Physical Geography

Great Systems and Global Environments

by William M. Marsh, Martin M. Kaufman

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  • 9780521764285
  • 9781139334716
  • 9781139333962
The physical geography of Earth is explained through the systems that shape the planet's lands, waters, and atmosphere. Written in an easy narrative style, each chapter combines text with more than 40 single-concept illustrations. The result is a distinctive design that weaves words and illustrations together into an integrated whole. The presentation is uncluttered to keep students focused on the main themes. An entire chapter is dedicated to climate change, its geographic origins, likely outcomes, and influence on other Earth systems. A distinctive illustration program includes summary diagrams at the end of chapters that recap concepts and reinforce the systems approach. Section summaries within chapters, along with end-of-chapter review points and questions, are provided to highlight key concepts and encourage thoughtful review of the material. The instructor's guidebook highlights the core concepts in each chapter and suggests strategies to advance a systems approach in teaching physical geography.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781139334716
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  • Title: Physical Geography
  • Author: William M. Marsh; Martin M. Kaufman
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521764285
  • 9781139334716
  • 9781139333962

In The Press

'At last, a textbook that successfully merges a graphic storyline with the text to describe the interconnectedness of Earth's great physical systems. The authors do a masterful job using this approach to explain the geographic character of the planet. This textbook will be understandable to both science and non-science majors.' Richard Crooker, Kutztown University