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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Geosystems by Robert W. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published February 9th by Prentice Hall first published March 1st More Details Original Title.
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Sort order. No, seriously, who actually likes textbooks? Anyone raise your hand? If so, you are strange. With that said, Geosystems is actually kind of good. It's fairly readable, lots of good pictures, but most of all: it is fascinating. Maybe it is just the science geek in me coming out, but I absolutely loved this book.
I rambled on and on about what I learned from these pages to just about anyone who would listen or pretend to. So teachers? Anyone else who is looking to use this book? I highly No, seriously, who actually likes textbooks?
I highly recommend. And just to be clear, I majored in psychology, not geography although this textbook almost made me reconsider my career choice. This was downright painful. The class I took is supposed to be an intro class--an intro!
This textbook isn't set up for people that don't understand this stuff or how on God's green earth "GIS" is equivalent to physical geography. I've went through the class, I understand what both are, and I still don't know why anyone would teach them together, let alone reference them in the same book. To any reading, do yourself a favor and avoid this book. It didn't help me in the slightest. Conclusion I'm g This was downright painful. Conclusion I'm going to pretend this doesn't exist and that I don't own it.
I recommend that if you see this book being used in a class that you drop that one and take another. It's not worth it. Jan 01, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: reference , physical-science. I had to read this book for my freshman college course in Earth Science in I didn't appreciate it at the time, naively assuming all college texts would be so well written. I just looked it over again in December and it's stands as one of the best textbooks I ever bought. The material is presented very clearly, and the illustrations are all quite useful in clarifying the material.
It covers all the topics you would expect in an Earth Science course, with prose that is clear and on poin I had to read this book for my freshman college course in Earth Science in It covers all the topics you would expect in an Earth Science course, with prose that is clear and on point.
I don't know how interesting or useful this would be outside of a classroom, but I am glad I had it as my class text. Nov 17, Tyler Achberger rated it it was amazing. This is really my favorite textbook, and probably the most useful outside of college, I find myself cracking it open and studying it often.. But it also is great read if you want to sit down and soak in a chapter. It covers a wide range of topics scientifically about all kinds of environments and other facets of the earth..
Dec 13, Roby added it. I read this textbook needed for my Physical Geography class. As an introduction to the science it served its purpose. It taught general ideas about all the different disciplines of the science. I am sure had I been in a face-to-face class I may have gotten more out of the class. The text had wonderful pictures and the part that I liked the most were t I read this textbook needed for my Physical Geography class.
The text had wonderful pictures and the part that I liked the most were the added websites along inside of the text to go for further reading. Geography is not just maps; it's all about the earth's different systems including the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. This was a great textbook for someone like me: not into science! Lot's of visuals and real life examples of the different systems, plus food for thought about climate change. I was really bummed at the end of my Physical Geography course because I had to return this book; it was a rental and super expensive!
It was very interesting and the book was good too , but I'm so glad to be done with the class. Now I can get ready for Christmas. Hard to rate this - as it is a "text book" and all, but it really was full of good and interesting information. A very good text that provides very good tools to understand concepts related with Earth's systems, human-Earth relations, and Physical Geography.
Mar 07, Aaron rated it liked it. May 18, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: textbooks. Jul 31, Textbookman rated it liked it Recommends it for: willing to loan. Shelves: vvc. Class: Geography Condition: Very good. Sep 28, Saad Abdullrahman rated it it was amazing. Lots of super duper information, but I wasn't a fan of the writing, which could be unnecessarily confusing and dry at parts.
May 24, Amiri rated it it was amazing. I like this book because my kid loves it. The subject matter is inherently interesting. Gallimaufry rated it really liked it Nov 22, Ahsan Qadeer rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Katrina Grigg rated it it was ok Nov 08, Jaden rated it it was ok Apr 02, Ashton D.
Richard rated it liked it Apr 18, Logan Carpenter rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Gagen rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Byron Woolley rated it it was amazing Oct 24, The book itself is very comprehensive and in depth, and may have been even better if my teacher followed it in any sort of chronological order that matched up better with the chapters she assigned. As with any introductory course, it's a stupid amount of information to take in, and I just wish I had more time to familiarize myself with the material.
Geosystems Introduction Physical Geography by Robert Christopherson, First Edition
Geosystems : An Introduction to Physical Geography. Robert W. Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson's bestselling texts are known for meticulous attention to detail, currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and strong multimedia program. Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Eighth Edition is organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, presenting subjects in the same sequence in which they occur in nature an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. Each chapter also includes strong learning tools and a structured learning path, with Key Learning Concepts presented at the start of the chapter, Key Learning Concepts Review at the end of the chapter, and Critical Thinking questions integrated throughout. Offering current examples and modern science within a one-of-a-kind Earth systems organization, Christopherson combines student-friendly writing, outstanding art, and a strong multimedia program for a truly unique physical geography experience. Christopherson is Professor Emeritus of Geography, having taught 30 years at American River College, and is the author of the leading physical geography texts in the US and Canada.
Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography
Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 9th Edition