The Australian Physical Environment uses a systems approach to introduce students to the three critical aspects of the physical environment: the atmosphere, the biosphere, and the lithosphere. International and national comparative examples are used to place Australia's unique environment within a global context.Winner of an Australian Education Publishing Award 2009Oxford University Press is proud to announce that The Australian Physical Environment was a Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Single Title joint category winner. The judges commented that the text was an "important and useful contribution to a field dominated by US textbooks, the book integrates Australian and international information well. Following a systems approach it employs a strong learning framework including case studies and around the world comparative examples."Congratulations to Howard Bridgman, Deidre Dragovich and John Dodson.