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Earth System

ISBN-10: 0131773879
ISBN-13: 9780131773875
Edition: 1999
List price: $73.00
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Description: The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth Systems: An Introduction to Earth Systems Science offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide  More...

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List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/3/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 8.31" wide x 10.91" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth Systems: An Introduction to Earth Systems Science offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide decision-making in the future. Designed for the Global Change and Earth System Science courses.

DR. ROBERT CRANE has built a solid reputation for competence in the areas of international development, cross-cultural business applications and institutional entrepreneurship in eastern and western Europe and North and South America. Throughout his career he has been involved with such management institutions as the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago, EM-Lyon in France and the International Management Center (now the Business School of the Central European University) in Budapest. He has developed and/or run customized programs for executives for such firms as Baker & McKensie (one of the world's largest law firms), McKinsey and Company, Societe Generale, Bouygues and many others. Henbsp;holds degrees in French literature (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and translation (maitrise or M.A. from the University of Lyon, France). He also studied management (Young Managers' Programme or Executive MBA at Cranfield University in the U.K.). DR. CARLOS RIZOWY was born in Uruguay, South America and was appointed by Uruguay's President as Honorary Consul of Uruguay for Chicago and the Midwest of the United States. In demand as a private personal coach to CEOs and upper management and Boards of significant American corporations doing business abroad, and as a public speaker and media commentator, routinely addressing over sixty audiences each year. Groups addressed include the Council on Foreign Relations, Rotary International, Stanford University Law Forum, and many major Universities, Latin American Chamber of Commerce.nbsp;His law practice as of counsel to the firm of Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal, has focused on corporations, government relations and international transactions. His international business consulting focuses on government relations. He has counseled governmental as well as non-governmental organizations and consults as a foreign policy personal coach to CEO's of prominent American companies doing business abroad. He has authored articles in professional and popular journals on topics in law, business and international relations. As former chairman of the political science department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, he inspired a generation of students and faculty.

Introduction to Global Change
Daisyworld: An Introduction to Systems
Global Energy Balance: The Greenhouse Effect
The Atmospheric Circulation System
The Circulation of the Oceans
Circulation of the Solid Earth: Plate tedtonics
Recycling of the Elements: The Carbon Cycle
Long-Term Climate Regulation
The Chemical Environment: Evolution of the Atmosphere
Biodiversity through Earth History
Pleistocene Glaciation
Short-Term Climate Variability
Global Warming
Ozone Depletion
Human Threats to Biodiversity
Climate Stability on Earth and Earthlike Planets
Units and Unit Conversions
Temperature Conversions
Periodic Table
Useful Facts
Glossary
Index

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