Elemental Geosystems Plus Mastering Geography With Etext -- Access Card Package by Robert W. ChristophersonElemental Geosystems Plus Mastering Geography With Etext -- Access Card Package by Robert W. Christopherson

Elemental Geosystems Plus Mastering Geography With Etext -- Access Card Package

byRobert W. Christopherson, Ginger Birkeland

Book & Toy | January 9, 2015

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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.


Superior support beyond the classroom with MasteringGeography

MasteringGeography is 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.

0321984447 / 9780321984449 Elemental Geosystems Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package, 8/e--

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  • 032198501X / 9780321985019 Elemental Geosystems
  • 0321987330 / 9780321987334 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Elemental Geosystems


Robert W. Christopherson attended California State University-Chico for his undergraduate work and received his Masters in Geography from Miami University-Oxford, Ohio. Geosystems evolved out of his teaching notes and was his graduate thesis: this is his life’s work. He founded the geography program of American River College faculty. H...
Title:Elemental Geosystems Plus Mastering Geography With Etext -- Access Card PackageFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:640 pages, 10.71 × 8.5 × 0.79 inPublished:January 9, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321984447

ISBN - 13:9780321984449


Table of Contents

1. Essentials of Geography

PART I: The Energy-Atmosphere System

2. Solar Energy, Seasons, and the Atmosphere

3. Atmospheric Energy and Global Temperatures

4. Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulations

PART II: Water, Weather, and Climate Systems

5. Atmospheric Water and Weather

6. Water Resources

7. Global Climate Systems

8. Climate Change

PART III: The Earth–Atmosphere Interface

9. The Dynamic Planet

10. Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

11. Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement

12. River Systems and Landforms

13. The Oceans, Coastal Systems, and Wind Processes

14. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes

PART IV: Soils, Ecosystems, and Biomes

15. The Geography of Soils

16. Ecosystem Essentials

17. Terrestrial Biomes

Appendix A Maps in this Text and Topographic Maps

Appendix B The Köppen Climate Classification System

Appendix C Common Conversions