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Table of Contents
1. Essentials of Geography
The Energy-Atmosphere System
2. Solar Energy to Earth and the Seasons
3. Earth’s Modern Atmosphere
4. Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances
5. Global Temperatures
6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations
The Water, Weather, and Climate Systems
7. Water and Atmospheric Moisture
9. Water Resources
10. Global Climate Systems
11. Global Climate Change
The Earth-Atmosphere Interface
12. The Dynamic Planet
13. Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanism
14. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement
15. River Systems
16. Oceans, Coastal Systems, and Wind Processes
17. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes
Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes
18. The Geography of Soil
19. Ecosystem Essentials
20. Terrestrial Biomes
Appendix A Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps
Appendix B The Koppen Climate Classification System
Appendix C Common Conversions
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