Earth Systems Processes and Issues

ISBN-10: 0521478952

ISBN-13: 9780521478953

Edition: 2000

Authors: W. G. Ernst

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This is the ideal introductory textbook for any course at the first-year university level which touches upon environmental issues or earth systems science.
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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Introduction, the Earth as a System
Why in the world study earth systems science?
Physical geography
Time scales: geologic, biologic, and political
Natural Processes: The Geosphere
The earth's place in the solar system
Earth materials, and the internal constitution of the planet
Drifting continents, sea-floor spreading, and plate tectonics
Fluvial landforms: the surface of the earth
Chemical weathering and soils: interface between the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere
The Hydrosphere
The hydrological cycle
Atmosphere-ocean coupling and surface circulation of the ocean
Deep-sea and global ocean circulation
Chemical oceanography
Atmosphere composition, mixing, and ozone destruction
Atmosphere motions and the greenhouse
Can we forecast climate future without knowing climate past?
Can we predict climate change accurately?
The Biosphere
Biodiversity: result of speciation and extinction
Evolution: adaptation and environmental change
Global biogeochemical cycles: carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen
Global change and the terrestrial carbon cycle: the Jasper Ridge CO2 experiment
Ecology: possible consequences of rapid global change
Societal and Policy Implications: Resource Use and Environmental Technology
Population and the environment
Mineral resources: assets and liabilities
Energy resources and the environment
Natural hazards: prediction and risk: society, the environment and public policy
Steps from environmental science to effective policy
Confronting the prospect of global climate change: carbon taxes and other domestic policy options
Land use: global effects of local changes
Agriculture and global change
Water allocation and protection: a case study of the American Southwest
Valuing nature
The life support system - towards earth sense
Synthesis of earth systems and global change
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