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Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Second Canadian Edition (2nd Edition) [Hardcover]

Robert W. Christopherson , Mary Louise Byrne
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April 15 2008 0135154561 978-0135154564 2

For introductory courses in Physical Geography and Earth Science at 2/4-year colleges and universities.


Geosystems is written, organized, and illustrated to give introductory students an accessible, systematic, and visually appealing start in the study of physical geography. It is fully supported by superior cartography, illustrations, photographs, and remarkable remote-sensing imagery. This second Canadian edition has been carefully crafted to enhance appeal to Canadian students.  A considerable amount of new Canadian material has been added while the best of the US and international examples have been retained. 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Geosystems is a first year Physical Geography textbook. The physical book is rather light (for a hardcover) and features full colour figures and photographs; both of which are positives. These were the only positives!

The 'Canadian' content of this Physical Geography textbook is pathetic. Examples are given with American cities, American frames of reference, and American points of view. The 'Canadian' portions only occur when something could vaguely be associated with both Canada and the United States and consist of appending 'and Canada' to the sentence. Putting aside the failings of the Canadian edition, the textbook is also preachy and unprofessional. I never expected lengthy diatribes against commercialization, SUV owners, or legislation (American) in a SCIENCE textbook. If you're an educator, please find another book. I don't care if it's heavy and in black and white.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Oct. 5 2015
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Book came quickly and in good condition. It has very similar content as newer editions and is way cheaper. Do I enjoy reading it? No. But it serves its purpose and it was a non-optional purchase as far as my professor was concerned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Textbook's Resouces are Great Feb. 21 2010
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I find the textbook easy to use and the additional resouces that acompany the text, helpful in gaining a deeper understanding of subject area and are a great study aid.
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