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Geosystems Core

By Ginger Birkeland, Robert W. Christopherson, Stephen Cunha, Charles E. Thomsen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 1, 2016

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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 1st Edition of the print book by leveraging the rich library of media and customizable assessment resources in MasteringGeography.

 

Also available with Mastering Geography
This title is also available with Mastering™ Geography--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; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, 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 Mastering Geography, search for:

 

0321949552 / 9780321949554 Geosystems Core Plus Mastering Geography with eText -- Access Card Package

 

This package contains:

  • 0321834747 / 9780321834744 Geosystems Core
  • 0321958276 / 9780321958273 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems Core
Geosystems Core, 1st Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction to Physical Geography

 

Part I: Energy & Earth Systems

1. Solar Energy, Seasons, & the Atmosphere

2. Energy in the Atmosphere

3. Pressure, Winds, & Currents

 

Part II: Water, Weather, & Climate Systems

4. Atmospheric Water & Weather

5. Water Resources

6. Global Climate Systems

7. Climate Change

 

Part III: The Geosphere: Earth’s Interior & Surface

8. Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, & Volcanism

9. Weathering & Mass Movement

10. Stream Erosion & River Systems

11. Coastal Systems & Wind Processes

12. Glacial Systems

 

Part IV: The Biosphere

13. Ecosystems & Soils

14. Biomes

 

 

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Package ISBN-13: 9780134587806

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  • Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems Core
    Ginger Birkeland, Robert W. Christopherson, Stephen Cunha, Charles E. Thomsen

$138.53 $131.60 | Add to Cart

Package ISBN-13: 9780135242315

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  • Applied Physical Geography: Geosystems in the Laboratory, 10th Edition
    Charles E. Thomsen, Robert W. Christopherson

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Package ISBN-13: 9780134835693

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  • Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, 2nd Edition
    Michael E. Mann, Lee R. Kump
  • Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems Core
    Ginger Birkeland, Robert W. Christopherson, Stephen Cunha, Charles E. Thomsen

$138.53 $131.60 | Add to Cart

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