Blue Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science

ISBN-10: 0471161144
ISBN-13: 9780471161141
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This introductory text treats earth science from a systems perspective, showing how the four spheres - lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere - are interrelated.

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Book details

List price: $145.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

This introductory text treats earth science from a systems perspective, showing how the four spheres - lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere - are interrelated.

Matthew Parris was born in Africa in 1949 and grew up in Cyprus, Rhodesia, Jamaica and Britain. He became an MP in 1979, and after seven years a Conservative MP he became the regular parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times. His books include his autobiography Chance Witness, Read My Lips, Scorn with Added Vitriol, and Inca-Kola. Parris is a regular travel writer, reviewer, broadcaster and columnist, and has presented Great Lives since 2006.

The Earth System: Our Place in Space
The Earth System
Matter
Energy
The Solar System
The Geosphere: Earth Beneath Our Feet
The Dynamic Geosphere
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
The Rock Cycle
The Hydrosphere: Earth's Blanket of Water and Ice
The Hydrologic Cycle
The Frozen Hydrosphere
The World Ocean
The Atmosphere: Earth's Gaseous Envelope
The Atmosphere
Wind and Weather Systems
The Climate System
The Biosphere: Life on Earth
Life, Death, and Evolution
Energy and Matter in Life Systems
Earth's Major Ecosystems
Habitat, Interactions, and Diversity
The Anthrosphere: Humans and the Future of Earth
Earth's Resources
The Changing Earth System

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