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

ISBN-10: 0321667727
ISBN-13: 9780321667724
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $162.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244

This book offers a general interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change geared 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 text is consideration of aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change.

Introduction: the Changing Planetary System
Earth's Lithosphere: Geologic Time and Building Blocks
Earth's Lithosphere: Plate Tectonics
The Fluid Earth: Atmosphere
The Fluid Earth: Hydrosphere and Air-Sea Interactions
Our Living Planet: Earth's Ecosphere
Biogeochemical Cycles of Carbon, Nutrients, and Oxygen
Historical Framework of Global Environmental Change
Human Forcings on the Ecosphere: 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

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