Blue Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science

ISBN-10: 0471236438
ISBN-13: 9780471236436
Edition: 3rd 2011
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List price: $169.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

The image of the Earth on the front cover was acquired from the GOES-8 Imager by the Laboratory for Atmosphere at NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. It was taken on September 2, 1994, using two channels for the Imager to produce a "natural color" effect. The photos shown here on the back cover illustrate the four spheres of the Earth system - the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere - together with changes being produced by human activities.

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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