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About the Book

Well known for its flexibility, clarity of presentation, and graphic excellence, Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough, scientifically authoritative, accessible, and geographic view of Earth’s physical systems.

The Fifth Edition of the text features:

  • Extensive new figures to guide students through complex concepts

  • In-depth treatment of biogeochemical cycles in Unit 20 emphasizing carbon and nitrogen cycles

  • Digitally-enhanced figures with live content that can easily be played on a smartphone

  • Carefully updated science. Descriptions and explanations have been methodically evaluated for accuracy, completeness, and currency. Examples of expanded coverage include:

    • Enhanced coverage of the carbon and nitrogen cycles

    • Systematic discussions of streams and glaciers as open systems

    • A new discussion of evolution and its importance for biogeography

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