science, Editor: , Pages: 294 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0130113247


For introductory physical geography courses. A brief, visual, and media-rich approach to physical geography Highly regarded, best-selling author Robert Christopherson has partnered with renowned geographer and educator Stephen Cunha and longtime media author Charlie Thomsen to establish Geosystems Core , a brief, modular, highly visual and flexible textbook and springboard into physical geography. This approach allows instructors to teach concepts in their preferred order, empowering them to bring in their own case studies and applications to further illustrate the core concepts. Instructors can also easily augment and extend the First Edition of the print book by leveraging the rich library of media and customizable assessment resources in MasteringGeography. Also available with MasteringGeographyTM This title is also available with MasteringGeography-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringGeography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography, search for: 0321949552 / 9780321949554 Geosystems Core Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package This package contains: 0321834747 / 9780321834744 Geosystems Core 0321958276 / 9780321958273 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems Core
Genre: Science, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 464 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0321834747


This memoir is the first to review all of Antarctica’s volcanism between 200 million years ago and the Present. The region is still volcanically active. The volume is an amalgamation of in-depth syntheses, which are presented within distinctly different tectonic settings. Each is described in terms of (1) the volcanology and eruptive palaeoenvironments; (2) petrology and origin of magma; and (3) active volcanism, including tephrochronology. Important volcanic episodes include: astonishingly voluminous mafic and felsic volcanic deposits associated with the Jurassic break-up of Gondwana; the construction and progressive demise of a major Jurassic to Present continental arc, including back-arc alkaline basalts and volcanism in a young ensialic marginal basin; Miocene to Pleistocene mafic volcanism associated with post-subduction slab-window formation; numerous Neogene alkaline volcanoes, including the massive Erebus volcano and its persistent phonolitic lava lake, that are widely distributed within and adjacent to one of the world’s major zones of lithospheric extension (the West Antarctic Rift System); and very young ultrapotassic volcanism erupted subglacially and forming a world-wide type example (Gaussberg).
Genre: Science, Editor: Geological Society of London, Pages: 816 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781786205360


A comprehensive picture of the architecture of crustal magmatic systems The composition of igneous rocks – their minerals, melts, and fluids – reveals the physical and chemical conditions under which magmas form, evolve, interact, and move from the Earth’s mantle through the crust. These magma dynamics affect processes on the surface including crustal growth and eruptive behaviour of volcanoes. Crustal Magmatic System Evolution: Anatomy, Architecture, and Physico-Chemical Processes uses analytical, experimental, and numerical approaches to explore the diversity of crustal processes from magma differentiation and assimilation to eruption at the surface. Volume highlights include: Physical and chemical parameterization of crustal magmatic systems Experimental, theoretical and modelling approaches targeting crustal magmatic processes Timescales of crustal magmatic processes, including storage, recharge, and ascent through volcanic conduits The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals. Find out more about this book in a Q&A with the Editors.
Genre: Science, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 256 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119564454