Our Changing Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science and Global Environmental Change
Edition: 4th 2011
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $165.40
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|