Our Changing Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change

ISBN-10: 0130651729
ISBN-13: 9780130651723
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: For introductory courses in Earth System Science, Earth Science or Global Environmental Change. This book offers a general interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science. It presents both  More...

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Book details

List price: $109.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 580
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

For introductory courses in Earth System Science, Earth Science or Global Environmental Change. This book offers a general interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science. It presents both Earth science and ecological concepts related to global change, as well as a discussion of the human dimensions of change. The unifying theme of the book is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change.

Preface
Introduction
The Natural System
Earth's Lithosphere: Geologic Time and Building Blocks
Earth's Lithosphere: Plate Tectonics
The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere
The Fluid Earth: Hydrosphere
Earth's Ecosphere
Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon, Nutrients, and Oxygen
Historical Framework of Global Environmental Change
The Human Dimension
World Population, Development, and Resource Consumption
The Changing Earth Surface: Terrestrial Vegetation
The Changing Earth Surface: Land and Water
The Changing Atmosphere: Acid Deposition and Photochemical Smog
The Changing Atmosphere: Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change
The Changing Atmosphere: Global Warming and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Minerals
Elements
Oxides
Silicates
Aluminosilicates
Layered Aluminosilicates
Carbonates
Sulfates
Sulfides
Answers to Study Questions
Glossary
References
Index

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